Spence Cross Country
Coach - Meagan Smith
Meetings: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Cross country running is a sport in which teams and individuals run a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass.
Cross country is cool in that it can be both an individual and team sport. Individuals compete against other runners and their own PRs (personal records) over the distance. The individual runners' scores are added up for a team score; the lower the score, the better.
There are no timeouts, substitutions, halftimes, or other breaks. Because of this, the sport requires extreme amounts of stamina and talent to play, and to be successful, it requires even more effort. Crosscountry consists of long races (minimum 5k or 3.1 miles) over varied terrains, including hills, roads, mud puddles, grassy fields, rocky paths, and sometimes even shallowstreams. To complete the race, the runners must not only have the strength to finish, but must also be aware of their surroundings at all times. Stop paying attention to your surroundings, and you could fall, costing you valuable seconds, knocking you out of the race.
Members of the Spence MS Cross Country team have won numerous awards and have competed in several meets. Under the direction of Coach Smith, these hornets are learning many skills and recieving many victories.
Way to go Spence Cross Country!