Cashton’s Carpenter represents village with third straight state appearance

CASHTON, Wis. (WKBT)–Out of the 300 students in Cashton High School, one cross country runner is helping put his town on the map.

Jarret Carpenter has ran for Cashton cross country for three years, and has made a state appearance every year.

He started as a sophomore, switching over from football to cross country.

In his years competing, he says that anyone can be in his position and sees a bright future for the program.

“I think a lot of people might not thing too highly of small towns like Cashton and I think they shouldn’t sleep on us. There’s definitely some talent and you have to push them a little bit and they can be just as good as the bigger schools,” said the senior.

“He has said to his teammates ‘you guys gotta get better and better.’ And again that leadership that he’s had will inspire the guys we have back and the guys we have on our middle school team. Kids are going to hear the stories of Jarret Carpenter, he’ll inspire kids to do better out there,” said coach Jeremy Mosley.

Jarret is still deciding what his next step is after high school, and if he’ll be running competitively.