Sunday CC Roundup 10/6
The goal was simple for the Okaloosa County Cross Country Championship...keep the County Championship winning streaks going, and the teams did just that. The day began with the varsity girls race, with the Niceville girls taking 6 out of the top 12 spots to win easily by 22 points. Next the varsity boys took 5 of the first 8 spots to win by 23 points with freshman Kaden Levings bringing home the individual championship. The JV girls had their work cut out for them with FWB taking 1st, 3rd, & 4th, but we took 2nd and then 5th - 11th to win by a mere 3 points. Finally the JV boys dominated their race taking 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, and 10th to win by 28 points with freshman Noah Hunter bringing home the individual championship. Full results available here. Updated season best times can be found at our team page on Flrunners.com. Boys and Girls
Important Change: Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to provide transportation to Pre-State for JV team. Everyone will be entered but will have to arrange their own transportation to Tallahassee. Since the team is not arranging nor providing transportation, there are no restrictions regarding how athletes get there, with the exception that they not drive themselves. For example, Mr Smith can take his son Sam plus Sam’s friend Joe and Mike to and from the meet.
(To make up for this change we have added an open race to be held at NWFSC on Tuesday, 10/22. 5k open race 4:00. elementary/ms 3k open race 4:45.)
Entries below...if you are listed and know that you are not running, please notify me as we are paying $5 for every JV runner over 10. If you aren’t listed and ARE going I need to know that too (band people). If you aren’t sure you are going because you aren’t sure how you are getting there, then I will leave you entered.
11:15 Vans with varsity team depart from front of gym (we have to run before they close the course at 4:30...)
12:00 JV released from class & departs
~3:00 Varsity arrives at ARP...run course
~4:00 JV arrives at meet
5:00 MS girls race
5:30 MS Boys race
6:00 JV Girls Race
6:30 JV Boys Race
JV depart back to Niceville when boys race is over
Varsity goes to dinner after JV boys race
6:00am Depart Hotel
7:40 Girls Elite Race
8:05 Boys Elite Race
Depart after awards
Overnight Cost $40 per person includes dinner.
Team Banquet: The team banquet will be November 21. Mark your calendars!
“Runners of the Week”
Senior Dane Dickerson had a great race, breaking 17 minutes on a cross country course for the first time in his career. Dane broke his leg during a meet his sophomore year and had a long road of recovery. It is great to see him running in such good form.
Showing the spark that has been hidden in her this season, Junior Ellie Segars ran the best race of her season and ran a strong last mile making up close to 20 seconds on the girls ahead of her to just narrowly miss finishing 3rd.
Freshman Noah Hunter got after it from the gun, leading essentially start to finish to win by 11 seconds over teammate Will Jetton. Noah ran a season best by 30 seconds and would have been the #7 for us in the varsity race!
Sophomore Elle Wise had an amazing race Saturday, dropping 1:41 off of her PR to be the Eagles #2 runner in the JV race and finish 5th overall. This is without a doubt the best race Elle has run in her two years of cross country at Niceville!
This week’s Senior Spotlight
Tell me about your family...
My parents have given me everything to run my hardest and fastest and I am truly thankful. Without them, their encouragement and support I would not be there. Finally, I have a brother who when nice helps me through tough times, so thanks.
I have two sisters and a loving father and mother
When did you start running? Why did you start running?
sophomore year. I started running because I took a break off from soccer and wanted to stay active. I did 5ks to keep in shape, so I joined cross country. How hard could it be?
6th grade I thought I would be good at it
Favorite part about being a cross country runner
My favorite part is running with my teammates and having good conversation or even those times where we can't say anything and only struggle to breath.
People you meet
Best memory of cross country
When I won the JV County Championship!!!!!
Half marathon we ran at practice junior year
Favorite Musician/Band/Music Genre
Your place to relax
Log Cabin in Maine
Favorite subject in school
Complete this sentence "Everyone who knows me, knows I love...."
my Hyundai Sonata(R.I.P)
Plans for the future?
To go into a medical field, probably as a biomedical engineer.
Join the army or air force
Anything else you’d like to add
Thank you to everyone who helped me to get to this point. I'm truly grateful for the help because I'm in it for the long run.
Looking for general season info, don’t forget the team website: www.nhseaglecc.com
Most Updated: Complete Season Schedule available here