Junior David Heinemann picks up the hose and sprays his team while playing around during practice. “My favorite thing about practice is seeing my friends there everyday,” said Heinemann. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Hunter Griffin jogs with his team as they head to the exit gate. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Ethan Lawver stretches his quad during the warm-up lines. “Warm-ups are very important in any sport but especially running because if you don’t stretch, you have a higher chance of pulling a muscle,” said Lawver. Photo by Grace Allen.
The whole boys’ cross country team runs towards the camera during practice. “The main reason I do cross country is to be in shape for track season later on in the year,” said junior Talon Hutto. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior Wes Jenkins stands with fellow runners while waiting for instructions from Coach Tim Korte. “My favorite thing about cross country is the bond between all my teammates and my coach,” said Jenkins. Photo by Grace Allen.
Coach Tim Korte explains the workout to the second group of runners and which course they will take. Photo by Grace Allen.
The boys’ cross country team is divided into three different running groups depending on speed. Photo by Grace Allen.
Sophomore Kyle Hohl listens intently to Coach Tim Korte while he explains where Hohl’s group will run. “To me, running is peaceful. I also want to get in shape and I hope to run in college one day,” said Hohl. Photo by Grace Allen.
The boys do dips on the bleachers during their warm-up before practice. Photo by Grace Allen.
The boys’ cross country team does planks during their warm ups. The team practices five days a week and sometimes on Saturdays. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior David Heinemann and sophomore Hunter Griffin begin the course that they were instructed to run on Aug. 2. “I’ve been running since 5th grade and I’ve loved every second of it,” said Heinemann. Photo by Grace Allen.
The cross country team does warm-ups they call “slow drills” before they get into their main workout on Aug. 2. Photo by Grace Allen.
Needing to cool off, junior David Heinemann stops briefly for a drink of water in the middle of his run. Photo by Grace Allen.
Senior Ty McDaniel ties his shoe before practice. “In a running sport, the main focus is definitely having to have a tough mental capability,” said McDaniel. Photo by Grace Allen.
The team finally heads on their longer run that coach Tim Korte instructed earlier. “I’m looking forward to trying to do good at semi-state and having the opportunity to go to state this year,” said Jenkins. Photo by Grace Allen.
Junior David Heinemann checks his watch at the end of his run to see if he held a good pace during practice. Photo by Grace Allen.