Waking up bright and early, fourteen students from the varsity cross country team competed at the Annual Spanish River Invitational Sept. 17.
They competed against runners from Region 3A. The meet was a 3.1-mile or five-kilometer run. Unlike most other cross country meets, this race did not take place in the woods and the route was mostly grass.
“I like comparing running to a game of chess because it involves a lot of strategy. I’m always calculating my next move by pacing myself based on how I feel,” junior Ashley Fitzgerald said.
Her strategy proved successful: Fitzgerald won First Place in the girls’ varsity division, with a new personal record of 18:09, which comes out to 5:48 per mile. Junior Richard Krissel also got a new personal record of 17:54.