Competition runs in the family for the Logue siblings
Cailie wins third-straight Big 12 women's XC title, while Cormick wins second 4A boys state title in the same weekend
GIRARD, Kan. – Matt Logue hoped to share his passion for running with his two kids, not knowing it would turn out even better than he imagined.
“When my kids were younger I thought it would be really enjoyable if one of them liked to run cross country and I got to coach one of my two kids — really wasn’t too worried about how fast they were either,” says Matt Logue. “And then to have them both be so successful. I never dreamed…I never dreamed that I’d ever coach a state champion — much less two.”
Matt’s oldest, Cailie, ran for him at Girard from 2014-2017. In that time, Cailie was a four-time Kansas high school track and field state champion in the 3200, three-time state track and field champion in the 1600 and two-time 800 champion. She still owns three state track and field meet records in the 800, 1600 and 3200. Cailie also claimed four Kansas high school state cross country titles.
“I remember my freshman year I won cross country and Cormick walked up to me…he wasn’t vary pleased and I was like what’s wrong? He’s like now I have to try to do the same thing — kind of like sibling rivalry,” says Cailie.
Her younger brother, Cormick, has found his own success as a Trojan. Last week, the senior captured his second-straight 4a boys state cross country championship.
“With the background that we have in running, that has set us up to do this type of things, I feel like a big part of that is our prep in high school and our coaching,” says Cormick.
The pandemic allowed the siblings to train together before the cross country season.
“She came home because of covid. And when she did we went on easy runs and we would just kind of keep each other honest,” adds Cormick.
“I think our family is competitive in a fun way, so it’s not like ends up being a part of your identity or part of a bitterness. It’s really fun to train together and to root for each other,” says Cailie.
That training over the summer paid off for Cailie. The Iowa State senior won her third-straight Big 12 women’s cross country title, tied for most in conference history, with her family watching — the day before Cormick won his second state title.
“They’ve never been able to come to a Big 12 before because they coach our high school team in State and the Big 12 always falls on the same weekend, but since both the Big 12 and state were in Kansas this year — they did a lot of driving, but they were able to be at both and I was very thankful,” adds Cailie.
As far as sibling rivalry goes…
“I wouldn’t want Cormick and me to be compared to much. I think he has a very unique path and a very unique experience. He puts in the work himself and does a great job, so I was happy to see his state titles and kind of dreams that he had voiced even when he was a little kid,” says Cailie.