Heys sees good, bad with cross country postponement


State cross country rescheduled for Nov. 10

By Mark Huber - mhuber@wnewsj.com



Simon Heys and the rest of the runners competing in the OHSAA state cross country tournament will have to wait a week as the races have been postponed to Nov. 10.

Simon Heys and the rest of the runners competing in the OHSAA state cross country tournament will have to wait a week as the races have been postponed to Nov. 10.


Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence | News Journal File

Wilmington High School senior Simon Heys sees the good and bad with the postponement of Saturday’s OHSAA Division I Cross Country Championship.

“It kind of throws off the taper, which stinks, but it actually puts everyone in the same boat,” he said. “I wish the meet would be this weekend but it could be for the best.”

However, Heys said he enjoys a good run in less than ideal conditions.

“The conditions could not matter any less to me. We are in cross country season and it’s a racer’s job to not only be strong physically but mentally, too,” he said. “I do have a tendency to race better when the conditions are bad.”

The Ohio High School Athletic Association postponed Saturday’s state cross country tournament and is moving the championships to Nov. 10, due to flooding conditions on the course at National Trail Raceway in Hebron, OHSAA executive director Jerry Snodgrass said.

“While I wholeheartedly understand the impact this move has for all those involved in the event, this is the best solution for the safety and well-being of our participating student-athletes,” Snodgrass said. “National Trail Raceway has closed the course due to flooding with the on-going rain we have had in central Ohio, so the conditions will hopefully be much better by next weekend.”

Simon Heys and the rest of the runners competing in the OHSAA state cross country tournament will have to wait a week as the races have been postponed to Nov. 10.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2018/11/web1_CCb_wilm_simonheysFinCG.jpgSimon Heys and the rest of the runners competing in the OHSAA state cross country tournament will have to wait a week as the races have been postponed to Nov. 10. Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence | News Journal File
State cross country rescheduled for Nov. 10

By Mark Huber

mhuber@wnewsj.com