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Cross country team ready to run


August 27, 2020

Runners • Summerland athletes preparing for the upcoming cross country season include (front row, l-r:) Ellie Dougherty, Kaci Wickersham, Jesse Thiele, Daley Bearinger; (back row, l-r): Aislynn Kester, Danielle Schrunk, Eli Thiele, David Arroyo and Alex Thiele.

Nine student athletes are setting their sights on the finish line.

Summerland cross country coach, Carrie Williamson, welcomed three returning letterwinners and six new runners when practices began, Aug. 10.

Seniors Kaci Wickersham and Eli Thiele qualified for the 2019 state meet, held in Kearney.

Williamson said athletes started recording miles in July in preparation for the upcoming season.

Despite restrictions in place, Williamson said keeping her athletes' attention has not been difficult.

"We are here to run. We will prepare for a full season and hope for the best," she said.

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