Cross Country Runners see the light at the end of the tunnel


Rylee Martin, Feature Editor

With only one league meet left, regionals and states are coming up quickly. From the beginning of September to now, the runners have been hard at work trying to PR and constantly improve times each week. Logan Gullett (23) has had an amazing year so far and is continuing to strive for greatness. In Gullett’s last meet he ran a 15:34 which is a personal best for Gullett and his career. Gullett said, “ There were a lot of 4A and 5A schools in the meet and it was definitely more competitive, so I think that is what made me run faster.” Gullett shaved 30 seconds off of his previous best time which is a huge amount of time to cut off. With state right around the corner, the Reds are hoping for a few runners to qualify at regionals and represent. Head coach Jaryn Guerra said, “ My goal for the rest of the season is for every athlete to execute at regionals, whether that means running a PR or placing top 15 to qualify for state… Once we get to state, the goal is always to outperform our rank. This year I really believe Andie can get top-five and Logan can win the whole thing .” Coach Guerra is back to coaching the cross country team, and will be returning back to the classroom soon, but is also staying busy with her son, Atlas. Trying to balance the struggles of being a new mom and coaching her team, Guerra has managed to train her athletes with all of the stresses in her life. Cross country is a very unique sport in itself and trying to plan practices around having a new baby is quite the challenge. Guerra said, “Obviously I miss my baby when I’m at practice and meets, but I love my cross country kids and I love coaching. I am really thankful to be part of the school community during my time away”. As the season is wrapping up the runners are intensely preparing in practice each day. Regionals are on October 22 and are being hosted at Monfort Park in Greeley at 3:35.