Sara prendergast (2019)
Personal Bests: 5k: 22:50
Favorite Course: Algonquin!
Favorite Quote: "If it doesn't challenge you, it won't change you" - Fred Devito
Advice to team members: Stay open-minded and optimistic. Running is hard for everyone, no matter how fast you are. Make friends and run with people who encourage you to work hard everyday. Set goals for yourself! You will not improve unless you push yourself!
Kathryn McCarthy (2019)
Personal Bests: 1mi: 5:51.7 2mi: 12:45 5k: 21:17
Favorite Course: Leominster
Favorite Quote: "I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run...to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that"
Advice to team members: Take the hard days hard and the easy days easy, and fuel your body right! Running is physical, but it is also mental. Expect and embrace the struggle because on the days you cannot run, you will find that you miss it.
Karmyn Shreeve (2019)
Personal Bests: 1mi: 5:47.5 2mi: 12:56 3mi: 20:52
Favorite Course: Nashoba
Favorite Quote: "Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional"
Advice to team members: Set expectations for yourself and high standards for your work ethic and training. It does not matter what your times are, just that you are trying your best all of the time and, of course, having fun!!
rudy utzschneider (2019)
Personal Bests: Mile: 6:15 5k: 22:35
Favorite Course: Shepperd Hill
Favorite Quote: "If you can feel the pain, then you aren't going fast enough"
Advice to team members: We are all fortunate to be a part of a group of kind, driven, and inclusive girls; take advantage of this opportunity to make new friends and have fun. Know that you have the ability to access this support system wherever you are, both on and off the XC course. Otherwise, work hard, look to be your best self, and embrace the running season!
liliko uchida (2018)
Favorite Course: Wachusett
Favorite Quote: Ask yourself, "Can I give more?" The answer is usually yes. - Paul Tergat
Advice to team members: Running takes a lot of self trust and will power. Trust yourself that you can push a little bit harder and run a little bit faster each day. In the end, you will have created a foundation of self-pride that is indestructible.
Annemarie Wood (2018)
Personal Bests: 5k: 23:01
Favorite Course: Ours of course!
Favorite Quote: "I always loved running...it was something you could do by yourself, and under your own power. you could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs"
Advice to team members: Never give up! Talent is great, but in my experience, hard work, intelligence, and persistence can get you even farther. If you can find it in yourself to push a little harder each time you run, you will keep improving. When your muscles are telling you to give up but your brain is telling you to keep going, it can be hard to remember why you are doing this in the first place, but cross country is as much a mental sport as a physical one. Stay focused, stay motivated, but also remember to have fun with it. Best of luck to you all!
Tess Reyes (2018)
Personal Bests: 800m 2:18.03 Mile 5:02.11 2Mile 11:02.31 5k 17:52
Favorite Course: Stanley Park
Favorite Quote: "I'm going to work so that its a pure guts race at the end, and if it is, I am the only one who can win it" -Steve Prefontaine
Advice to team members: Set five impossible goals each season and see how many you can achieve. Always support each other, and hold each other accountable. Even if it can't be your day, work to make it your team's day.
Abby Hurley (2018)
Personal Bests: Mile: 6:31 5k: 22:04
Favorite Course: Stanley Park
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Advice to team members: No matter what your times say, always be proud of how you did in the race. You put in hard effort throughout the season and that is what counts. Create a goal early in the season and try your very best to achieve it. It is all about the effort you put into it and to enjoy your season. In the end, the most important rule is to have fun.