The Southeast Cross Country Showdown 5K course at Veteran's Park in Hoover, AL, has been labeled one of the toughest courses in the country. Teams from all over Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee came to prove themselves and demonstrate stamina and dedication as a combination of a somewhat flat start, scenic wooded areas, and grueling hills provided runners with a challenge unlike any other course. Scattered rain showers throughout the day kept temperatures cool, but fortunately did not leave the course too muddy.
Greenwood senior Ryan Eaton heads south to Alabama to win the Southeast XC Showdown.
The 1st Annual SE XC Showdown is shaping up to be another regional meet that teams will flock to year after year. Hosted on a course that has had such recorgnizable meets as Great American and NTN SE, the Veterans Memorial Running Park outside of Spain Park High School in Hoover, AL has been meticulously prepared for this weekend's meet. The organizers have put together a fantastic meet in hopes of making a memorable event. Teams from AL, MS, GA, TN, and FL are in for good comeption and cool weather....but bring your rain coats just in case. Entry List (Excel Spreadsheet)
Southeast XC Showdown meet director Steve Bedsole talks about the meet and reason for the Sept. 20 registration deadline. The event is Oct. 10 at Veterans Park in Hoover, Ala.