By Lee Ramsey, lee@heraldnewstn.com
Brooks Finishes Top Ten in State
Seymour’s Hayden Brooks throwing the shot put. (the Herald / Lee Ramsey)

Seymour’s Hayden Brooks throwing the shot put. (the Herald / Lee Ramsey)

The Seymour Eagles track program is rich in tradition when it comes to discus throwers. In the past several years, it wouldn’t be a Class AAA Track and Field State Championship without a Seymour thrower in competition.

The Eagles have had at least one state qualifier for each of the past eight years. The most recent was this year as super athlete Hayden Brooks finished 9th in the 2013 AAA State Track and Field Championship with a throw of 143 feet and three inches. He finished twelfth last year in the same event.

Brooks also beat his sectional toss by two feet, however, his best throw of the year was in the IMAC Championship where he broke his own school record with a toss of 147 feet and 9 inches.

Seymour track coaches Gary Stinnett -left- and Charlie Householder -right- timing a race. (the Herald / Lee Ramsey)

Seymour track coaches Gary Stinnett -left- and Charlie Householder -right- timing a race. (the Herald / Lee Ramsey)

Head Seymour track Coach Gary Stinnett gives a lot of credit for past success to discus coach Charlie Householder.  “Charlie has had six throwers in the past eight years in state competition,” said Coach Stinnett. “He does a phenomenal job with the throwers. Charles really teaches them good technique, and he is always looking to help them improve as much as he can.

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