Cross Country team brings home medals at second meet

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Alina Hernadez

Dobie’s Cross Country team has been working hard.

The Dobie Cross Country team participated in their second meet of the season on Wednesday, October 7, at Steele High School. Facing very warm weather, Dobie Cougars proved that they could handle the competition and some even ran a personal best.

Some Cross Country team members were even competing for the first time and gained valuable experience. The experience was one of growth for many of the runners.

Briana Gonzales, 7th grader, got 11th place.  “I was upset — normally I can go a lot faster, but I had shin splints and I got upset. It was also very hot! I am looking forward to the next meet.”

Dobie’s Cross Country team has been working hard. (Alina Hernadez)

Addison Goodin, a 7th grade student, got 4th place. Lastly for the 7th grade Sydney Schwabe got 12th place! “These 7th graders did a fantastic job yesterday afternoon,” said Cross Country Head Coach Adams.

Dobie 8th graders Mia Howe, got 2nd place and Aubriella Kolar got 3rd place.  Makena Maruquin, earned 4th place.

“They did a fantastic job on the second meet of the season to every runner on the team!” said Coach Adams.

The first meet was held on Saturday, September 26 at River City Community Church in Selma. At that meet,

two runners came in the top 10 to receive a medal.

The next meet is on Saturday, October 17th. The season will come to an end with our distract meet on Wednesday, October 21 at Steele High School. “We encourage you to come show your support!” said Coach Adams.

Maddison Ballard, 8th grader, is on the cross country team. She said injuries kept her from competing at the first meets. “The team is doing really great! They are good at competing and we all encourage each other. We are there for each other. COVID-19 makes things different by requiring masks, but other than that, we are here doing our best.”