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The Sprint To States

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By: Emily Perry

As the season is coming to a halt, the Waynesboro Cross country team is not letting that slow them down.  The boys team and Grace Brooks, senior, are all advancing to states after a very strong season.

“This has been the best season by far. It’s going to be hard to leave that at the end of the season,” says senior Drew Ledford.

Ledford agrees the team has had a great season and has truly worked hard . Between  eating healthy and practicing weekly, the trip to states for the runners is a reward they have worked hard for.

“The guys’ team feels like a family and we push each other to run our best,” says Ledford.

The boys have grown increasingly close this season since they have been doing so well.  “I’ve grown close with the team and stronger as an individual,” says junior Justice Allen.

This being their first time to states as a team, they are growing more and more excited the closer the anticipated race gets.

“The season has gone really well,” says senior Daniel Brooks.. “We have a solid team this year so that was super exciting because everyone was putting in their best effort, especially towards the end.”  

There is no doubt the boys team will do their very best but Grace Brooks is going as an individual. Brooks will be attending states for the third time this year.

“This will be my third time at states,” says Brooks. “I have always gone as an individual. It’s extremely intimidating going to states as an individual because I am one of 200 girls on the line, but states is so much fun. They have music, they have t shirts, and you are with people who want to be there and that love running,”

When asked who she  wanted to thank for such a great season she credited her success to Coach Stevens.

“She has been coaching for as long as I can remember and she has coached my entire family through Waynesboro High School. I just think we have a bond. She’s an awesome role model and coach,” says Brooks.

The team is very excited for the race, so if you see them be sure to wish them the best of luck. #rollgiants

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