Not surprisingly, Peter still runs. He takes his role of Go Far poster child super seriously. Even Kate, his book-powered sister has discovered the wonderful community of CRHS running. She loves the experience. Cross Country at Strong School begins Monday. For a boy who has worn out more sneakers than you can imagine, Pete is so excited to finally be part of an official school team. After all, he's been preparing for a while now. He's ready to put the strong in Strong along side his teammates. For myself, what is so special about this upcoming team at Strong is that it will be the first class of students who have had a running program available to them since they were virtually toddlers. Those who have run Go Far over the years already understand the enthusiasm and love associated with the sport. They know they'll never sit idle as a member of this team. They know they have value because the adults in their lives are invested in them. They have already unknowingly been part of a team for 6 years and will bring their experience and base as athletes to the next level. To this new team, they will bring with them the integrity, perseverance and sportsmanship that Go Far demands.
So this is the call to all of our Go Far runners from over the years to lace up those sneakers. You're ready to be the new stars of Coginchaug's storied running history. Rather than earning little charms, know that a state championship is a reward within you're capabilities if you stick together and grow the upper school program. A good team is born with not only the fastest of runners, but also the more recreational runners that enhance everyone's experience. I dare all of you to let those running legs guide you through the many challenges of middle and high school. You won't be disappointed. I am very excited to cheer you on as you reach your goals!
From you're dedicated running momma , Mrs. Schulten