With breakout performances from Remi Hoffman and Abbi Plunkett, the Lady Chargers are on their way to state to compete in Division II action after winning the regional crown at Tiffin.
"I've been so impressed with the focus of this team," Edison coach Dean Stanfield said. "I am glad to see it paying for them,"
Hoffman, a sophomore who was a second-team All-Sandusky Bay Conference selection, set a personal record time of 20:11 that enabled Edison to earn the regional crown and state berth.
"She dropped 39 seconds off her PR," Stanfield said.
A significant drop like that is virtually unheard of this late in the season.
Plunkett, who is also a sophomore, finished in 13th place with a time of 19:41 to qualify individually.
Sarah Rospert was four places away from individually qualifying, ending 20th overall in 19:53, while Hoffman finished in 23rd.
Finishing out the scoring for the Chargers, Alyssa Robinson placed 33rd in 20:26 and Sarah Wallace chipped in with a 20:57 to finish 63rd.
"They have the mental game of a state team and they are a special group," Stanfield added.
Heading into Saturday's Meet, Edison could finish as one of the top teams in Division II, but Stanfield has only one goal for his team.
"I just want them to put down their best effort," he said. "If they put down their best effort, that is all you can ask for."
Joining Edison as the other area team contending at state is Seneca East, who will compete in the Division III race.
The Lady Tigers paved their path to state after earning the Troy Regional crown Saturday by scoring 51 points.
Even more remarkable, they had three runners finish among the top four.
Sophomore Brittany Stockmaster led the charge, finishing first overall in 18:32.
Currently, she ranks second in the state behind defending champion Stephanie Morgan.
Morgan ran an 18:21 Saturday to earn the Pickerington Regional crown, so it looks to be heated battle between the two for the individual state title.
Stockmaster, fourth a season ago, will be accompanied by fellow All-Ohioan Jessica Phillips.
Phillips placed second Saturday in 19:05, while Brooke Szabo chipped in with a fourth-place spot to round out the individual state qualifiers.
With an elite three, accompanied by Brecka Szabo (20:17) and Tresa Schaade (20:28), the Tigers look to be a favorite to win the state title.