Dobie’s Cross country team starts running at Dobie before the sun comes up. The team has been working very hard.
Not as many people participate in cross country as in other sports. The reason might be because the sport is all about running and that can be challenging.
There are more than 30 students on the cross country team. Cross country is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open air courses such as dirt or grass. Running is a tough sport, especially when they have to run early in the morning.
Many runners are challenged by cross country practices. Danielle Guest, 8th grader, on the cross country team. She joined the team to get healthier. “It helps with conditioning for other sports, and it gets you more energized,” she said.
The cross country team’s coach is Coach Head. Meets are on Saturdays.
Cross country members practice from 6:30 a.m. until 7:45 a.m.
Guest said the practices are about a hour and a half, but they are exactly what she expected. They begin by walking for ten minutes and they run for the rest of their practice. “The practices take a lot of work and are really tiring,” she said.
But many cross country members say the team is like having a second family and that no matter how tiring the practices can be, they enjoy participating.