TRM cross country will have a home meet Saturday morning at BMS
T.R. Miller will run in a home meet Saturday at Brewton Middle School.
As of right now, 14 teams are expected at the September 28 meet at Brewton Middle School.
The race is expected to see over 400 runners. Several teams are coming from Mobile and north Florida.
“The whole meet is going to be at Brewton Middle School,” T.R. Miller cross country coach Rob Atkinson said. “We have designed this course for coaches and spectators. Most cross country courses you see the start and you see the finish to the race. This course, you will be able to see the entire race. There is no charge for admission or for parking so we are encouraging everyone to come out and see what a cross country course looks like.”
“Our course is extremely challenging,” Atkinson said. “The times will not be PR (personal record) times. We have a lot of hills and a lot of ups and downs and curves. A lot of the courses you go to around here are flat and fast. This is one is not fast. It is a gut-check to see how tough the kids are really are.”
Atkinson said seeing a course in person is a neat experience.
“We encourage everyone to come on out,” he said. “The first time I ever saw one was the first time I coached in one so I know the experience that people will have after having never seen one before. They are pretty neat to watch. Last year was our first year of ever hosting one here. I want to thank Jerry Morris. He has put in a lot of hours to help get the course ready and I want to thank him for all his help.”
Brewton Middle School is located on US 31 North. The address of the school is 1384 Old Castleberry Road.
Trophies will be awarded to the first and second place teams in the varsity and JV divisions.
The top-10 in each varsity race will receive Columbia dri-fit shirts.