Movin’ through the mud
Movin’ through the mud

Movin’ through the mud

The Antioch cross country team raced through Mother Nature’s aftermath.

On Tuesday, September 19, the Sequoit cross country team departed to the Bulldog Athletic Complex to take on the Grant Bulldogs and Wauconda Bulldogs for a triangular meet.

Throughout the whole day, rain was pouring down, making the course very wet and muddy. Despite the conditions, the race went on.

With the meet only being triangular (as opposed to an invite), Head Coach Christopher Bailey had the Sequoits treating the meet more like a workout. Each runner was told to run 30-45 seconds slower per mile, resulting in a final time a minute and a half to two minutes slower than their typical race pace.

By the time the race rolled around, the conditions were slightly better than they were earlier in the day. The girls team took the course first and did not disappoint. Even though it was just a workout, the girls placed first out of the three teams, being led by junior Rosie Gonzalez, who finished first overall. The girls placed four girls in the top seven, helping score 30 points, beating the next closest team by seven points.

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The gun went off for the boys not long after, sending them into the muddy woods. The team went into this race with a lighthearted mentality, joking around and even rocking eye black to pretend to have a fierce side to them.

Sophomore Carson Lanners led the way for the boys, helping them place second out of the three teams. The whole race all three teams were mingling with each other, trying to make the most out of it. In cross country, all of the teams typically get along and are supportive of others. The sport has a lot of kind individuals, so racing and chatting with other teams is quite enjoyable for the athletes.

With the weekend off, the Sequoits plan to rest up and prepare for their next big race. Antioch will host the annual Harland Invite on Saturday, September 30, at Fox River Park in Wisconsin. Make sure to come support your Sequoits on senior day.

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Carter Webb
Carter Webb, Sports Digital Director
Carter Webb is a senior and this is his third year on the Tom Tom staff.  Some of his hobbies are hiking, playing sports, watching movies, and painting. Webb is absolutely terrified of fish and is also scared of public speaking. He enjoys spending time with friends and making valuable memories.

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