Our team is a fun, tight-knit group of exceptional student athletes. We train hard, laugh a lot, and strive to make memories every time we meet together as a group. Our goal when training and preparing to race is to build and grow as people, as individuals working towards a common goal. Yes, we want to be fast, technically developed, and extremely competitive runners; but we also want to uphold high standards and represent our school, state, and families with the highest regard.
Running is a very mental sport, so we focus a lot on overcoming those barriers, those fears, that keep us weighted down. My job as a coach is to encourage, empower, and enhance the experience of my runners.
They are the most fun, witty, and genuinely hilarious group of teenagers, but they know when to knuckle down, dig deep, and find whatever they have in them to race their hearts out.
I would like our shirts to capture the spirit of our group. They're tough, bright, hilarious individuals; but they can also be your worst enemy on that cross country course. There is a "race mean" mentality when the gun fires. There is no mercy. There is no giving up. There is no settling for less than. They fight!
Our school mascot is the Vikings. I believe the cross country team embodies the Viking spirit, and I would love to customize that essence into our unique, stand out design.