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Monday, October 14, 2019

Cross Country Runs into the 2017 Season

They run many miles every day, preparing for the next competition. This small handful of athletes, exercising patience and endurance, runs the lengthy and sometimes unruly terrain. They are the 2017 San Mateo High School Cross Country team and the starter’s gun has fired on their new season.

The team is led by veteran coach, Ed Riley who is entering his twelfth year with SMHS. “When I got into coaching, I never thought I’d coach Cross Country because I never ran Cross Country. I only ran track, but I ran it all year long, so I was always running. It’s been a whole new experience for me, but it’s been great,” gushes Coach Riley.

Senior Seanna Fess has been running with the team all four years. “I’ve been doing Cross Country for seven years. I really like running long distance, and the feeling of accomplishment afterwards,” says Seanna. “I look forward to this one meet in Half Moon Bay, although it’s hard.”

One of the team’s newer members is sophomore, Eeshan Bhat. A former member of the 2017 Track and Field squad, Eeshan joined Cross Country to improve his distance running. “I want to gain endurance for track,” says Eeshan. “I did well last season, I came first for freshman (distance running) in the PAL finals.”

Returning athletes often have the goal of achieving their Personal Record, or “PR.” One of these many athletes is cross country runner Jessie Jiang, a sophomore. “This year I’m hoping to break a six minute mile time,” said Jessie. “To me, it’s cool to have this ambition to do something that others don’t consider fun.”

The first meet takes place on September 5 versus Aragon High. The first large meet is September 9, at Golden Gate Park — the Lowell Meet. “Individually we’ve done very well in previous years,”says Coach Riley who joins his team in looking forward to another successful campaign.

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