|Coaching can be serious business|
The first meet of the year can be scary. Though I carry a full contingent of about four dozen kids, many are new to the sport as well as the team. The grade level ranges from 6th to seniors, adding the extra challenge of keeping workouts and expectations appropriate for the age and talent of each runner. Some of the runners are veterans, focused in their roles as outstanding students and athletes. Others. . .well, there appears to be a social aspect and sense of team that draws them in. And, that's okay.
The Eagle Invitational, held Sept 3 in the hills outside the hamlet of Rocky Mount, Virgina, is a small, yet challenging meet. Hosted by Franklin County High School, which boasts a roster of nearly 65 kids, this school never fails to draw top runners to the line. This year was no different.
|Middle Schoolers take to the line|
|Abby Quigg and Rebecca Roberts|
|Trey Fisher en route to victory|
|The fun after the run|
Stay tuned for more race reports of the Liberty Christian Academy Cross Country team. It's sure to be a memorable season.