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Running into the 2019 season

For San Mateo’s varsity runners, they are looking optimistic about the upcoming season. 

 When asked how he picks the runs for practices, coach Ed Riley, who has been coaching San Mateo runners for 15 years, had this to say, “I always have what I want to do for the practices in mind but, I change and adjust based on what I saw the night before. It just depends on the condition of my athletes and how they looked the night before.” 

While varsity teams have a maximum roster size of 7 runners, junior varsity squads can hold many more runners. Matthew Lloyd, a freshman on the cross country team, ran cross country and track at Crocker middle school for three years there. When asked about hard a typical practice was, Matthew, said that “the practices can be quite difficult especially when we run a longer distance.” Additionally, Matthew commented on the increased difficulty of practices to that of middle school. “Middle school cross country practices were about 2 to 2.5 miles long while these practices are typically 4-5 miles long”. 

The strongest of the San Mateo runners compete for the varsity level. These runners are experienced, often having many seasons of experience by either previously competing in cross country or track. 

But with all the practice, the biggest prizes are won during running meets, Cross country meets take place every week, usually on Saturdays and occasionally during weekdays. The races are usually 2.5 miles or longer for the varsity team. The varsity runners look to set personal records to place high amongst the competition. 

Coach Riley continues to prepare the runners more information on the team such as meet days rosters and meet results. can be found on the Bearcat Athletics website.

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