Cross Country - Girls Varsity
|Date:||November 3, 2012|
The Bears traveled to Williston to compete against five other schools on Saturday, November 3. Of the seven ladies that ran, five of them obtained personal records for the season - even in blistery conditions. Tara Blundell ’14 placed second out of 70 girls! Running an average speed of 6:06 per mile, Tara was only ten seconds away from first place. Scoring big points for Berkshire were Olivia Silverman ’15 and Julia Slyer ’14 who both ran sub-seven minute miles and obtained their best times of the season. Just seconds behind them was Karolin Kreke ’13. In only six weeks, Karolin has improved her time by almost a minute per mile. That’s impressive! Also running with great conviction and making the team proud were Juliet Duplessie ’16, Francesca Ghi ’14, and Kennedy Alvarez ’14. The girls were inspired by the writing on their hands. Before the race, it is routine for the girls to remember that this is not an individual sport. They go through the pain and suffering of difficult competitions and practices together. For this, the girls routinely write the name of a teammate (for whom they would be running) on their hands. This time, however, the girls also drew a red heart on their hands symbolizing all the girls around the world that are struggling through horrid conditions, unspeakable abuse, and who lack the same opportunities. It is for these girls, that the team dedicated their run, resulting in their best of the season.
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Williston 27 – Berkshire 30