Story by Isiah Gourgue
The Cross Country season of the 2018/19 school year has started and many students are participating in this sport this year.
“During cross country practice we run road runs, around the track, around badger field, or at Northview church’s course,” Andrew Cebalo says. “Practices are usually everyday of the school week except for Friday and sometimes on Saturday.
The practices are usually an hour to an hour and a half long,” Julien Gourgue mentions. Cross country practices have been going on since the end of the summer and runners have been going to summer runs to practice for this season. They ran two days out of the week and ran for about and hour to an hour and a half just like practices.
Spikes are shoes used during cross country meets to help grip the grass while runners are running. Not all spikes are the same though, runnersworld.com mentions that there are spikes for distance, sprints, and field events.
“I use spikes every time I run in a meet and they help with grip on the grass so I run more smoothly,” Charlie explains. The website runnersworld.com also says spikes aren’t always going to wear like normal training shoes, some runners like having ones that are one size smaller while others like it the same size, it all depends on the runner.
Andrew Cebalo has been running since sixth grade and is yet to still make the school’s varsity team for cross country. He said, ”My PR (personal record) has been getting lower and lower and soon I will make varsity for sure.” Julien Gourgue also said that this season he has dropped times greatly and it’s only his first year running!
All stories, photos and video footage by the seventh and eighth grade newspaper students.