Relay launches cross country into 2021 season


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After a rough race on Saturday at the Marcus Coach T Invitational, cross country continues to train and better their performance. They hope to finish higher up for their next meet.

Michael Coppinger, Assistant Sports Editor

Coming off of a highly competitive 2020 run, Redhawk cross country ventures to the Northwest Relays to debut this year’s team. 

Having competed alone at state last year, senior Jada Williams hopes to improve further this season.

“I would like if our whole boys and girls varsity teams could make it to state,” Williams said via text. 

Others, like junior Takumi Harima, hope that the current absence of stringent COVID-19 restrictions will allow for an environment of strengthened team chemistry.

“I feel that we have returned to the pre-COVID situation,” Harima said via text. “I want our whole team to come together more and become closer as one.”

Nonetheless, the Redhawks begin the season in unfamiliar territory. 

The runners, accustomed to 5 kilometer racing, will participate in a 1.5 mile relay. Coach Khera Vay believes that this decision will facilitate an easy start.

“The purpose of us running this for our first meet is to have some fun,” Vay said. “I think that’s probably the biggest objective.”