Cross country is unique in that it is a no-cut sport that anyone can join. This, of course, results in two obvious groups: experienced runners and those who join to get in shape or have fun. Coach Steve O’Brien, has always created a casual, accepting environment at his practices and will continue to do so this year. “We have great kids, and those who want to train harder group up and do that on their own. We have superior leadership.”
Junior Julia Rajkovic agrees that cross country has been her outlet to have a low-pressure, fun workout. Rajkovic said, “there is a range of skill levels that makes it less competitive and more cooperative. It also allows for people who aren't in the best shape to get involved with school sports and meet new people at their school by doing so.”
As far as meets go, Coach O’Brien is optimistic about the season. “This year, this team has gotten along very well. They’ve been great teammates so far and anytime that happens, it bodes well for the success of the season.” On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the team ran at the Westmoor XC course. Come support their next meet against Half Moon Bay on October 12.