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Mel and Tom Start the Season On the Right Foot (Feet)


September 8, 2022

Photo courtesy of Steve Wehrley

NGM's Ruthie Zuber, Melanie Fink and Lily Maynard lead Monday's cross country race.

"Do not go out too fast, do not go out too fast, I kept saying to myself," relates junior Melanie Fink. "I passed people throughout the first and second miles, mostly on the hills. Honestly, I didn't think they were that bad because we've trained on far worse. At the two-mile Lily (Maynard), Ruthie (Zuber) and I ran in a straight line with Molly (Olson) right behind. Right after the mile two I said 'golly, I'm really close to the front.' So, around the bridge, with a kilometer to go, I passed the girl in front of me. I thought she was right behind me - apparently she had dropped back...

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