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XC is growing almost as fast as they are running

XC is growing almost as fast as they are running

Gabrielle Parrish, Sports Editor

September 27, 2019

This year, Liberty’s Cross Country team hit a record-breaking 83 members. Senior captain Haley Archer attributes this to the growing appreciation for the sport. “Cross Country is really fun,” Archer said. “It’s an incredible sport, and it’s something that anyone can do no matter how fast...

Looking back on running forward

Lillianne Harris, Staff Writer

November 23, 2018

It’s cold and rainy. Your calves are sore. Your foot is cramping, and there’s another runner on your tail that’s pushing you to ramp up your pace, even though you feel like you can’t possibly go faster. Even worse, there’s still two miles left in the run, and you’re behind your personal record...

Cross country embraces a positive team spirit

Cross country embraces a positive team spirit

Brigitte Larkin, Social Media Editor

October 25, 2018

Coming off of four straight years of Liberty cross country trophying at state, the senior runners feel a positive team atmosphere is helping the strong group of returning varsity runners find suwccess in yet another season. Maintaining its strong team atmosphere is an impressive feat, considering this...

Loss of seniors leads to growing year for girls cross country

Krista Kroiss, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

After the loss of Sam Kelderman and Kelsey and Brigette Takeuchi to graduation, the girls cross country team had its work cut out for it. “They were our top four runners from last year, so we’ve lost a lot of speed on our team,” Captain Siri Christopherson said. “This is definitely a building...

Junior to compete in World Orienteering Championships

Christina Tuttle, Editor-In-Chief

June 2, 2017

She leaps over a log, splashes through a creek, and weaves through a grove of trees. Compass grasped in her palm, she sprints through the forest. A flash of orange catches her attention, and she scrambles over to the flag peeking out from behind a bush. After quickly scanning the electronic stick on...

From 8th to 3rd place: Boys XC defies preseason ranking

Kelly Jinguji, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

After losing five seniors from last year’s varsity cross country team, the presumption surrounding this year’s team was set: the young team would not perform as successfully as it had within the past years. However, the boys team proved everyone wrong. Following a second place finish at state the...

Girls cross country takes second at State

Katherine Sergeeva, Staff Writer

March 27, 2017

After a successful season last year, the girls cross country team returned to the state championships and took second place. Despite losing two of the senior state runners from last year, the Patriots ran a 5,000 meter race with an average time of 19 minutes and 48 seconds, on the Sun Willows Golf Course...

Big leadership guides cross country into postseason

Jake Hopkins, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

Liberty’s cross country team has been a strong competitor in the state of Washington in recent years with the boys finishing 2nd in state last year and the girls taking the top spot. Liberty’s cross country team has recently made state for the 4th year in a row. While the two teams are similar in...

Cross country dashes into two top finishes at state

Cross country dashes into two top finishes at state

Abby Russell, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

The cross country teams, both boys and girls, placed well at state. The girl team won the state meet and received the Academic State Champion Award while the boys placed second overall. Sophomore varsity runner Sophia Lindstrom is particularly happy with the teams’ accomplishment. “My team did...

Cross country runs with high hopes for the season

Nathan Christopher, Senior Writer

October 19, 2015

The cross country team feels they have a great chance to win state this year with seven senior boys and eight returning girls who have been training for the opportunity to bring the team to state for the third straight year, which has never been done before in school history. “Our varsity team is...

Cross country teams clinch third place finishes at State

Cross country teams clinch third place finishes at State

Signe Stroming, Editor-In-Chief

November 26, 2014

For 86 years, the Curse of the Bambino vexed the Boston Red Sox in its pursuit of a World Series title. Luckily, the Curse of the Podium Picture plagued Liberty cross country for only four. In past State appearances, the team posed for a picture on the winners’ podium the day before the race. Senior...

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