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DeMatha’s Cross Country team works to gain respect in region


Cross Country is one of the many sports offered at DeMatha. With the current season already underway, this year’s team looks to perform at a high level. Coach Mike Puffett leads the cross country team in the ultimate endurance sport.

About this year’s teams goals, junior runner Hampton Holmes com- mented. “We’re trying to win the WCAC Championship.” When asked why he enjoys running cross country so much, Holmes said, “It’s fun, great exercise, and gives me something to do to take my mind off of school sometimes.”

Other junior runners, such as Andrew Byrd and Aeris Taylor, had some ideas about running and this year’s team. “I really like running cross country,” said Byrd, who posted his best time of 20 minutes and 57 seconds on September 26

at the Landon Invitational. “It’s good to do something outside of the classroom,” he said. When asked why he joined the cross country team, Byrd said “It was just something that I thought would be an interesting thing to do, and I was right.”

Junior Aeris Taylor was also asked about his reasons for joining the track team. “I wanted to run cross country because I was interested in playing a sport and this one just popped out at me,” said Taylor, whose first meet of the season was on the September 19. “This year’s team looks really good,” added Taylor. “I think we could take home the WCAC championship.”

Seniors include Jack Doiron, Ste- phen Allen, and Andrew Roby. The new members are freshmen Devin Doiron and King Yearwood. All are looking forward to the WCAC championship at Lake Fairfax Park on October 24th.

-Rasaan Bowman

The DeMatha Stagline is the official newspaper of DeMatha Catholic High School 

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