Cross Country Senior Night

Natalie Walsh is congratulated by Dr. Sonny Arnel after receiving her senior night award.

Rhyen Standridge, Photo Editor

September 22, 2020

For most Senior team members, they have been on this journey together for four years. Despite the difficulty of the sport, many enjoy being surrounded by the people on the team and will miss it in the future. For Senior Lily Chung, the senior celebration was more emotional than expected. "The reality of it be...

Bennett Ascends A Slippery Slope

Bennett makes sure to pace herself mid-race. Creating a steady rhythm and knowing her limits, she demonstrates the best way to go about pacing herself.

Essy Ingram, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

Chunks of cold mud dribble down the calves of the oncoming herd. The slimy substance is sprayed out from behind them, a spectacle not unlike that of a lawn mower spewing grass clippings. Just beyond the reach of the spray is another group, but one of them loses a shoe as the others try desperately t...

Double Trouble

Central Spartans find strength in numbers as the race commences. The flood of athletes stake their claim for a position.

Anna Carroll, Staff Reporter

October 10, 2019

Celine Dion once said, “I'm not in competition with anybody but myself. My goal is to beat my last performance.” The words of the iconic pop idol echo the motivational mantra many runners have adopted in order to accomplish their best. Freshman Emily Rudebeck, on the other hand, strives to not only top her ow...

Climbing Man Maker

Climbing Man Maker

Rhyen Standridge, Staff Photographer

October 2, 2019

Man Maker, the hill every runner dreads. On Saturday, Sept. 21, the FHC varsity XC team took on arguably, the toughest course of the year. With low spirits, the team bands together to encourage each other to run to their best ability. When comparing the course to others,  “It was very difficult ...

XC conquers Sioux Passage

Hamilton finishes on the last stretch of a downhill. Maintaining a steady personal pace and mindset is imperative to performance.

Essy Ingram, Staff reporter

September 26, 2019

Hundreds of hearts pump. Hands, glistening with sweat, rhythmically make jagged marks in the humid air. Bodies, weary yet determined, propel on. Adrenaline floods the atmosphere as racers approach the infamous hill. Sioux Passage is home to the daunting 400-meter long incline runners affectionately ...

Nike fleet feet kicks off the season

Nike fleet feet kicks off the season

Allison Huffman, Staff photographer

September 11, 2018

     In the annual Fleet Feet Kickoff, the Cross Country team joins together with several other schools to beat the heat and showcase the start of the season. In the two mile race, the runners conquered various terrains while facing the intense heat of the day.     “I think that this race is one of my...

Who is Lily Chung?

Who is Lily Chung?

Jennifer Ferry, Staff reporter

November 27, 2017

Cross country is one of the most visible sports of FHC with most practices occurring not only on campus but also on the streets and in the parks of Cottleville. But what most people don’t know is just how difficult it is for cross country runners to make it to state. Most runners on the team will n...

Girls cross country overcome obstacles

Lauren Coleman a varsity member of the cross country team is running at Quail Trail. The meet was hotter than expected.

Carlie Connors, Staff reporter

October 6, 2016

The start of this cross country season went well for the girls cross country team. Their first race was at Quail Ridge Park on Sept. 2. JV girls cross country did well overall considering some of the struggles faced that day and are doing even better now. The JV girls team placed third in this two-m...

Struggled season turns into hopeful post-season

Co-captain Ren Coleman during a season race. The girls have been running very well lately, four of them placed in the Warrenton Invitational.

Elizabeth Gerger, Move editor

October 5, 2016

As the season comes to a slow end, the cross country team is speeding up. With fast varsity runs, both the boys and girls are giving the team lots of hope despite the few challenges they have been facing. Sept. 23 the team raced at the Warrenton Invitational. Four of the girls on varsity placed and the...

Cross country sets the bar

Members of the cross country team come down a straight portion of the course at McNair Park. The boys and girls teams have gotten off to strong starts in their first meets of the season.

Elisa Swanson, Web Executive Editor

September 6, 2016

The Spartan cross country team began its season on Aug. 24 with a two mile run at Quail Ridge and a 5k at McNair Park on the 26th. Both races were hot and brought their own challenges. For senior and number one male runner Collin King, these races signify the beginning of the end. “The season does feel...

Cross country season finishes up

Senior Devin Hatten speeds towards the finish line.

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

The long jog to the finish line is over for the cross country team as junior Zach Painter and senior Devin Hatten both ran their final race of the season at the Class Four Sectional Two meet in Warrenton on Saturday, Oct. 31. Painter and Hatten were both unable to qualify for state meets with Paint...

Runners perform well at districts

Junior Zach Painter paces himself at the McNair Park run.

Jack Hiegel, Staff Reporter

October 27, 2015

After months of hard work and determination, junior Zach Painter and senior Devin Hatten performed well enough at the Class Four District Four meet to advance to sectionals. For the rest of the team, who failed to qualify for sectionals, the cross country season is over. At the district meet in Mc...

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