HUNTINGTON - Shawnee State University heavily recruits the Tri-State and features a plethora of athletes from local high schools. Following is a look at how six performed last season:
n Connor Flynn, Fairland H.S., men's cross country. Flynn earned all-Mid-South Academic honors. The versatile junior finished 20th in the conference in the javelin throw.
n Ryan Lambert, Greenup County H.S., baseball. A freshman right-handed pitcher, Lambert saw considerable action last season, throwing 12 games and 62.1 innings. He went 3-4 with a 7.07 earned run average.
n Jessica Price, Fairland HS, women's cross country. A sophomore, Price placed 40th in a field of 238 women in the NAIA Great Lakes Challenge at Aquinas College. Price finished in 19:19.3 to help the Bears to a ninth-place finish in the 20-team field. She also placed 29th of 81 runners in the Jenna Strong Fall Classic at Wilmington College in 19:16.7 to help Shawnee State finish seventh in a field of 37. At the All-Ohio Championships at the University of Akron, Price ran 23:29.2 to place 20th in the NAIA Division and help the Bears come in fifth of 12 teams. Price ran 19:20.9 to finish second in the Mid-South Conference Championship in Bowling Green, Kentucky, as she helped Shawnee State win the team title.
n Caleb Roof, Wheelersburg H.S., men's soccer. A senior defender, Roof played in 30 games in his college career, including nine last season.
n Seth Wills, Gallia Academy, baseball. A junior left-handed pitcher and transfer from the University of Rio Grande, Wills appeared in five games, all in relief, and went 1-1 with a 14.34 ERA. Wills pitched 10.2 innings last season.
n Collier Wireman, Greenup County H.S., baseball. A freshman infielder, Wireman appeared in 15 games and went 3 for 19 for a .158 batting average this season. Wireman drove in three runs, walked once and was hit by a pitch. He posted a .938 fielding percentage, making one error in 16 chances.