Cross Country off to a fast start

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Photos by Michael Rotellini

The SHS cross country team did well over the weekend with the boys placing first, beating the Kelly Walsh Trojans by one point, and the girls placing third at the meet in Casper.

When asked how the team is doing this year head coach Art Baures said, “The team is doing a very good job with [their] training…[they’re] a lot smarter and becoming more understanding in how to race.” The team did a good amount of summer training which has really paid off this year according to Baures.

The boys team is really similar to last year’s and has a good chance of placing in state this year. “We really have high hopes this year. Our goal as a boy’s team is to place in the top three at state,” said senior Michael Rotellini. The team feels that the reason they have improved from last year is the fact that their chemistry has really improved and they are getting along better.

The girls team is looking to improve and become more experienced this year. “Our girls team is full of new potential and has unproven talent, and this is a strength to the team because it gives our girls something to work for and show everyone what they are capable of,” said Baures.

The state meet is still a few weeks away and will be held in Douglas where both the boy’s and girl’s teams will be given a chance to prove what they can do.