In cross country we become really close to each other. We are striving to make each other better. It’s generally a good experience, and we work out any bumps along the way. Coach Richards talks about how in life, we don’t run without a purpose. We run for the greatest goal in life, to finish our race while showing God to others. If we run for man, it’s like running a neverending race. Cross country allows me to push myself, to know what my best is, and to improve on it. It teaches perseverance, endurance, and teamwork. Normally, you don’t think of cross country being a “team” sport. However, throughout the season, we have all really gotten to know each other. I think we have a good chance for State this year, and I hope as the years continue, the program will stay strong and keep our good team bonding with each other. We go out to practice knowing we are going to be pushed, but no matter what, Coach Richards will always be there to encourage us or help us on our way, in school, or in life.