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Cross country prepares for regional meet

Olivia Lauter
Junior Tate Barr runs up a hill at Myers Park. The high school cross country team won districts in all four races.

On Tuesday, the cross country team participated in the district meet. The girls and boys varsity teams qualified for the regional meet that will take place on Monday, Nov. 9. 

“I am so proud of our team this year and all the hard work we have been putting in,” junior and varsity runner Katie Armstrong said. “The team is super dedicated and always puts in the work no matter what. We have gotten super close to each other this season, and we are all so excited to see our work pay off.”

While the harsh weather conditions added an extra challenge for the team, they were able to adjust accordingly allowing them to continue their season. 

“Since it was below freezing and raining, the conditions made it difficult to run a personal record time, however I placed third for Lovejoy and fifth overall at the meet for varsity,” junior and varsity runner Riley McGowan said.

The team is continuing to practice focusing on the things they need to improve on individually in order to help the team succeed.

“I really want to improve on running closer to my teammates throughout the race so that we can work together throughout the races,” Armstrong said. “To prepare for races, the day before we do a shakeout run. The night before I eat some pasta and go to bed super early to get a good night sleep before the race day.”

If the team does well at regionals, they will advance to state,, which is scheduled for Nov. 23.

“My goal for the season is [to] be an alternate, or race at the state meet,” freshman and junior varsity runner Andrew Poulton said. “I am very proud of the team. We get out there and practice[d] everyday. We didn’t let this cold air stop us, and kept fighting, and got a great district champion win for both varsity and JV. We are out there everyday working as hard as we can.”

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Beginning her fourth and final year on staff, Audrey McCaffity is more than excited to take on the role of Community Editor. The past four years have been filled with challenges, but TRL has been one constant to look forward to even on the hardest days. McCaffity dedicated lots of time to the varsity basketball team over the past three years and can’t wait to end on a good note her senior season. With the stress of college applications taking up much of her summer, McCaffity looks forward to being back in the stands at a football game wearing her leopard gear and surrounded by her favorite people. If she has learned one thing over her high school career, it is to always plan something to look forward to. McCaffity is determined to make her senior year the best of her high school experience. 
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Heading into her fourth and final year in TRL, senior Olivia Lauter could not be more thrilled to soak up every last minute of shooting sports, events and portraits for her favorite publication. Lauter has spent every day of her high school career with a camera around her neck, and you won’t catch her without it until graduation day. As well as being the photo editor for TRL, Lauter is a varsity cheerleader and involved in PALS and NHS. When she’s not on the sidelines with her camera or cheering on the Leopards, Lauter is with her friends, who she adores more than life itself. You will probably hear “last time, best time” and how “bittersweet” senior year is continually from Lauter this year, but she is just excited to spend one more year doing what she loves alongside the people she loves on TRL.

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