XC members dared to build endurance with 100 mile challenge


PRUNTYTOWN— The Taylor County Middle School Cross Country coaching staff is challenging in coming Knights to run 100 miles this summer. 

The sport of Cross Country will have runners racing individually over natural terrain, through the water and in all sorts of weather conditions, testing the athletes’ mental toughness, physical agility and endurance.

As a way to motivate potential team members to get in shape and start building their endurance for the upcoming 2022 season, coaches Karey Maier and Autumn Young are working to inspire the XC Knights with a challenge of running a total of 100 miles by the start of their practices, which are slated to begin early August. 

Each participant should keep a record of the number of miles run each day throughout the summer, and those totaling 100 will receive a prize. 

The challenge is set to begin on Wednesday, June 1. 

“What better way to get ready for a great season,” Maier noted. “Dust off those running shoes and join the challenge!”

Last season, the Knights’ XC team saw great success on the course, with huge improvments being made by newcomers and seasoned runners breaking PRs and securing several top finishes, making the TCMS coaches excited to get back to work to continue building their program.

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