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Senior Ryan Caton reflects on his running career after his final season is postponed

Sprinting toward the finish line, senior Ryan Caton races at the Missouri Sectionals meet at Parkway Central High School Nov. 2, which was one of the last cross country races of his career. He finished the race in 14th place and qualified for state the following week. “My teammates [were] everything. Nobody was motivated for themselves; everyone was motivated for the whole team, and that is something I can’t thank them enough for,” Caton said. “I felt very happy that I was able to end my season at state. Not very many people were able to do that.”

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

After three months of preparation and running more than 500 miles during the off-season, senior Ryan Caton is one of many spring athletes seeing their final season slip away due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parkway officially announced April 9 that all schools and athletics, including track and field, were...

No gym, no problem: easy at-home workouts to stay fit during quarantine

Running, whether on the treadmill or outside, is a great way to exercise and get your heart rate up.

Sara Albarcha, Staff Writer

April 29, 2020

Quarantine, boredom, social distancing and gym closures may tempt us to just curl up on the couch and binge on TV, or scroll endlessly through our phones all day, but exercising and staying active is essential in keeping you energized and healthy.

Junior Emily Sipp wins Fleet Feet Snowball Series

Running down a path surrounding Creve Coeur Lake, junior Emily Sipp completes the third race of the Fleet Feet Snowball series. Sipp had to run through a variety of weather conditions, but still got first female in the race.  “My feet were freezing, as I had just run through 6 inches of standing lake water,” Sipp said. “These race conditions were 45 degrees and 17 mph winds in my face, although I didn’t mind the freezing water too much–it made for a good story later.”

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Running uphill as she nears the end of a five-mile race at Forest Park, junior Emily Sipp notices something bizarre: there are no other women on the pavement in front of her. Suddenly, yells from the crowd bring her back to the present. “You’re the first woman!” She understands now what they m...

After suffering a lung collapse, senior Caleb Canatoy is inspired to pursue nursing

Senior Caleb Canatoy leads the pack during a boys Cross Country practice. Despite having his lung collapse last spring, Canatoy is a captain on the Varsity team and hopes to inspire young runners in the same way alumnus Jacob Cupps did for him. “My freshman year we had Jacob Cupps as a captain and he was also going through an injury, but it was cool how he had a connection to the freshmen,” Canatoy said.

Maria Newton, Features Editor

September 17, 2018

During the spring of 2018, senior Caleb Canatoy woke up one morning to a sharp pain in his back. “It was just a really normal day...my mom thought it was just muscle cramps,” Canatoy said. “But then it progressed and I couldn’t breathe.” Canatoy’s parents took him to the hospital where he d...

Sixteen students run in the Go! St. Louis half-marathon

Students pose with Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Katie Hashley before running the race. Sixteen students ran the half-marathon.

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

April 13, 2018

After spending 11 weeks in the winter training for the race, the half marathon club ran in the GO! St. Louis Half Marathon on April 8. “It was a very exciting experience. Although it was challenging and intimidating, it’s one of those things that a lot of people don’t get to be involved in, so I definitely ...

Cross country teams overcome obstacles

Girls varsity runners junior Claire Smout, senior Lauren Calvin, senior Emily Dickson and junior Chloe Hershenow run at the Aug.26 Parkway Quad.

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...

Half marathon club runs during the winter

Sophomore Sophie Pellegrino runs at cross country practice. This year is Pellegrino's second year as a member of the club.

Gabby Leon, Staff Writer

November 10, 2016

As the cross country season ends, runners will continue training during the winter as members of the half marathon club, sponsored by Family and Consumer Sciences teacher Katie Hashley and social studies teacher Mel Trotier to train for the GO! Half Marathon. “It is a 20 week program that starts on Nov. 21 and will end on the day of the half marath...

Seven students complete GO! St.Louis half marathon

FACS teacher Katie Hashley, freshman Sophia Pellegrino, junior Kathryn Bonzon,  sophmores Kaleigh Stanfield, Vaishali Shah, and Jane Fuller, seniors Anthony Carroll and Spencer Aalfs, and history teacher Mel Troutier all gather for a team picture before the race.

Grant Aden, Staff Writer

April 26, 2016

Accumulating over 13.1 miles and nearly 30,000 steps, seven students- and two teachers- completed the GO St.Louis half marathon Saturday, April 9.

Cross Country runners complete Frostbite Half-Marathon

Butler and Osborne run together before the eighth mile-marker, Osborne sporting West's blue cross country bow. With temperatures skimming 32 degrees, both runners wore headbands to guard their ears from the wind.

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.

Ultra-runner tackles Track

Signs line the side of the trail at the Mark Twain 100 miler, a race Weber recently participated in. Finishing with almost thirty other runners, Weber started the race on September 13 and ran for more than 30 hours.

Emily Dickson, Staff Writer

April 6, 2015

This spring, West welcomed an “ultra-runner” to the coaching staff.

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