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Run Like You Have the Wind to Your Back


October 25, 2018

Photo courtesy of Emily Streiff

Conor McCoy, Adam Nelson, Joe Quaglia, Evan Guenther, Rudy Wicker and Miss Dayna Karls: NGM's All-Conference Cross Country Runners.

"We were young and strong. We were running against the wind." -Bob Seger

The team bus rocks back and forth as we head to Spring Green. Crossing the Wisconsin River, we notice whitecaps. Saturday's gusty conditions change our racing strategies: try not to run by yourself into the wind, work together when possible, draft a faster runner if you can.

Varsity boys disappear around the starting curve so we head to the half-mile mark to catch our first impression of the race. McFarland, Platteville, Edgewood and Dodge/Point keep runners in the lead pack. We spot Adam Nelson (17:51) running w...

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