Cross Country: Another Successful Season
Coach Chris Kowalewski lead the cross country team to a successful season this year, with the girls team qualifying for semi-state. The boys team fell short in regionals, but still had a productive season. “It was rough ending for the boys at regionals and it sucks because they're such tight, hard working group,” Kowalewski said.
The girls team finished ninth out of twenty teams in semi state, with senior Faith Quintana finishing just three spots away from qualifying for state. “With sectional champion Faith Quintana leading the way, I'm very happy how their season came along,” Kowalewski said.
Teams have multiple ways they judge their seasons.
“We judge our success on how we finish the season. The girls were third in the conference, second at sectionals and an impressive third in a very tough regional. The team got better as the as season when along,” Kowalewski said, “The boys started strong placing second in the pre-season conference meet but placed fourth in conference meet, but bounced back to place second at Sectionals, but had a rough day at regionals to place eighth and end their season. Our expectations are high for both team, and advancing to semi-state with the chance to qualify for state is our yearly goal.”
Each coach has a different idea of the kind of people they want on their team, and they have certain expectations.
“ We try to produce a fun competitive atmosphere that people want to be a part of. We're trying to make running cool. We want runners, no matter what their talent level, who have a desire to get better. They should be self-motivated and supportive teammates,” said Kowalewski, “we try to recruit not only talented runners, but good people, character wins championships. Our camping trip to Warren Dunes to start each season builds a tight team bond and culture of high expectations.”