Sentinel High school has always had a sparkling reputation for their cross country team, with many skilled students involved in it annually. While they’ve been working on their progress this season, the team understands that winning isn’t everything, and they have built up relationships with their fellow teammates from as early as sixth grade.
Girls’ co-captain Madeline Hamilton says that she likes the “team environment” that surrounds her.
The current captains for both boys and girls cross country all have had a reputation of good standing in their sporting careers. Boys’ co-captain Marshall Beatty won the meet in Butte last week, and both teams placed second in the same meet.
The captains all agree that both the competition and the bus rides to their meets are the most enjoyable part of cross country, but there are also challenges as well.
Boys’ co-captain Grant Wyland says that the hardest part of cross country is the fact that you have to “[show] up every day and [put] three hours a day into it.”
Girls’ co-captain Molly Macdonald says it gets tiring when hitting the grind, but she still acknowledges that racing is always the best part of cross country nonetheless.
Wyland wants to be in the top 10 this year, and hopes the boys win state. Beatty hopes to win state himself, while Hamilton and Macdonald both hope to get in the top five.
With such ambition and grit running in their veins, the captains of cross country will definitely go far in what they hope to achieve this season.