Borah's Huey signs with Warrior cross country team
Sean Huey, a standout runner for Borah High School in Boise, has signed a national letter of intent to run for the Lewis-Clark State College cross country team, Warrior coach Mike Collins announced Wednesday.
Huey has an impressive running resume. He finished fifth in the Idaho State Class 5A Cross Country meet in Lewiston last fall, which helped Borah place third as a team. Last year he finished third in the USATF Junior Olympic National Championships, ninth in the Rocky Mountain Cross Country Borderclash, and No. 23 in the Footlocker West Seeded Race.
During nine-year cross country career, he has won nine USATF All-American awards, helped Borah place third or better at four state meets, and was a member of the sixth-place team at the NIKE Team National meet.
“Sean comes into the program as one of the most heralded high school recruits we have ever signed,” Collins says. “His running resume is quite extensive and I believe he is probably one of the top four or five guys in the state this year, and this is going to be a good year for high school boys distance runners in Idaho.”
Huey served as team captain for the Lions’ cross country team the past two seasons. He also has a grade point average of better than 3.25, is a member of Junior National Honor Society and Who’s Who for Student-Athletes, and is an Eagle Scout.
“It’s pretty obvious that Sean is an outstanding, outgoing young man,” Collins says. “We are fortunate that he has chosen to become a part of our running family her at LCSC. Once the running circle talk started that Sean was coming here I had a couple of other coaches call that were also recruiting Sean in order to confirm his signing and their comments were always the same, outstanding runner and a ‘workhorse.’ “
Huey says he decided on LCSC because, like his parents, he wanted to attend a college that had smaller class sizes and more access to professors. He also noted the quality of education at LCSC because it has been rated the top comprehensive bachelor’s degree-seeking public college in the West by US News & World Report.
“I have no doubt that a young man as diverse, energetic, hardworking and motivated as Sean will be successful here at Lewis-Clark State and represent the school and the program well,” Collins says. “We have a team returning that was ranked as high as No. 8 in the country last year. We only lose one of our top five runners to graduation, and I think Sean is going to have the ability to step in very nicely and be a key contributor to some of our goals for next year including winning a regional title and finishing in the top 10 in the country.”