Boys Cross Country Season Showing Promise

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Boys Cross Country Season Showing Promise

Head Coach Todd Peverill poses with varsity runners after their half-marathon event over the summer in Spearfish, South Dakota.
From left to right: Junior Tyler Huey, Head Coach Todd Peverill, senior Sam McIntyre, senior Gavin Arbogast.

Head Coach Todd Peverill poses with varsity runners after their half-marathon event over the summer in Spearfish, South Dakota. From left to right: Junior Tyler Huey, Head Coach Todd Peverill, senior Sam McIntyre, senior Gavin Arbogast.

Head Coach Todd Peverill poses with varsity runners after their half-marathon event over the summer in Spearfish, South Dakota. From left to right: Junior Tyler Huey, Head Coach Todd Peverill, senior Sam McIntyre, senior Gavin Arbogast.

Head Coach Todd Peverill poses with varsity runners after their half-marathon event over the summer in Spearfish, South Dakota. From left to right: Junior Tyler Huey, Head Coach Todd Peverill, senior Sam McIntyre, senior Gavin Arbogast.

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With twenty four boys on the cross country team, the new season shows a promising roster of runners.

Seven of the twenty four boys are on varsity. There are four permanent positions on varsity: seniors Sam McIntyre and Gavin Arbogast; and juniors Nathan Rohrberg and Tyler Huey. The other three positions switch out every week depending on practice, work ethic and times.

Head Coach Todd Peverill is optimistic about the season.

“The team is looking good,” said Head Coach Todd Peverill. “Our time trial is better than last year’s.”

McIntyre has been on varsity since he was a freshman, and shares Perverill’s optimism.

“I feel like the season is going great,” said McIntyre. “Our team is starting to figure out our roles and what we need to do, this year will be a great year for us. Our first race at Glenwood didn’t go as well as we wanted, but our team and myself are working hard to get where we need to be.”

Huey, who has also been on varsity since he was a freshman, hopes to improve as the season progresses.

“This year I feel like I’m not starting off as strong as I would like to be,” said Huey. “But that means I will be at peak performance later around districts and state.”

The cross country boys enjoy the companionship that comes with running as a team.

“My favorite thing about cross country is the team aspect,” said McIntyre. “Everyone is like family and no one is left behind.”

Huey also appreciates the comradery.

“My personal favorite thing about cross country is that our team is one big family,” said Huey. “We stick up for each other no matter what.”

The boys cross country will run again at Creston on September 24.