Monday, March 17, 2014
the summer leading into sophomore year was my first year doing cross country and didn't know what to suspect. The team has won the state championship the past two years, and were chasing it again. I had to Wake up nice and early to meet with the team on hot summer days. Then the school year started and so did the meets. With the meets, comes the pasta parties. They were a lot of fun and helped us bond more as a team. My time continued to improve, due to the brutal workouts I was put through. I went through the season continually improving and earning a few medals along the way. My personal record was set at our home course, penny packer park. I remember coming close to the finish where my coach was shouting "Come on Mike almost there! You're looking good you are on track for a PR!" I picked it up and succeeded in setting a personal record. Then the championship season was beginning. First was sectionals, which we won. Then came the state championship. I remember running around the course to cheer for the team. I ended up having to sprint to the finish and saw them coming in one after another. They announced our team name and we received the trophy. We were state champs.