Some of you have taken the opportunity to seek out summer training plans in preparation of Cross Country 2020. In fact, several are well into the second phase, their second 4 week plan. Distance running requires a slow, methodical buildup. Those who have started theirs will reap the rewards in the fall. The pain will be behind them, the possibility of shin splints remote, acclimation to heat accomplished, and a strong base on which to build will have been established. All positive steps in the right direction. They will be at the front of the pack, the head of the class. But there is room at the top. You have an opportunity to be there. Eleven weeks, four days until we get underway. I have never had had higher expectations or looked forward to an athletic season with more anticipation than I do now. We have a nucleus of incredible young people intent on success. They need your help. Some want more than anything else to lead YOU!
So it is after thoughtful and careful consideration we want to announce the leaders of the 2020 Cross Country Boys and Girls teams. The Captains for the Girls team are Anna Flynn, Myah Kamperides and Bryn Miller. For the Boys team, Captains include Liam Cafferty, Theo Kamperides and Chris MacDonald. All experienced veterans of XC, all leaders inside and outside of athletics. All team oriented and all excited about this year's possibilities. And most importantly, all willing to help you have the most enjoyable season possible and assist you in achieving your goals. They join Coach S, Coach Coletti and me in promising you an extraordinary experience. I urge you to learn from their dedication. Follow their lead. You CAN become a major contributor to the success of our teams, just as our Captains have.
I know you join me in congratulating Anna, Myah, Bryn, Liam, Theo and Chris. I know you stand willing to support them in the same manner they are committed to supporting you. Let's all get started on something that can be very special. Begin your season today. Will Rogers also said, "Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there." That said, you AND I now have the chance to follow Rogers' sage advice . . .