St. Thomas Aquinas senior Logan Seger named Gatorade POY

Logan Seger has once again found himself part of St. Thomas Aquinas boys cross country history.

The STA senior became the fifth Saint to be selected for a special award. This week Seger was named the 2021-22 Gatorade Kansas Boys Cross Country Player of the Year.

According to the STA cross country Twitter account, the Saints have had five recipients of the award, which is three more than any other Kansas school. 

This was another award for Seger after he capped his senior year with an individual state championship on Oct. 30. He joined a list of former Saints to win a state title.

That was his goal entering the 2021 cross country season. Seger accomplished that goal at the Class 5A state championship in Augusta.

It was his first and only individual state championship. Seger became the fourth Saint to win gold in the past seven years. His winning time from the 5K state race was 15:39.2.

Seger is verbally committed to running at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, next year. He made that commitment shortly after the state meet.

According to the release, Seger joins recent Gatorade KansasBoys Cross Country Players of the Year Daniel Harkin (2019-20, Manhattan High School), and Ethan Marshall (2018-19 and 2017-18, Saint Thomas Aquinas High School), among the state’s list of former award winners.

– story by Jimmy Gillispie

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