Bradford’s Scott Seymour fashioned a career best time at Saturday’s Foot Locker Cross Country Championship Midwest Regional at Parkside.
The junior traversed the 5,000-meters on the Wayne E. Dannehl National Cross Country Course in 15 minutes, 51 seconds. Seymour finished 29th in the boys seeded race at the 35th annual event.
Last year, Seymour was 180th. At the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Division-1 State Championships last month, Seymour medaled by taking 10th in 16:12.70.
Grant Fisher of Grand Blanc, Mich., won the race in 15:02. Kelcy Welch of Carmel, Ind., won the girls seeded race in 17:34.
The top 10 finishers in both seeded races qualified for the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships National Finals on Dec.14 in San Diego.
Seymour was third among Wisconsin entrants behind Madison’s Olin Hacker, who was 12th in 15:29, and Madison’s Ryan Nameth, who was 17th in 15:37.
Wisconsin finished fifth in the state event with 132 points. Illinois was first with 53 points.
Other local finishers in the seeded race were St. Joseph’s Kevin Ryan, who was 48th in 16:07, Christian Life/Faith senior Luke Versweyveld, who was 84th in 16:27, and Central sophomore Jacob Hebior, who was 98th in 16:38.
For results of all the races at UWP on Saturday, see www.footlockercc.com/2013/results.shtml.