NCHS Girls’ Cross Country Team Places 9th at States

By Makayla Hanshaw

On Oct. 28th, the Girls’ Cross Country Team, along with coach Jennifer Gatewood and assistant coach Ashleigh Wall, traveled to Cabell Midland High School in Ona and placed 9th in the WV State Cross Country Meet.  Their team has placed at every meet this season, and they worked really hard to compete in States.

The Girl’s Cross Country team runners are Alyssa Woods, Lucianna Martin, Lacey Beam, Emily Barr, Emily Burkholder, Michaela Odell, and Ashley Nicholas.

Their practices were at Salmon Run and Battle Run.  They usually had a long run for one day and did track work the rest of the week.

I asked senior runner Lucianna Martin why she ran cross country and she said, “Because I grew up doing it and I enjoy it.  I can do it for the rest of my life.”

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