Okay, this is quite an accomplishment. An Idaho high school athlete just won state in the 800-meter dash and baseball on the same exact day.
The craziest part about this story though is the distance between the two competitions, which was 140 miles. That made it extremely difficult to facilitate this whole thing, but Brody Burch and his dad made it work.
Man, that's pure dedication right there. The resilience of teenagers just amazes me.
At the State Track and Field Championships in Meridian, Pocatello sprinter Brody Burch crossed the finish line in first place in the 800 meter, which is an amazing accomplishment for any athlete.
But Burch's day was just getting started, as he was also a pitcher for the baseball team, who was playing in the state title game on the same exact day.
"When we found out that state baseball was going to be in Twin Falls, it was looking like we were going to have a good shot at being in the state championship for baseball," Burch said. "And I wanted to run the 800 still, but try and make the state championship in baseball. We were just talking and figured out that we can probably get a plane to fly back. My dad had some friends and he was talking with them and called in a few favors and got us a plane ride back to Twin Falls."
Dude got his dad to call up some buddies so he could take a private plane to the state championship baseball game.
And when Burch showed up in Twin Falls he was ready to play ball.
Burch arrived to their matchup against Skyview with the game already underway, and he not only was there to support, he was also ready to pitch.
He struck out four in three innings of work on the mound, and played a pivotal role in the Thunder's state championship win.
Those are some pretty impressive stats right there, especially for someone who'd just won the state championship in the 800-meter a few hours earlier.
Pocatello destroyed Skyview in a 14-4 beatdown, which just makes this all the more sweet.
Look for Brody Burch on the track at Idaho State next year. We can only expect more of the same from this kid!
Oh, I'll leave this here for ya: