Simmons runs in state meet

Published 9:55 am Thursday, November 12, 2015

Nick Simmons put the finishing touches on a strong senior season in the cross country state meet at Ivey Redmon Park in Kernersville on Nov. 7.

Representing Davie, he placed 67th out of 137 with a time of 17:29. The runners competed in rainy conditions.

“He had a great start in the race, but the volume of racing over the last three weeks had taken a toll on him,” coach David Koontz said. “However, what a way to finish out his high-school career representing Davie High in the state championship 4-A race.”

Simmons finished seventh in the Central Piedmont Conference – earning his second all-conference honor – and 16th in the Midwest Regional. Since 1998, there were only two other years in which a male runner from Davie qualified for the state. They were 1998, when the entire boys team qualified, and 2010, when Alex Fleming qualified individually.

“I was very proud of his performance and making history in our program.”