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Cross country team comes together by practicing in the off-season

Cross country team comes together by practicing in the off-season

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

September 6, 2019

Waking up with the sun, athletes on the boys and girls cross country teams unite at 6 a.m. to begin their weekly practices in hopes of improving for the upcoming fall season. “The thing about running during the offseason is how well it prepares you for the regular season,” senior captain Emma Ca...

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Photo gallery: girls cross country

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

November 2, 2018

As the girls JV cross country season winds to an end, the varsity squad is preparing to compete in the state meet Oct. 3.

Cross country teams overcome obstacles

Cross country teams overcome obstacles

Peyton Gaskill, Staff Writer

September 25, 2017

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams started the season off by winning at the Parkway Quad, Stan Nelson at Northwest High School, the Ed White Invitational at Cape Girardeau and the Hancock Invitational. Both teams have overcome roadblocks en route to success. “We came into this season with a lot of in...

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Track and cross country girls face catcalling

Sabrina Bohn, Staff Writer

May 23, 2017

Catcalling, commenting or yelling at women passing by, is a widespread problem among the girls who run track and cross country.   “They tell me and my teammates to run faster, they comment on our bodies or they just yell and try to scare us,” sophomore Natalie Butler said. According to junio...

Girls cross country enters championship season

Girls cross country enters championship season

October 21, 2016

The varsity team will begin their championship season at Districts on Saturday, Oct. 22. If they qualify as one of the top four teams at the meet, they will then attend Sectionals on Oct. 29 to qualify for State. “I feel nervous because we will be facing tougher competition, but at the same time th...

Girls cross country recovers from iron deficiencies to start season strong

Girls cross country recovers from iron deficiencies to start season strong

Grant Aden

September 29, 2016

After the 54th Hancock invitational on Sept. 24, the girls varsity and JVcross country team remains undefeated. “The race went well, I was a little worried because it was at 11:30 [a.m.] so it was pretty warm on Saturday. We haven't really caught a break so far, we have had either heat or rain,...

Cross Country runners complete Frostbite Half-Marathon

Cross Country runners complete Frostbite Half-Marathon

Emily Dickson, Conceptual EiC Intern

February 16, 2016

In pouring rain, freezing snow or dazzling sunshine, it seems that running never stops for West’s cross country athletes, even in the off-season.

Girls XC gets out the broom

Girls XC gets out the broom

Allie Collins, Staff Writer

August 31, 2015

Girls Cross Country wins all levels of races at the Parkway Quad Meet on August 28 at Castlewood Park.

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