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Cross country ended its season last week, with both teams taking 5th place at state overall. While the races themselves may not have been the most successful, co-captain seniors Taylor Leistiko and Kelsey Mueller made memories to last a lifetime.
"We lost three weeks of training because of the smoke," JV co-captain, Taylor said.
The cross country team may have had a slow start but they made a strong comeback especially against their rival team the Hellgate Knights.
"They were our biggest rivals," Kelsey said.
In this sport a person needs a lot of vigor to get through the long courses, while keeping in mind hard work and determination. Without all this hard work there would not be a reward.
"The last sprint, when you laid it all out on the course," Kelsey said.
"Whatever you put in you get out," Taylor said.
For Kelsey and Taylor being a captain has been an enjoyable learning experience. They have been able to have team bonding parties and make locker signs for other teammates.
This year's team has come a long way from where they started at the beginning of the school year. Kelsey and Taylor believe the freshmen are some of the fastest they have seen, while Calvin and Otto said that the team has definitely improved and they are dropping times.
With a good year comes many good memories. For Kelsey and Taylor a fun memory was the 7 on 7 meet where 8 races were run that day, so they sat down in the grass and had a feast on the course.