East cross country feels they will thrive in the state meet

Published: Oct. 20, 2020 at 11:16 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - After a strong showing in the 4A East Regional Meet, Cheyenne East cross country (XC) enters the state meet looking to make a statement. The girls finished in second place right behind Cheyenne Central with 45 points, the boys placed third behind Central and Sheridan with 87 points.

“They feel strong, they feel fresh and ready and they’re peaking at the right time," East head coach At this point they’re pretty adapted. Just kind of going with the flow and doing whatever we ask them.”

For some runners, it won’t be their first time running in the state meet. However, they look to repeat or improve from years past.

“Last year I was a state placer and I want to do that again," Sophomore runner, Mikaila Trujillo said.

Things will be interesting, as they are expected to run on a course they’ve never ran on before.

“New courses are new challenges," Sophomore runner, Jonathan Christensen said. "If you’re on the same course three times in a row like we have lately it can get pretty boring.”

“I personally like running on courses i don’t know because i like going into it blind,” Trujillo said.

The T-birds are confident that they’ll make the meet more intriguing as they believe the bright lights, bring out the best in their team.

“You really get this feeling of ‘this is it,’ it’s the end of our season, everybody is gonna do their best," Christensen said. "It’s exciting and scary at the same time and compared to other meets, i don’t think it really matches up to be the same thing.”

The 4A state meet is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, in Casper. *Subject to change.

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