JV Cross Country Team Building

In the coming seasons, I’ll try to take shots of all the teams, not just the ones with my kids. I will certainly have varsity sailing shots for your winter issue and will try to get some field hockey and soccer.

The JV cross country team has only three runners on the squad, but they have been developing all season with hard work, transforming from athletes who have to stop and walk during a mile run to those who tell the coach “I just ran five miles?”

According to Coach Dr. Rob Tupper, Ian Tripp has made the biggest strides this year. In his first season as a team member, he has emerged as the top JV runner. Frankie White, in his second year, continues to get faster and stronger. “I just have to keep reminding him to ‘use your arms’ and his pace picks up immediately,” Tupper says. Paul Giddens; also in his second year, “has really come alive in the back half of the season and has indicated he understands that he needs to keep up with his running year round,” Tupper says.

Tupper looks for the runners to continue improving through the tournament and becoming even more valuable contributors next season. “I expect that these young runners will finish much higher during their TCIS meet than usual because they are tapering along with the varsity squad,” he adds..

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Jim Morrison has flown barrel rolls with the Navy's Blue Angels (he didn't barf), climbed and slept overnight in a 243-foot-tall redwood (he didn't fall), and gone one-on-one with Muhammad Ali (he didn't flinch). His award-winning stories have appeared in Smithsonian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Private Clubs, This Old House, National Wildlife, Smart Money’s offspring, George, Context, Family PC, Good Housekeeping, Playboy, Biography, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Utne Reader, Southwest Spirit, the magazine of Southwest Airlines, and American Way, the magazine of American Airlines, among others. His web site is www.jmwriter.com

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