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The Life of a Cross Country Runner

Nolana Marr, SMS

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Amelia Morris an A-team runner on the Cross Country team, has never competed before, but she somehow managed to make it to the highest team within the six week season and get places above 25th. Morris said, “It is hard because we have to run over hills and through grass.”

Cross Country sounds like a lot of work compared to other sports by just how hard is it? It is already hard because of the hills and going through grass. Then there is homework after practice and meets. “Homework is hard to get done because we don’t have much time, but I can do some on the bus,” said  Morris.

What about fun there has to be fun in a sport or else nobody would want to play it. “Cross Country was fun because I met new friends and it has helped me gain new athletic skills,” says Morris. It is a fun after-school activity full of friends and laughter. It will also keep the students fit and prepared for any other sports like track and snow dogs (a winter running sport with no competing).  Also, a great way to relax after a long school day.

Try it out, if you think your not athletic enough, go to the meets to cheer the Ray-Pec Cross Country team on. If you decide to do Cross Country next year,  Morris says, “Stay confident and know your limits.”

 

      

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