Avery Seaman - Senior
Avery is a forth year high school cross country runner and letterman.
Son of Paul and Mona Seaman.
2018, 2020, & 2021 Letterman
400 Mile Club in 2018
400 Mile Club in 2019
400 Mile Club in 2020
Mile Club in 2021
2018 Personal Best Time 19:51 (18:36*)
2019 Personal Best Time 21:13 (20:31*)
2020 Personal Best Time 19:53
2021 Personal Best Time 17:12
Meet Champion in the Springfield Invitational Open Race
2021 Medalist at the Springfield Invitational
Fastest Top Freshmen Times List for the East Peoria & Metamora Invitationals.
Fastest Top Sophomore Times List for the Normal U-High Invitational.
Fastest Top Senior Times List for Charleston & Springfield Invitationals.
2018 News-Gazette Prep Cross Country Leaders List in October
a freshman, Avery joins our team with
junior high cross country and track
experience. Avery had a great
summer of training before his freshman
season. He ran over 400 miles in
the summer to earn our team's 400 mile
club award. He ran the 7th most
amount of summer miles of any freshman
we have had. He opened up his
freshman year with a time of 20:50 at
the Charleston Invitational. He
placed 75th in the varsity race at the
Charleston Invitational. Avery
had a huge improvement in his second
race. He cut off nearly a minute
to run a 19:51. He placed 29th
in the Monticello triangular meet.
Avery helped our fresh/soph team place
15th at the Peoria Notre Dame
invitational. He ran a 20:37 to
place 328th in the race. Avery
had a big improvement at the East
Peoria Invitational. He ran 2nd
for his fresh/soph team helping lead
them to a 4th place team finish.
Avery ran a 18:36 for a season
best. It was a 75 second
improvement from his previous season
best. He earned enough varsity
letter points after the East Peoria
Invite to earn his first high school
varsity letter. Avery ran strong
enough to earn the 36th fastest spot
on our team's fastest freshmen times
list for the East Peoria Invitational.
Avery earned a spot on the
News-Gazette Prep Cross Country
Leaders List in October. Avery
ran a 19:28 at the Metamora
Invitational. This was strong
enough to earn the 36th spot on our
team's fastest freshman times list at
the Metamora Invitational. Avery
ran a 19:53 at the conference meet on
a super hilly course. He ran
well showing he is a tough runner on
even the most challenging
courses. He made the State meet
roster for his freshman year.
As a sophomore, he had a great summer of running. He earned enough miles to join our 400 mile club. Avery opened up his season at the Peoria Notre Dame Invitational. He ran a 21:52 which was a solid time after coming off an injury and also while wearing a cast. He put himself in good position and was able to pull his teammates for the first half of the race. Avery made a big improvement at the Normal U-High Invitational. He cut off 39 seconds to run his season best time of 21:13. This was fast enough to earn him the 48th spot on our team's fastest sophomore times list at the Normal U-High Invitational. Avery cut off 42 seconds at the Metamora Invitational to run his season best. He ran in the 20s for a 20:31. Avery ran a 22:02 at the conference meet. This was a good time for as challenging of a course as it was. Avery showed great determination during the season working through injury and running with a cast.
As a junior, Avery ran 400 miles in the summer earning our team's 400 mile club award. He opened up his season at the Charleston Invitational with a 20:32. He helped his team win the open race at the Charleston Invitational. Avery showed great leadership throughout the season as he was often seen taking the younger runners under his wing. He often gave them rides to practice and treated them like a good older brother should. He showed great character by doing this. Avery had a big improvement at the Monticello Invitational. He broke into the 19s and ran a 19:53. His 39 second improvement revealed his intensity. Avery helped his team win the open race at the Monticello Invitational. He earned a varsity letter his junior year.
As a senior, Avery earned our team's winter captain award for his disciplined training. Avery opened up his senior year with a giant improvement. He ran a lifetime best of 18:05 at the Charleston Invitational. Avery earned a spot on our team's fastest senior times list at the Charleston Invitational. He went on to run a strong race on a challenging course at the Springfield Invitational. He ran a competitive race and won the open race. He won a medal for winning the meet and helped his open team place 2nd as a team out of 19 teams represented. Avery earned a spot on the team's fastest senior times list at the Springfield Invitational.