XC prepares to kick grass

Luke Elkins, Sports Editor

Cross Country begins their season Saturday Sep. 9 with a meet at Burke Lake Park.

Cross Country will be looking to perform again this year after getting to regionals last year.

“We look way ahead of where we were last year as individuals, and as a team we look like we’ll have a better season,” said junior Abbey Yared.

To prepare for the season, Cross Country are practicing hard and putting in a lot of effort to get better.

Yared believes with the tough workouts they are doing, they have what it takes to succeed.

“Starting back in May, we started with light mileage and throughout the summer peaked up to over 50 miles a week. Coach Ciccarelli pushed us during workouts and even bikes with us on some of our long runs,” said Yared.

The team is motivated and eager to race, they have lofty expectations for the season.

“The team goal is to win the conference and perform well at regionals,” said Yared.

With many meets over the course of months, the Cross Country team needs to persevere and work hard to achieve their goals.

They will be looking to surpass their good season last year with a great season this year.