Eagles News · October Athletes of the Month–Sydney Runyan and Tyler Freas

Sydney had a great month starting off by finishing 18th out of 228 runners at the Wendy’s Invitational in Charlotte, NC. Finished 4th overall at the County Championship leading the team to 2nd overall. Finished 8th overall at the Area Championship to both qualify as an individual for the State Championship, but also lead the team to qualifying for State for the first time in 3 years. Her time of 19:07 at Area was her season best and she took that momentum into the State meet finishing 18th out of 171 runners to lead Etowah to an 8th overall team score, which is the 2nd best finish at State in Etowah history.

Tyler has been an outstanding player for us all year. He brings great energy and enthusiasm to both practice and games. He has been a consistent performer on defense and a true threat as a punt returner. What makes Tyler stand out most is his competitive spirit and the joy he has playing. That permeates our team and elevates the energy level of all our players.