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LHS cross country runners race to 2021

November 24, 2020

Painful. Exhausting. Never-ending. Each of these words can be used to describe 2020 so far. Yet, many agree that these words can also describe another thing: cross-country running.  It’s safe...

XC is growing almost as fast as they are running

XC is growing almost as fast as they are running
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...

Looking back on running forward

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...

Cross country embraces a positive team spirit

Cross country embraces a positive team spirit
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...

Loss of seniors leads to growing year for girls cross country

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...

Junior to compete in World Orienteering Championships

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...

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

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...

Girls cross country takes second at State

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...

Big leadership guides cross country into postseason

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...

Cross country dashes into two top finishes at state

Cross country dashes into two top finishes at state
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...

Cross country runs with high hopes for the season

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...

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