Sophomore runner places second at leagues

This cross country season one runner stands out from the crowd. Sophomore Gwyneth Young continues to succeed as she continues into the post season.

Young has been running since her freshman year and continues to break down the walls in front of her. While this season is not over yet, the cross country team has been competing well.

“I have had an incredible experience so far this season,” said Young. “I’ve raced people I dreamed of racing with last year and felt a confidence bloom in me.”

Tuesday, Oct. 15 the cross country team took runners to the league meet. Young finished the meet with a second place finish with a time of 18:45.

 “It makes me excited because I’m only a sophomore and I’m here,” said Young.  “I’m not going to relax here and be okay with where I am [with my time].

“I’m going to keep working towards a better junior and senior year.”

Last year she advanced to the state meet where she placed 40th. Young enjoys the friendships she has made through running.

“We all cheer for each other and have fun with each other while getting the job done,” said Young.

The team presents a good dynamic as most of the runners are friends on and off the course. Junior Shayla Bonzelet runs with Young at practice and is very proud of the team’s accomplishments.

“The team is great,” said Bonzelet. “We all work really hard and the season seems to be going really well

Last season Bonzelet advanced to the district meet. She then traveled to Hershey to cheer on Young in the state meet.

“We are all really proud of her. She puts her heart and soul into racing,” said Bonzelet. “She is having a really great season.”

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