Hug Cross Country Starts Strong Out of the Gate


Hug Cross Country team 19-20

Last Friday, while most students were enjoying the first assembly, Hug’s cross country team started off their season in Gardnerville.

The cross country team is one of the school’s smallest teams, but it is also one of the most dedicated. Among over a dozen schools, Hug didn’t have more than five runners in each race they competed in. Despite feeling somewhat daunted by the situation, most of the runners completed their races with ease. One of the runners, Yerani Mendoza, wasn’t able to finish the race due to a minor quad injury that stopped her from giving it her all on the racecourse.

Although no medals were won for this event, the team was undeniably content with their participation in the races. The team felt unified by the race because they weren’t separated by the labels of varsity and junior varsity. The event gave them an opportunity to race together for the sake of running as a team.

They have high hopes for the rest of the season and will be training harder now that they have the feeling of competition. This Thursday, they will be holding their annual Runathon Fundraiser to raise money for the team’s expenses. They will run nonstop for one hour in the ninety-degree heat to try and raise money to make their fees less of a burden. The team wants readers to know that support is appreciated and that there is still time to join the team. This first event was an exciting one for them and the upcoming runathon will motivate them to work hard for the rest of the season.