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Simpson Academy is blessed with a talented and dedicated XC team…thanks to Dr. Angel Overstreet and her dad, Dr. Wyck Neely. Wyck laid the ground work for generations when he began training youth for XC. Angel has now taken the reins as the coach, but even though Angel is the boss, Wyck is still involved. He has built a premiere XC track near his home.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020, thirty-three teams participated in the XC run. Columbia Academy actually hosted the run at Neely Farms. People were everywhere! If you were on Highway 28 coming or going, I am sure you wondered what all the blue lights were about—traffic control is needed for the meet!
Simpson has four seniors this year: Abigail Weston, Drew Williams, Mary Margaret White, and Noah Overstreet.
Simpson Girls placed 1st at the Columbia Academy Invitational with 4 in the top 10 ~ Layla Warren 1st , Kinsley Welch 4th, Emma Overstreet 7th, and Mary Margaret White 8th.
Drew Williams placed 5th in the boys division.
“Cross County is seven days a week,” emphasized Coach Angel, “We don’t just practice or train one day…it takes a huge commitment to run cross country.”
These runners at Simpson have made the commitment. They are pushing every day. With the State run in about a week, these youth are pushing for the gold.
XC runners are friends for a life time.
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