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Sprinting into a New Season

Olivia Stoner
Some teammates from the SW girls cross country team posing for a photo before their race.

As we head into the fall season and start settling in with our classes and everyday lives, student athletes have another thing added to their daily agenda. For the cross country team at SWHS, this is no struggle. 

The first meet of the SWHS girls and boys cross country teams was on Saturday, September 9th, where both Varsity and JV teams participated in an invitational meet, or a multi-team meet compared to a dual meet with just two teams against each other. 

This meet was held in Simsbury on a course called Stratton Brooke, where the rocky, bumpy, and hard to navigate path was a breeze for both the girls and boys teams. The girls Varsity and JV teams both placed at an impressive 2nd, and the Varsity boys placed 5th, while the JV team placed at 3rd place. All teams made it into the top 5 for scores, and considering this is the first meet, there will be many more wins in the future for the SWHS runners to snag this season.

It was great…As captain, it was great to see everyone running to the best of their ability. Based on everyone’s effort at this meet I can tell we are going to have an amazing season

— Senior captain Riley Baker.

Baker, along with the other seniors on the team felt that the first meet was a huge success for the team, and are excited to see how the season pans out for the lady bobcats. 

“For the season ahead, I’m just looking to better myself and get to know my new teammates and the underclassmen and have a good time,” says senior Vincent Ryder. 

Seeing the boys team get top 5 in the first meet was definitely an accomplishment for the seniors and/or captains on the boys bobcat team. Feeling proud of yourself and your team can rub off onto whoever you are inspiring, and for Ryder. His goal of getting to know the new runners on the team might be more easily achieved than he thought. 

Looking to the future for the ladies and the guys cross country teams, they have started off strong and are predicted to end stronger. 

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Emma Cherubini
Emma Cherubini, Copy Editor
Emma Cherubini is the Copy Editor of The Bobcat Prowl newspaper at South Windsor High School. She can help Staff Writers around the paper correct, tweak, and perfect their articles as well as overviewing articles before they get published to the public site. She wants to major in Journalism when she is older and hopes to go into combat or Political Journalism in the future. During her freetime she can be seen playing soccer for South Windsor High School, walking her dogs outside, working at the pool as a lifeguard, or shopping with friends.