CROSS COUNTRY

A nnie Hill

St. Joseph’s Academy

THE TIME, FINISH: HILL WON THE THREE-MILE GIRLS VARSITY RACE AT ST. MICHAEL’S BAYOU BOOGIE CLASSIC ON SATURDAY IN 18 MINUTES, 34 SECONDS AT HIGHLAND ROAD PARK.

WHAT THE PERFORMANCE MEANS: THAT’S QUITE A WAY TO START THE SEASON FOR HILL, A SOPHOMORE WHO HAS NEVER LOST A RACE AT HIGHLAND. HER TIME SATURDAY WAS JUST EIGHT SECONDS SLOWER THAN THE WINNING TIME SHE RAN AT METRO MEET LAST NOVEMBER WHEN THE TEMPERATURES WERE MUCH COOLER.

SJA coach Mark LaHaye says: “We’re still working on pacing. She wants to focus on improving every week. She’s extremely competitive, she doesn’t like to lose at anything, whether it’s a race or the most situps in 60 seconds.”

SWIMMING

Nick Seagraves

Catholic

The times, finishes: Seagraves was a double winner at Saturday’s first Capital City Swim League meet, winning the 200-yard individual medley in 2 minutes, 5.41 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 50.06 seconds.

What the performance means: Seagraves may find a niche in the 200 IM for the Bears even though it hasn’t been one of his specialties.

Catholic coach Doug Logsdon says: “The 2:05 is an incredible time and his 100 free was fast also.

“He’s an incredible short course swimmer who is incredibly powerful coming off the walls. He sure did step up and swim fast for us.”