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Racing Towards the Fall Sports Season

September 10, 2019

This season the Girls’ Cross Country Team is looking forward to building on the success of last year as they are returning a lot of their young talent. The team also welcomes a new assistant coach, Katie Gengler. The team will be led by Junior and State Qualifier Lucy Ndung’u as well as Sophomore Keilah Wilkes. The main goal for the team this year is to to make sure everybody improves as a cross country runner – being faster and strong. As a team they would like to qualify for Sectionals again this year, and they hope to see at least three girls make it to State.

For any incoming freshmen hoping to join the team, Coach Kyle Hall says, “our sport makes sure you are always involved, everyone gets ‘playing time.'”

We are seen as an individual sport but we are an extremely supportive team that pushes each other to do their best.”

— Coach Kyle Hall

The team also has a ritual where every night before a meet they have a team dinner. Hall states, “It allows them to make sure we are getting proper nutrition as well as just enjoy hanging out with one another. Traditions like this is why cross country runners are a tight knit group.”

Mr. Hall is particularly excited about this season because he enjoys “watching the girls take so much pride in their accomplishments and sharing joy with the athletes after finishing some extremely tough courses.” He also likes to coach with his wife, a French teacher, Mrs. Hall. 

 

 

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