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Girls Cross Country


9/3 Girls Varsity Cross Country Team

Things Only Cross Country Runners Understand

Special thanks to Brooklyn Mack for contributing to this list!

  • Basically living at Frohring Meadows
  • The intense adrenaline rush before a race
  • Pre-race rituals
  • Cross Country camp is the best and worst week of summer
  • Mile repeats are the worst
  • You know at least one person who finished a race with only one shoe
  • Seeing pictures of yourself after the race
  • Two mile warm up. Two mile cool down.
  • We drink so much water you’d think it would start pouring out of our ears. Hydration is key.
  • Running in the heat
  • “Off season” doesn’t really exist.
  • A PR is one of the greatest feelings in the world, even if it’s a half-second faster than our previous finishing time.
  • People think we’re crazy. We might be crazy, but we just love to run!
  • Fartleks (promise it’s just a name)
  • “What’s your pr?”
  • “Sorry, I can’t go to the football game. I have to race tomorrow.”
  • “LSD” Long Slow Distance Day
  • Hill sprints..
  • “Wait, you run for fun?”
  • There is no such thing as an attractive running picture
  • When a race falls on the same day as Homecoming
  • Sweat in the eye BURNS
  • Making life long friends
  • Your team becomes family
  • “Run Forest, Run!!”
  • Your coach becomes a third parent
  • Injuries are inevitable
  • You and your teammates always walked the course in a large pack #SquadGoals
  • Blisters on your feet
  • You cringe at the term, “shin splints”
  • You’re always hungry
  • You can set up a tent in 2 minutes flat
  • Awkward tan lines
  • Once a cross country runner, always a cross country runner
  • “Why on earth do I do this?”

Solon harriers, Lady Tigers win GibasXC Invite

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times September 8, 2016 Tony Lange The volunteers over in Bainbridge and Auburn townships must have shoveled something special into the dirt during the final community day for phase two of the Kenston Trails project last month. Opening a new loop for the fourth annual Frank Gibas Cross Country Invitational… Continue Reading

Bombers harriers win WRC title; girls finish third

Published in The Chagrin Valley Times October 22, 2015 Tony Lange The Kenston boys cross-country team won its fourth consecutive league banner on Saturday, but it was the Bomber harriers first championship in the new Western Reserve Conference. With eight teams in the field, the host Bombers opened up the race without a cap on… Continue Reading