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Jenny Seas is state runner-up in the 3200 Meter Run

Jenny Seas is state runner-up in the 3200 Meter Run.  Photo by ImpactActionPhotos.com
Peebles’ freshman distance runner Jenny Seas (13) runs with the pack during the Girls 3200 Meter race on Saturday at the OHSAA State Track Meet. Seas finished as state runner-up with a finish time of 110:02.25. Photo by ImpactActionPhotos.com

Brother Dan places third in Boys 3200 –

By Mark Carpenter –

For the second time in as many seasons, Adams County has produced a runner-up in the Ohio High School Athletic Association State Track meet. Last year it was Manchester’s Tess Burns occupying the second spot on the podium after her performance in the Girls High Jump, and last weekend it was Peebles High School freshman Jenny Seas making her way to that same podium position.
After winning both the district and regional races in the 3200 Meter Run, Jenny was one of the favorites going into the state meet, and finished in second place at the end behind the state champion, Athena Walsh of St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Walsh won the event in a time of 10:56.80, with Seas crossing in the second spot with her time of 11:02.25.
Seas was in the lead group of about five or six girls and was able to pick a few of them off and eventually ran away with second place, but could never reel in the winner.
“Second place still feels pretty good considering it’s state,” Jenny said after the race. “I was pretty nervous coming in because I knew these would be the best competitors. Once the race started, the nerves just went away.”
“I was just trying to stay up near the front and then at the end give it everything I had and I gave it my all.”
A second place finish in her freshman year does mean one more thing-three more opportunities to grab that top spot on the podium.
“Yea, it feels good to know I have three more chances,” Jenny said. “I will probably start training over the summer for cross-country, so now I can get ready for that.”
Jenny wasn’t the only Seas sibling making a good show at Saturday’s state track meet. Brother Daniel, a senior at Peebles, also ran in the Boys 3200 Meter race and placed third in the state with a time of 9:25.97, behind second place Chad Johnson from Colonel Crawford (9:20.51) and state champion Aaron Wood from Fisher Catholic (9:18.61).

Peebles senior Daniel Seas, left (3), finished third in the final race of his high school career, which happened to be the OHSAA State Meet.  Seas finished with a time of 9:25.97.  Photo by ImpactActionPhotos.com
Peebles senior Daniel Seas, left (3), finished third in the final race of his high school career, which happened to be the OHSAA State Meet. Seas finished with a time of 9:25.97. Photo by ImpactActionPhotos.com

Daniel was philosophical about his final high school race, saying afterwards, “I’m happy with it. It was my last race and no race is perfect. There’s always thing I could have done better but I’m happy with it.”
“I’m not really an emotional person so it doesn’t really affect me,” Daniel said about his final high school race. “I think it gave me fuel for the race to know it was the last go -around but I’m excited for college and I’m looking forward to that.”
“I was trying to hold my own up near the front and leech off of the leaders. After about six or seven laps, that’s when I needed to bull through but I just didn’t have it.” Seas was right at the front early on, even leading for a couple of laps but the two top runners eventually pulled away.
Daniel also placed third in last year’s 3200 at the state meet and was asked about the repeat performance.
“I wish I could have moved up a place or gotten first since you want to win.”
One thing Daniel didn’t miss was his younger sister’s race as he was able to watch the entire girls 3200. “I was able to watch the whole thing,” said the older Seas. “It was a great race. I’ve never seen it so close up at the front for as long as it was, at any level.”
Besides the Seas siblings, there were a number of other athletes from the Southern Hills Athletic Conference who had very respectable showings in the state meet, which was held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium on the campus of Ohio State University.
The Eastern Brown girls 4 x 200 relay team, composed of Abby Fultz, Cassidy Staggs, Madison Hopkins, and Jensen Sowers, finished third in the state, while the same quartet placed fifth in the 4 x 100 race. Lynchburg senior Bailey Leininger placed sixth in the Girls Discus Throw.
St. Thomas Aquinas High School was dominant in the meet, capturing both the girls and boys team titles.

(The People’s Defender would like to thank Charles Grove of The Youngstown Vindicator for his assistance with this story.)

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