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How is the Skyline Girls Cross Country Team Getting Ready for their Season?

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Irie Jane (‘27) and Becca Van Lent running through mud at a cross country race. Credit: Coleen Van Lent

As Skyline’s cross country team starts their jog into the pre-season, they’re ready to face the brutal heat of summer to prepare for the upcoming season.

The team has different workouts in the summer season. “We have preseason training in the summer… and we also have preseason races too,” said Irie Scrase (‘27).

“I think we are going to get a lot of new recruits…. and we went to middle school meets to recruit kids,” said Scrase. 

They also do a lot of races to prepare for the upcoming season. One of the big running events is the family 5k. They do that in August, in the blazing hot weather, trying to run 3.1 miles in under their personal record (PR) time. It is a tough challenge that can be especially tough if not properly prepared. It can make or break you.

“My goals in cross country are to run a sub 19 minute 5k and then hopefully get closer to running at sub 18,” said Scrase.  

A lot of people say that the main reason they quit their other sport to run is because of the toxicity of the other teams,” said Tia Cocciolone,but the environment on our team makes running worth it.”

Becca Van Lent stands out as a freshman girl, running a 5:04 minute mile and setting the school record. She is going to States and New Balance Nationals this year.

The team has brought a lot of new freshmen in and they have made a great running environment.   All in all, the team looks like it has a very promising season ahead – the future is bright.

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Tynne Hannahs, Writer
Tynne Hannahs (27') at Skyline High School is a writer for the sports section in The Skyline Post. She also plays sports like field hockey and runs track. She enjoys spending time with her pets and family. Her friends are also a big apart of her life.
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