A Look at Webb Sports
Webb Cross-Country: Girls varsity team off to solid start; Maddie Phaneuf shines with first place finish
Before we revisit the week’s happenings, I’d like to give a special nod to those student-athletes who are participating in two sports.
Many of our cross country runners are hitting the trails as their schedules allow based on their commitment to soccer, which takes precedence. This is no small feat.
Between classes, homework, special projects, and studying for tests, the academic requirements for a serious student are pretty demanding.
Add in other activities such as clubs, National Honor Society, and theater (to name a few) and these kids’ schedules can be as rigorous as a full time job.
Now, imagine taking on the stress of daily practices and games.
That would be like you or I coming home from work, heading out after dinner to do a couple of hours of volunteer work, and then doing a five mile run!
Of course, nobody is forcing them to do it. For these kids, it’s a labor of love. And, believe me, it would have to be.
For those that have been to a cross country meet, you’ve seen runners cross the finish line looking like they’ve been through the Hundred Years War.
Many of them literally collapse immediately after that final step, while others “toss their cookies.” Sorry for the visual, but that was the nicest way I know how to put it.
So, to all of those who “go the extra mile” or, in your case, the extra “miles,” know that you’ve earned our admiration and appreciation.
And, in honor of your efforts, we’ll give you all first billing this week! Continue reading