By: Lee Ramsey
The Seymour Eagles and Lady Eagles Cross Country team finished strong recently in the IMAC District meet held at Cock County.
The weather was cool and crisp. It was a perfect day for a race. The leaves were in full color and the sky was blue. The boys finished tied for 6th while the girls finished 5th.
Lady Eagle Amanda Smith placed 9th overall and was selected All-Conference with a time of 23:44.
The winning team was Morristown West for both the boys and the girls.
“Morristown West just has an outstanding program,” said Head Coach Richard Allen. “They are what every other program would like to be.”
The other Sevier County team in the meet was the Sevier County Smoky Bears. They finished strong as the boys finished 3rd and the girls even better at 2nd.
“Sevier County ran well,” Allen said. “Congratulations to them on their efforts.”
Following Amanda Smith for the Lady Eagles was outstanding freshman Blakely Graham finishing 13th overall with a time of 24:14. Graham didn’t make All-Conference, missing by 3 places but Graham should make it in the future.
She was followed by Samantha Ferguson 26:41, Tiffany Cominos 28:00 and Nela Brancikova 28:16.
On the boys’ side, the Eagles were led by Luke Hall, the outstanding senior with a time of 18:35. Hall finished 12th, missing All-Conference by only two places. Hall was followed by Damon Hall with 21:35, Patrick Schumacher 21:58, Zack Glovak 21:59 and Willie Stooksbury with 22:01.
Things get tougher as the Seymour road running Eagles move to the Regional next week at Daniel Boone.
“As we have all year, our young team continues to show improvement,” Allen said. “Every runner had a better time than they had when we ran on this same course back in September and that’s all I can ask of them.”
“Now it’s on to the Region. We’ll give it our best.”
The Seymour Herald would like to wish good luck to the Eagles and Lady Eagles in the Regional.
Seymour CC Finishes Strong in IMAC
By: Lee Ramsey