The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 24, 2000


An outstanding cross-country season for the girls

From the first day of practice, the Concord-Carlisle Girls Cross-Country team was ready to overcome any obstacles they faced. With the returning varsity, some new upper classmen and talented freshmen, they were ready to run and run they did. For the first four meets, no one could beat this mighty team. But with the loss of Karen Song due to knee injuries, the girls were unable to maintain their perfect record. However, they kept their heads high and won the last two meets of the season to finish with a 6-2 record.

From bee stings to rough courses, nothing could stand in the way of these girls on a mission. The mission was to qualify for the State Championship meet as a team. Tying for second in the Dual County League and also placing second at the DCL meet helped keep their spirits high. For the State Class C Championships, the girls showed up at Franklin Park in Boston on a cold, rainy Saturday. Running through mud and rain, they proved themselves once again. Refusing to fail, they finished fourth, qualifying them for the state meet.

To all the girls: It has been a pleasure running with you and I'm extremely proud of every one of you. Great work this season! Good-bye and good luck.

2000 The Carlisle Mosquito