Cross country finishes season

Teams participate in conference championship


Ayelet Prottas

Sophomore Henry Nelson runs in the Metro West conference championships. Nelson finished the 5 kilometer race with a time of 19:16.

Ayelet Prottas

Boys’ and girls’ cross country completed their season with the Metro West Conference Championships Oct. 15. The girls’ team placed second and the boys’ team placed fifth out of seven teams. 

According to coach Alyssa Nash, the girls’ team had a rough start to the season, but they learned to work with each other to improve as a team, as well as working on their individual performances.

“I think there were some ups and downs but people stepped up and did what they needed to do to help the team,” Nash said. “It was really fun to see everyone at the Conference meet. They put their hearts in there so it was really fun to watch everyone race.”

Junior Jackson Thoe said the boys’ team put forth their best effort at this meet. 

“As a team, I think we did pretty well. It was very cold but we still pushed it, gave it our best and we still have Sections so I think overall that we have done really well,” Thoe said. 

According to sophomore Fredonia Zeigle, the girls’ team stayed together, although they dropped to second place from last year’s first place finish.

“The girls were really strong. We stuck together which was nice,” Zeigle said. “We didn’t win, we got second. We did pretty well.”

According to Coach Chris Nordstrom, the team is heading in the right direction in terms of performance, as well as the group’s chemistry.

“As a whole, we had a great year and we are still trying to build. It’s only my third year so (we are) continuing to build our team culture and get more kids out and excited about running,” Nordstrom said. 

Junior Erin Brousseau said the girls’ team tried its hardest and should be proud of how it finished. 

“We performed well, we definitely gave it all we had. That’s definitely all we should ask for today. I think it didn’t come together exactly how we wanted it to but we definitely raced as hard as we could,” Brousseau said.

Nash said she was very impressed and proud of how the team conquered the season. 

“We did really great,” Nash said. “We expected to get out there and see what we could do with everybody and I think we got it done.”