By Caroleine James
Wrangell Sentinel 

New middle school cross country team prepares for first season


August 30, 2023

A new generation of runners is preparing to follow in the footsteps of Wrangell High School’s state championship-winning cross country team. For the first time this fall, a middle school team will lace up their sneakers and get ready to race.

Laura Davies, a teacher at Stikine Middle School, is organizing and coaching the program. She hopes that it will support the existing high school team by improving young runners’ endurance and preparing them to race at the regional level once they become freshmen.

“If you look long-term, we have a high school champion team,” she said. By starting runners...

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