Cross country prepares for new season

Briana Queen, Writer

The 2017 OFHS cross country team is preparing non-stop for the upcoming season. The team started conditioning during the summer, August 1st, and continues to practice every day after school as well. The students are preparing for the first meet of the season, the Jim Ryun meet, which will be held on Saturday, August 27th  at Holloway Park.  When asked why she does cross country, sophomore and returning team member, Allison Richards, stated, “Cross country is a physically demanding sport and it is a great activity to get in shape with and I enjoy the challenge…practices get intense with running at least five miles a day to prepare us for the meets…I think we’re well prepared and will all do great this year”. Coach Eagleson, the cross country and track coach stated “We are good but so are a lot of other teams; it is a very competitive county”. Despite the challenge and competitive teams that the school will be facing, Eagleson is confident that “this is going to be a good team this year” and has high expectations for everyone participating, both new and returning team members.  With the first meet of the season just a few days away, Coach Eagleson says that “every team develops its own character and personality, which takes time and is still developing. We’re fun hard workers with great attitudes”. But all-in-all, Coach Eagleson thinks he is putting his best foot, or feet, forward with this year’s team and is looking forward to working together with everyone to bring home awards.