Sam Eaton


Sam Eaton is this week’s Pirate Competitor of the Week. According to Coach Gunning, “Sam had an outstanding week on the track this past week. At the Fulton Relays he was part of the 4×100, 4×400, and the 1600 Sprint Medley teams, 2 of the 3 adding points to the team total.  His split times in those relays were season bests. This performance was followed by point scoring performances in 4 events at the Belvidere Coed meet on Saturday. Running in the 3rd place 4×100 and anchoring the winning 4×400 relays, he again lowered his season best split times.  The effort in the 4×400 was his fastest career best 400m split time and came in his 4th race of the day.  He also placed in the open 100m running a personal record time, and the open 400m turning in a season best time in this event. Sam’s performances were a major factor in the team’s 2nd place finish in a very strong field of teams attending the meet.  This is Sam’s fourth season of track at GHS.  He has worked very hard every season and has also done lots of off-season work which shows with his steady improvement each year. He has also become one of the team leaders through his example setting work ethic in practice and in competition. He is a team member who helps those around him want to get better as he improves his individual performances.”