The Fenton cross country team had a successful season; winning their third straight Metro League Title and county championship on both the girls and boys teams. Both teams qualified for states, which is one of their big goals each season. The girls went a step further and won the Regional title, a first for the girl’s team.
“Cross Country teamwork is unlike anything else!” Cross country coach Jesse Anderson said. “It’s a lot about support and a collective work ethic, day in, and day out. Then on race day, you rely on the positioning of your teammates, and the will to do right by them to give your very best effort on the day and pass people until the end of the race.”
Despite being a strongly individual sport, the cross country team relies heavily on teamwork, and attribute their bond to the successful season.
“I was very happy with my personal season,” junior Jessica Adams said. “I broke a lot of personal records this year. Overall, the team did very well together, we definitely bonded a lot this season and I think that it helped us accomplish a lot of things together.”
Sending seven girls and seven boys to the final state meet, the team was impressed with the final end to their season: “We placed about 17 spots higher than we were seeded to, so that was very good,” sophomore Gage Bond said.
“Both teams finished significantly higher than last year,” Anderson said. “We were the smallest school to make the big dance on the guys side, and third smallest on the girls side, so that was a big deal for us!”
The Fenton cross country team was proud of their 2018 season and are already beginning to train for next season. To get involved with the cross country team, contact coach Jesse Anderson at [email protected]