Cross country hitting its stride


Layla Johnson, writer

The cross country team is having a record-breaking year, after an unexpected start. “We didn’t really bank on having a boys team at first, I was really nervous. The boys starting bringing each other around until we had a team, and they’re showing a lot of progress.” said Coach Nigg.

The girls team is looking at being in the top teams at district and city level. “Our girl’s varsity team is mostly made of returning athletes, because we only graduated two girls last year. That means the bulk of varsity has been running together for the past few years. These girls are leaders, and they’re determined.”

Like most sports, cross country considers itself it’s own little family, even after the pandemic. “During Covid a lot of the team still wanted to run, so a majority of them still found ways to be a part of the team.” Coach Nigg explains, “I think they needed the running, the escape, and the team, as a sense of community”

Last weekend, the teams competed against Bishop Carol and had a great race. The boys team took first at the meet and had 4 in the top 15. The girls had 3 placers, and many runners got personal records.

This weekend the team has their City League meet, on Saturday at 9 A.M. at Cessna Park. They will be competing with all the high school teams in the district, and they expect to have a great meet.