BY ABIGAIL PERSUAD
The boys cross country team continues to strove for greatness through the fall season. Their drive to succeed took them as far as the state sectionals.
The cross country boys started exhibiting the self-discipline the sprot requires before the season even began. “The biggest thing when it comes to being a good runner is consistency,” said senior David Keefe. “Over the summer, I slowly increased my mileage until I reached around 45 miles a week.”
In a sport that requires so much endurance, that hard work has to continue throughout the season. “At the beginning of every season, I set a list of goals I want to work toward during cross country,” explained senior Nigel Boboli. “With a good supporting cast of hardworking individuals to push me at practice, it surely does keep me motivated.
Alongside practice, having a good support system made all the difference for the runners. Senior Eldon Reynoso shared, “My teammates motivate me to run even if I do not want to run, if they are putting in the work, I need to put the work in as well so I can perform well at the meets.”
The cross country boys put their best foot forward for the entire season. “My teammates gave their best efforts as well, and although it was not the exact ending we wanted, the experience brought us closer together as a team,” said Bobli. “Overall, I am proud despite our season ending at state sectionals, it will only fuel us up for the indoor and outdoor track surge ahead.”
Many of the boys on the time will now transition to winter track for the next season.
Posted on 11/21/22
Photos provided by Mathew Tiplady