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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Coaches work toward successful cross country season with new and returning runners

 

August 10, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

The Wrangell High School cross country team runs down the sidewalk along Church Street on a practice run around the Airport Loop last Thursday, while head coach Kayla Rooney paces the group on the street. From left: Ethan Blatchley, Ian Nelson, Lucas Schneider, Boomchain Loucks, Kyan Stead, Daniel Harrison and Mia Wiederspohn.

And they're off!

The Wrangell High School cross country practice began July 27, with many returning runners and a few new faces to race toward a successful season that started with a different training approach.

Head coach Kayla Rooney is returning for her third year to guide the team with the help of new assistant coach Mason Villarma. Both coaches have had success as runners in the past, with Rooney placing at the state level each year of her high school career and Villarma running from elementary school through college at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, placing ninth nationwid...



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