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Cross Country Team Kicks Off Fall Season!

The cross country team kicked off their racing season last Saturday, August 27th with the annual Coyote Chase Race and Fundrasier. This year’s race saw fast times and over 200 participants. Isaac Green took home the win for the boys and Hailey Leader won the girl’s race.

The cross country team has been training since June with their eye on bringing home hardware at the State and Nike Southwest Regional meets. The summer training included a trip to Leadville, Colorado to bond and experience quality workouts at high elevation.

On the girl’s side, seniors Holly Bent, Audrey Lookner, and Sam Wexler look to close out their careers at Monarch with wild success. Juniors Hailey Leader, Liz Hogan, Libby Moore, and Abby Hein as well as sophomore, Brooke Forsythe, and freshman, Anna Wexler, will also be key factors in that success.

On the boy’s side, reigning state champion and senior, Isaac Green, looks to defend his title and lead his team to success. The boy’s team is also full of seniors looking to cap off their Monarch careers with a HUGE team success. Zach Litoff, Greg Hibl, Declan Stone-Murphy, and Brandon Wallace are all seniors in search of a great last season. Charlie Perry, Will Dixon, and Paxton Hansburg will also be important components of the team’s success.

It looks to be another great year for the Coyote runners!

Samantha Wexler

Mohi XC Runner and Reporter