After taking his running abilities to UW-Stevens Point four years ago, Colfax graduate Logan Seipel ended a stellar college career with the Pointers, helping his team place fourth in the WIAC Championships this year by placing 20th in the 8K race in a time of 25:38. Seipel was the second runner to cross the finish line for the team.
In the regional meet held in Winneconne, WI, he finished 59th out of 271 individuals and was the third runner in for the team as they placed tenth out of 39 teams. Seipel’s time was 25:52 in the race. Earlier in the season he placed 35th out of 500 competitors at the Brooks Invitational, also held in Winneconne, with a time of 25:49, coming in as the third runner for the Pointers as the team placed fifth of 38 teams.
Seipel considers the four years competing at the college level an experience unlike any other he has had.
“The lessons I have learned, the people I have met, and the experiences I have had will stay with me forever,” he said. “It has had its ups and downs over the four years but in the end, I am quite sad to be done with running cross country. Running in college has taught me to be a member and leader of a team of individuals who all share the same goals. The bond you have with those teammates is something special that cannot be explained and I think that after many years, I will still remember the people I have met through this experience. Looking back, I would do it all over again and I encourage anyone who has the opportunity to compete in collegiate athletics to do so,” he added.
Seipel intends to run indoor and outdoor track this winter and spring for the Pointers this spring, and will continue to run for fun (and to keep himself sane), maybe competing in some triathlons. He is applying for graduate school and will either further his education or go into the work force after graduation.