• 63°

Bright Future: Burget going the distance in running, swimming

BY SABRINA ROBERTSON

THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT

NATCHEZ — Cathedral High School freshman Barrett Burget proves almost every day he can run the distance in more ways than one.

Burget, the son of Heather and Brad Burget, is the top runner in the freshman class Division 4A and the fastest swimmer on Cathedral’s swim team.

Burget said he has a personal best of 18 minutes and 53 seconds in the 5K run and can swim a 50-yard lap in the pool in 37 seconds.

“I joined the swim team to build myself up as a runner, but turns out I’m OK at that too,” Burget said.

In sunshine or rain, Burget said he runs between six and seven miles each day at practice on every day of the week except Sunday.

With all the time invested in running, he said his team and even his coach, Tommy Smith, have become more like family than a team.

“Coach Smith is more like the weird uncle in the family,” Burget said with a laugh. “Weird uncle Tommy. He pushes us really hard but is also there for us if anyone is feeling down.”

Besides running, Burget said he enjoys paintball and engineering.

When he graduates, Burget said he would like to join the United States Air Force.

“Planes interest me,” he said.

News

Six scouts sworn in as Eagle Scouts together

News

Dart:Sagos mix business with Rhythm Night Club passion project

News

J&J’s 1-dose shot cleared, giving US 3rd COVID-19 vaccine

News

Author Richard Grant speaks about book, Natchez at Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration

Business

New machinery introduced at Natchez countertop business

News

Margie Saucier Smith

News

Vidalia still under boil water advisory after winter storm

News

Natchez hires assistance for storm cleanup

News

Bishop Gunn lead singer McCready arrested Thursday in Concordia Parish

News

Vidalia missing teen found after extensive search

News

Law enforcement agencies continue search for missing 17-year-old

News

Natchez hires help in procuring disaster relief funds due to winter storm damage

News

Officials OK signs for high school sports championship row

DEVELOPING NEWS

Adams County Water Association lifts boil water notice

COVID-19

Teachers, first responders to be eligible for vaccine Monday

News

Mississippi House votes to overhaul several state taxes

News

Three men arrested in connection with 2018 double homicide

News

Natchez Water Works lifts boil water advisory

News

Ferriday man arrested for alleged assault on power line workers

News

Health care workers excited to open Trinity Medical Center

Business

Businesses impacted by severe winter weather

News

Utility companies still working to restore power, water to Miss-Lou residents

News

Damaged sewage line leaks raw sewage into St. Catherine’s Creek

News

Miss-Lou still assessing damage caused by severe winter storm