Girls’ cross country off to a muddy start

The girls’ cross country team has been running into some big medals, muddy successes and extra running. So far, this season has brought the girls new goals, personal records and high hopes.

On Aug. 25, the girls went to a hilly and rainy meet, The Salem Invitational. They ran in the same meet last year and times improved greatly, but they still believe that they could have done better.

The girls went to the Little Four meet in Paoli on Aug. 23. It brought many confidence boosters. The leading girl ran the wrong path, which made everyone else run an extra mile and a half. Many runners placed in the top ten. As a whole, the team placed second. Coach Bobby Ashley was very proud of how high they placed.

“Even though we had to run extra, we have a really good placement,” said Kristen Skelton (10).

On Aug. 21, the girls competed in Hokum Karem at Silver Creek, a two runner relay where each team member runs three miles. A total of six medals were handed out to the team.

The team’s first meet was the Seymour Invitational. Taylor Bess (10) described the meet as “nice, muddy and a good building experience”.

Bess also stated that she felt like a mentally stronger runner after. The team placed fourth out of 10 teams, which was a good start to the season according to Coach Bobby Ashley.

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