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10 girls, 9 boys qualify for Cross Country section tournament

10 girls, 9 boys qualify for Cross Country section tournament

Sports Shorts October 13, 2020
Section 4A races take place today at Highland Park Golf Course.
9th grader Becca Richman and 8th grader Violet Benson raced near eachother.

Cross country team achieves milestone in state meet

Lynn Reynolds and Annika Rock November 6, 2019
On Nov. 2, the girls cross country team raced in state along with junior Michael Moran.
Alum Ariana Amini ('13) poses for a photo next to her bike as she fixes a flat tire. Amini is part of an all-female team biking across the country to raise awareness for protection of U.S. public lands. “Now that I’ve immersed myself more in the issue I’ve realized how convoluted it is, and how many perspectives there are, and aspects that affect every element of environmentalism,

Alum Amini bikes across country for environmental awareness

Quinn Christensen, The Rubicon Editor May 3, 2018
Alum Ariana Amini ('13) is biking across the U.S. with the organization Women on Wheels for Wild Lands to advocate for public lands.

Boys Cross Country: Sam Hanson

Kat St. Martin-Norburg, The Rubicon Editor October 25, 2017

Sam Hanson may only be a sophomore, but he’s no stranger to running cross country for SPA. “I started running cross country in sixth grade, and that was the same year that I started running with...

Junior runner Will Rinkoff paces himself through a forest and ahead of the competition during a September meet. “The feeling you get when you perform well in competition makes all the hard work you’ve done seem worth it,” co-captain Jonah Spencer said.

Cross Country team runs to improve time, stamina

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor September 29, 2017
The Cross Country team is determined to make this season the best by working together and focusing on the team's overall health.
ON YOUR MARK, GET SET, GO! Juniors Val Hart, Greta Sirek, Emma Hills, Dianne Caravela line up just before taking off for their race.

Cross Country teams find balance and humor

Jasper Green, The Rubicon Editor October 6, 2016
Cross Country moves into Conference competition Oct. 13.
Boys cross country stays hungry; looks to develop into contender

Boys cross country stays hungry; looks to develop into contender

Dianne Caravela, Feature Editor October 4, 2015
The young team chooses to focus on self-improvement this season.
Girls Cross Country hopes to take entire team to State Meet

Girls Cross Country hopes to take entire team to State Meet

Lauren Boettcher, News Editor October 2, 2015
The Girls Cross Country team is confident in the upcoming season.
Senior Ellen McCarthy skis in Houghton, Michigan. “It is exciting to go and compete with my friends/teammates in a setting where everyone is serious about skiing,” McCarthy said.

McCarthy qualifies for cross country skiing Junior National Team

Emily Thissen, Sports Editor March 3, 2015
Senior Ellen McCarthy will be traveling to Tahoe, California with the Midwest team to compete against other Junior National teams.
 Members of the Girls Varsity pose for a group photo at the Eagle Invitational meet on Sept.20. The Spartans placed 9 out of 15 total teams.  “I’m really excited to see how well we run for the rest of the season,” sophomore Nora Kempainen said.

A small but mighty cross country team works to improve

Mari Knudson September 25, 2014

Despite being relatively young and few in numbers, the Girls Varsity Cross Country team has had a solid season so far. With 13 girls on the roster of which three are seniors, the team placed ninth out...

Video: Girls Cross Country earns top honors at state meet

Holly Hart November 8, 2013

The Girls Cross Country team competed in the State Class A Cross Country Championships on Nov. 2. Junior Mary Naas finished second, and the team won 12th overall.

From left: Senior captains Alicia Zhang, Charlie Rosenblum, and Charlie Southwick begin their race at Bassett Creek Park on Sept. 7. “We have some really big races, and we’re looking
forward to seeing how we do as a team. We have been making really good progress,”
junior captain Mike Destache said.

Cross Country teams hope to win conference

Laura Slade, A&E Editor September 26, 2013

The cross country team started their season with roster changes, both good and bad. "We lost about four seniors total, who were important contributors to the team, but we have some really good younger...

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