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ance is not going to respond well, but one thing you can control is just giving one hundred percent effort every day and that’s a mental thing so that’s something we try and focus on a lot and try to teach.” Under Riggs’ direction, training has also started earlier than in the past. It used to be that training would start the same week as classes but Riggs has taken advantage of a rule that allows training to begin the first week of August. The goal with the schedule change is simple, to get in more training. This extra training seems to be paying off for the Blue Dragons. “So two of our girls have really just had a stellar season so far, Maggie Lambert who is a freshman from Smokey Valley, and Hannah Heidebrecht who is a sophomore transfer from Minnesota. Both of those women ran 9th fastest times in school history so that’s a pretty big deal and we are proud of them,” Riggs said. “On the guys’ side the best thing, and if anybody knows cross country it’s really a team sport, they just run so well as a team and they really want to be good and it is a thing of beauty to see guys just running it close together. They were all within a minute of each other at the Ft. Hays meet. At Sterling I think our top runner was only spread out 30 seconds of each other and that’s like a thing of beauty. So really just the team effort on the guys’ side and the kind of team we have.”

2016 Cross Country Results Terrry Masterson Twilight Hutchinson Women - 7th Men - 5th

OSU Cowboy Jamboree Stillwater, Okla. Women - 18th Men - 13th

Ollie Isom Invite El Dorado Women - 6th Men - 4th

Warrior Fest Sterling College

Fort Hays State University Invitational: Victoria

Lindsay Sowersby, Mulvane, runs during the Sterling College Warrior Fest Invitational. She finished in 14th place with a run time of 21:22 at the meet. Allie Schweizer

Women - 11th Men - 8th

Women - 2nd Men - 1st Victor Pedraza - Men’s Individual Champion

Results as of Oct. 27, 2016

CROSS COUNTRY

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Dragon's Tale - Fall 2016 Issue