Friday, November 26, 2004
Carlisle School Cross-country season a huge success
The Carlisle Cross-country program had a very successful season this year, attracting 79 runners representing grades five through eight. Girls and boys were nearly equally represented with 38 and 41 runners respectively. There was a strong turnout from the younger runners with 37 fifth graders, 29 sixth graders, 11 seventh and two runners from the eighth-grade class. The returning veteran runners showed great leadership as they led the team through practice drills and cheered the younger runners on during meets. Many coaches and parents from participating schools commented on the teamwork and sportsmanship demonstrated by the Carlisle runners. Through hard work and perseverance, the boys team developed strength and speed over the season and ended with a very respectable record of 4 wins, 4 losses and fourth place out of eight teams at the Carlisle invitational. The girls welcomed new runners to the team this year which added leadership and speed to the team. The girls had a very impressive season finishing with 7 wins and only 1 loss against Westford Academy and taking second place out of 8 teams at the Carlisle Invitational.
Every runner on the team achieved a personal best course time by the end of the season. We are very proud of all of our runners and look forward to building upon the success of the program next year.
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