With the end of Cross Country already here, students go on to other sports, prepare for the next season, or just use the time they have for recovery. In this season the varsity boys won 3rd at State and girls achieved 4th at Districts.
The team was asked what they thought of the season all together, and senior Martin Lewis said, “Man, it was stressful. Everyone was freaking out over us moving to Class 2. We were just Class 1 champions and were hoping to go back to back.”
“I am really proud of all of us for working hard this season and achieving things together. I am really happy on how I pushed myself more this season and that I myself became a stronger runner,” replied sophomore Caroline Otten.
The next question brought up to the athletes was what their favorite moments from the season were, and freshman Logan Williams responded with, “Obviously getting third at state, and winning a few meets at the beginning of the year. I had some fun times on the bus ride back from those meets as well.”
Junior Grace Allgaier replied, “I loved getting to run as a pack this year-- even if we didn't get out of districts, most of us were close to each other throughout the entire race.”
The cross country team then discussed what they were proud of achieving this season, and sophomore Caroline Otten answered with, “I am proud of getting to be one of the top runners this season. I'm proud of the PR's I have gotten this year and helping the girls on the team work harder in our runs in workouts this season.”
“This season I improved my mile time and my overall time too,” replied junior Lauralie Grater.
Since this is the last year of high school Cross Country for all of the seniors, they were asked what they will miss most about the sport, and Tim Madden answered, “I will definitely miss the team. I’ve been through so much with them and it saddens me that I will not be running with them anymore.”
“I will miss those who I have run with during my time in Cross Country. They always made running fun, and had helped me get through the pain of running,” said Alexander Trentmann.
Martin Lewis replied, “The closeness of the team. You really bond with people when you have to go through such physical and mental difficulties that we go through in cross country.”
Congratulations on the varsity boys achieving 3rd place at State and to Joseph Rethemeyer and Emma McIntyre achieving All State Honors. To those who participated in Cross Country, it was a great season for all and good luck in your other sports!