by Noble Traweek
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, Cross Country has managed to stay active. The team is taking all possible precautions; including masks and social distancing during both practices and meets. The High School team has run a total of 3 races so far, two in Colorado and one in Utah. The team has many returning runners such as; Anaya Martinez, who is running for her last year as a senior, Michael Brafford who is a sophomore in his second year of running highschool varsity, Daniel Vandiver who has been running for 2 years and is a junior, Freshman Dylan Koskie is also a top runner with this being his first year of running. Races have also been working differently to follow precautions of Covid. There is a five runner limit at the races this year, only 5 girls and 5 boys can run in a race. During the race there are waves of runners that are usually set 2 minutes apart from the first wave of runners, When the race begins masks are required to stay on until the
Boys and Girls competed at the Pagosa Springs Cross Country meet on Friday. The course was tough, as most of it was uphill, but Dolores still showed heart as many of the boys even fell while running on the course. Nobody gave up and we are proud of how we represented Dolores at the meet. Michael Brafford came in 10th, Anaya Martinez came in 30th, Dylan Koskie came in 32nd, and Tim Wyman came in 34th. Dolores Placed 7th at the meet.
This week’s meet took place in Blanding Utah. Boys were at the starting line first and girls went only 5 minutes after. Michael Brafferord came in eighth, Dylan Koskie 21st, Tim Wyam 30th, and Daniel Vandever 32nd. For girls Noble Traweek came in 17th and Piper Singleton 22nd.The course had some hills and many rocks but still competed well in the race.