Sever to Run for Bryan

Sever Signs to Run for the Bryan Lions
Posted on 05/26/2020
This is the image for the news article titled Sever Signs to Run for the Bryan LionsThe high school track season may have ended early this year, but that won’t stop Carson High School’s top senior long distance runner from continuing his running career. Zach Sever today signed a letter of intent to run cross country and track for Bryan College in Dayton, Tenn. 

“Not being able to compete in track my senior year for something I have worked very hard for was disappointing,” Sever said. “Continuing my running career at Bryan is a tremendous blessing though, and I look forward to competing in college athletics.” 

Even though Zach has performed at a high level in high school, he was excited to learn his times were fast enough to be a college athlete. 

“I visited Bryan in February and loved it,” Sever said. “I really like my coach and am looking forward to joining my sister, who also attends Bryan. It will be fun to explore a different part of the country.” 

In track, Sever was the northern Nevada 3200 regional champion his junior year (10:08) and finished fourth at state (9:52). His team also won regionals the same year and finished third at state. In cross country, he won the Nevada Union Cross Country Invitational (16:25, 3 miles) in Grass Valley his senior year and finished 8th overall (17:11) at the state championship in Reno.

Sever achieved his fastest times during his junior year at the Carson Invite (4:33) in the 1600 and at the Del Oro Invitational in the 3200 (9:48) in Loomis, Calif.

“Zach was a great competitor and always had great race judgment and sense of his competitors,” Carson High School cross country Coach Pete Sinnott said. “He is just developing as a runner and should progress significantly under college training and racing conditions.” 

Sever was also a member of the National Honor Society and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Carson High School. He plans on majoring in mechanical engineering in college.

Bryan College is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), primarily competing in the Appalachian Athletic Conference.