High School Sports

Class 3A All-Area Boys Cross Country

Player of the year: Jamie Sires

School: Airport

Year: Senior

What he did: Placed seventh at the state meet in a personal-best time of 16 minutes, 36.05 seconds. ... Placed third at Class 3A Lower State, fourth at Sandhills Invitational and 12th at Coaches Classic Invitational.

What was your biggest accomplishment this season? Defending my region championship and placing in the top 10 at state.

What was the biggest obstacle you faced? I had limited training time because I do three other sports.

How do you keep yourself motivated? Delayed gratification: Work hard now and the awards I will receive later down the road will make the work worthwhile.

Why do you love your sport? It's tough; you have to be extremely strong mentally to become the best, and I love the challenge.

What is the best gift you have given someone in the past year? Friendship and care when they were at rock bottom.

What is the best advice you have gotten? Never give up.

Where do you see yourself in 2020? I see myself working in a hospital doing physical therapy with patients.

What do you do with your free time? Spend time with family and friends, going out to eat, watching movies and playing golf.

What is the last book you read? "The Broker" by John Grisham.



Carson Barnes, Chapin | Placed 13th at the state meet (16:53.42)

Quayshun Hawkins, Dreher | Ran a personal-best time of 18:06.36 at state

Heath Lorick, Chapin | Placed 11th in state (16:48.98)

Hunter McGahee, Chapin | Placed 31st in the state (17:29.18)

Josh Williams, Airport | Placed 33rd in the state (17:33.97)