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Men’s cross country adds three runners from Santa Rosa Beach


BABSON PARK, Fla. (May 11, 2020) – The Webber International University men’s cross country team and Head Coach James Simpson are proud to announce the signings of Gavin Morris, Tyo Smith and Tanner Martin from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, to their 2020 recruiting class.
Coach Simpson on Gavin Morris: “I’d like to welcome Gavin Morris to the Webber Warrior cross country family. Gavin joins us from South Walton High School. Head coach Willie Parker has done an amazing job with this young man. Having the opportunity to be able to sit and get to know him and his family was amazing. I’m very fortunate to be getting a great young man both academically and athletically. Gavin will make an immediate impact and I look forward to our journey through his collegiate career. Welcome Gavin. Go Warriors.”

cross-country-signeesCoach Simpson on Tyo Smith: “Join me in welcoming Tyo Smith to the Webber Warrior family. Tyo joins us from South Walton High School in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Another one of Head Coach Willie Parker’s talented athletes, Tyo is going to bring a lot of versatility to our program being a cross country runner and a 400/800 meter guy in track & field. Tyo comes from a great family which I had the privilege of sitting down with last week for hours. They take a lot of pride in their son and look forward to who he becomes within our program and life in general. I’m really honored to be given the opportunity to be a part of this young man’s life. Welcome to the Family Tyo. Go Warriors.”

cross-country-signeesCoach Simpson on Tanner Martin: “Join me in welcoming Tanner Martin from South Walton High School and Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. Tanner is another phenomenal and talented you man to come out of Head coach Willie Parker’s program. Tanner will be an immediate impact in both cross country and track & field at Webber. I was very fortunate to sit down with his family last week to listen to some of the amazing stories from his childhood. I’m excited and very honored to have Tanner as a part of this program. I have no doubt that he is going to thrive in this environment. Welcome Tanner. Go Warriors.”