Boys Cross Country Strongly Improving Despite Injuries


Ed Harding

Varsity runners Senior Corban Entinger and Sophomore Conner King run at the home meet on August 29.

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The Glenwood boys cross country team is almost halfway through their season and are making a comeback despite a rocky start due to injuries.

“I first hurt my hamstring at a meet a couple weeks ago at Abraham Lincoln,” said senior varsity runner Tyler Huey. “I’ve run every meet since then but this past Saturday it popped. I haven’t healed and I’m not sure if I will run any more meets this year.”

Freshman varsity runner Andrew Smith didn’t injure himself but did contract food poisoning.

“The food poisoning made me feel light-headed and nauseous, I only missed a single meet fortunately,” said Smith. “I am feeling much better now and I am healthy.”

Multiple students have faced injuries through the season, giving difficulty to much of the team.

“Sophomore Jack McMullen has recovered from an injury he sustained last year.  Sophomore Dillon Anderson struggled at the beginning of the year with an ankle injury. Several kids are struggling with ‘Growing pains,” said Coaches Todd and Lu Peverill. “The goal is to continue to improve and be successful at the end of the season despite injuries.”

Despite the team’s injuries, senior varsity runner Nathan Rohrberg has strong goals about the season

“My goal this season is to personally qualify for state and to have our team qualify as well.”

The team has competed in five meets so far this year. They placed second at home on August 29, fifth at Abraham Lincoln on September 5, fourth at Lewis Central on September 12, first at Creston on September 22, and fourth at Harlan on September 26. 

The team’s next meet will be at Shenandoah on October 1.