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Happy To Be Cold


November 2, 2017

Photo courtesy of Tamea Sanders

Half-hour before the start of the State Meet in Wisconsin Rapids on Saturday, the New Glarus-Monticello CC Boys line-up for one last picture.  Left to right: Adam Nelson, Ty Ready, Dane Duerst, Rudy Wicker, Joe Quaglia, Simon Blohowiak, Kellan Zweifel, Garrett Grossen, Conor McCoy, Robert Burt. 

Sweet Sixteen might refer to the number of cross country teams in our division at the State Meet. We carry the excitement of being sectional runner-up, right to the starting line at the Ridges Golf Course in Wisconsin Rapids. The banners and flags snap in the chilling wind so we wait until the last moment to take off our sweats. One minute to go and 182 of the best small school runners toe the line. We earned our way here by running smarter than our years. At sectionals, the wannabes sprinted for the first mile then faded. We ran smarter and finished ahead. Against older teams we can...

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