By: Anni Ashworth
This year’s cross-country season has been full of determination and the will-power to push more every meet. The runners have endured it all, from scorching hot practices over the summer to running meets with mud up to their knees. Nothing has stopped them from doing what they love.
“When you run cross-country, you just automatically assume that you’re going to have to run through the rain and mud,” Senior Daron Clark said, “You just learn to enjoy it when you can; anything’s better than running in the scorching heat.”
The team is very competitive within themselves. Junior Chad Longanacre, who ranked 26th in the state, and junior Caleb Casto, who ranked 39th, have continually come neck-in-neck f each other in each meet.
The cross-country team consists of: seniors Levi Braley, Anni Ashworth, Karli Casto, Brittany Sellers, Daron Clark and Travis Adcock; juniors Caleb Casto, Ali Cunningham, Melissa Hughart, Ryan Gregory, Sammy Shaver, Kendra Sellers, and Chad Longanacre; sophomores Jake Casto, Molli Cunningham, Dylan Welling; and freshmen Levi Phillips, Breanna Sturns and Kyndra Hill.
Hughart commented, “I’m ready to pick our commitment up and get better every meet. I have a lot of goals I plan to achieve before the end of the season.”
The last cross-country meet will be October 29 at Cabell Midland. There’s no doubt this season will be ending the right way. Congratulations on a good year so far and good luck finishing the season!