The Colonial Girls Cross Country team had Regions this past Saturday in Gainesville, FL at Sante Fe College. We were prepared for the competition knowing that we faced the toughest teams in the State knowing for a fact the top teams and eventual State winners will come from our Region, and we would be down two of their teammates. The 5 runners that went there gave everything they had and surprised even me. This was one of the hardest courses we faced all year with a lot of up and downhill slopes. All of the 5 runners hit their best times of the season! Each surpassing what times were indicated from the courses prediction. While our team did not make it to States this year, they can leave the season knowing they have bettered themselves. Their aim is to make it to States next year and have each called upon the other to do everything they can to make it happen.
This team, both boys & girls, is still very young and have no seniors to lose, so I know they will be back to make States a reality next year. As a coach I couldn’t be prouder. For all our final 3 races, each runner bested their own times each race, even through adversity of injury. Their will and determination has not gone unnoticed by me and has made me very proud to call myself their coach.
Colonial High School
Cross Country Coach