Eagleson chasing his dreams

By Jacob Knoop / J1 staff

Recently this semester Caleb Eagleson beat a 21-year-old school record. Caleb Eagleson broke the 3200-meter record previously held by Lincoln McKinley. The previous record, a time of 9 minutes and 55 seconds was beat by Eagleson’s time of 9 minutes and 33 seconds.  “It feels really good to have beaten the old record. I think it was like a 20-year-old record.” Eagleson said.

The coaches are planning on continuing this winning streak too. They will be putting Eagleson in the 4×800 team, which he already broke a record for, the mile, and the 3200 again. “I think the coaches are just going to give me as many opportunities to break records as possible.” Eagleson said. “I really think that I can beat some of these records.”

Now that Eagleson has broken these records he is finally out of the shadow of his older brother Seth. “It feels good to be out of his shadow. He’s been real supportive of me. He wasn’t jealous.” Eagleson said. “I called him over the phone and told him about me beating his record. I’m really looking forward to running with him next year.”

Caleb is committed to run collegiately at Lee University, where Seth is currently a member of the track and cross country teams. DSCF2633

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