Gallery: Cross country practice

Runners push themselves to their limits during cross country practice last week in preparation for a weekend meet

Runners from the cross country team practice at Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake on September 15.

Eli Frommes, Staff Writer

On Thursday after school, the cross country team practiced at Veteran Acres in Crystal Lake for a high-quality workout. 

The workout was held by, McHenry Middle School teacher Kevin Horst and Parkland Elementary School teacher Kristen Ostberg, both of whom coach the MCHS cross country team.

Cross country practice is held every day after school at MCHS and sometimes on Saturdays. The  team has meets Saturdays or Tuesdays during the fall season.

Junior Skyler Balzer says, “We have workouts 2-3 times a week where we do race pace work or tempo runs, and then easy runs on the days in-between for recovery.”