Kougars News · Boys’ cross country finishes season at regionals, Sheehy competes at semistate

On Saturday, October 13, 2018 the boys’ cross country team finished their season at the New Prairie Regional competition.  The team placed seventh out of ten; the top five teams advanced to semistate.

“We didn’t run our best race, ran a bit slow for the first mile,” stated Coach Adams.  “We have to get used to the idea that we can race with the big schools.”

Senior Cameron Sheehy qualified in the regional race as an individual to compete in the semi-state race; his time of 17:08.3 placed him 25th out of 87 runners.  “Cameron ran his second best career time and advanced as one of ten unattached individuals.”

At the semi-state, on Saturday, October 20, 2018, Sheehy posted a 17:09.5 to finish 41st out of 179 runners.  Four regionals feed into each semi-state, contributing 20 teams and 40 additional individuals.  “Cameron didn’t crumple, as many runners do at the end of the season in a race of this importance,” explained Adams.  “I’m very proud of him.  He placed ahead of half of the runners who the week before were ahead of him.  That says something about his mental composure under pressure.”