USC Upstate assistant coach Ed Schlichter recaps the day with Billy Mills the day before Eye Opener in September.
Despite the Seahawk Invitational, the Campbell Invitational, and then the Hurricane Hanna Invitational being cancelled, NC teams traveled to SC for some much needed competition. The Eye Opener meet, held in Spartanburg, is traditionally a solid meet with some great out-of-state competition. This year's meet was no exception. A few teams from the Charlotte (and surrounding) area made a short trip to Northwestern HS in Rock Hill for the Trojan Invitational. Thanks to Northwestern HS for being so accommodating. Photo: (SCRunners.com) John Harwell of Asheville continued his successful season with his win at the Eye Opener Meet.
A big weekend of cross country racing took place over the past few days and we have all the news for you in our weekly weekend wrap-up. Top matchups individually and team, boys and girls, span across each meet summary. See which teams stood out this weekend, as the season starts to heat up.
Seneca freshman Tameka Jackson and Woodmont junior Aaron Ramirez sealed championship victories at the 25th Eye Opener, held at The Roger Milliken Center in Spartanburg.
Eye Opener director Jack Todd is missing the 25th annual Eye Opener meet for another opportunity to serve as International Technical Official (ITO) for track and field at the Beijing Paralympics.
The first annual Eye Opener dinner, hosted by USC Upstate, will feature Olympian Billy Mills.