Sibling Love

Sports are naturally competitive; add a sibling rivalry into it, and it's a whole different game.


Valerie Rosek

The Lane siblings push each other constantly and do whatever it takes to be successful in cross country.

The Antioch Community High School cross country team values relationships. However, sibling bonds can help make the team better. 


My brother is one of my biggest role models because he is always motivated and wants to be the best athlete and student he can be,” freshmen Addison Lane said. “[He] is the one that got me into running because I wanted to be just like him and succeed in something.”


Lane’s biggest influence is her older brother, senior Owen Lane. He always pushes her to do better and is always by her side. Not only that, but A. Lane strives to be like her older brother because she sees him as a good student-athlete. By having a sibling on the team, it can make the team much stronger than it appears. 


“I think there is a mutual push and pull of siblings working together and motivating the other to do the best in everything that they do,” O. Lane said. “When one sibling excels, the other sibling’s desire to succeed only increases creating this positive competition.”


By having siblings on a team, they want to get better because they are in constant competition with each other. With a brother and sister on the same team, they may never settle due to the will to beat their sibling. 


According to STLToday, having a little competition every now and then won’t hurt; it helps athletes push beyond their limits.


By having the drive of a sibling duo, the ACHS cross country team may have more strengths and power to help them exel later this season.