The Lance and Shield
Cross Country- Loyalsock's Newest SportFriday, September 23, 2011 By Jackie Schaefer
Cross Country: a sport in which runners race across natural terrain instead of a track or pavement. This is Loyalsock Township High School’s newest sport. Tina Remsnyder, the middle school girl’s gym teacher, is the advisor of the new activity that consists of 8 girls. This is an exciting thing for Loyalsock. Although only five out of ten kids at Loyalsock said they might participate in the future, it is popular in other, neighboring schools. They include Montoursville, Williamsport, Jersey Shore, Shikellamy, Lewisburg, and many others. This is like track, but very different. Although they both include running, track has more than one event; which includes running, jumping, and throwing. Why start a new sport? This specific activity would be like no other sport in high school. Unlike Basketball or soccer, you are more likely to keep running after high school and college. “Cross country promotes lifelong fitness” say Mrs. Remsnyder, the advisor. On September 20 th , 2011, the girls competed in their third meet in Midwest. Lexy Henninger, a member of the junior class and also a member of the Loyalsock Track team, received third place. “I am most looking forward to improving my times at each meet and doing well at districts” said Henninger. Hopefully she and the rest of the team will continue to do well this year. Sarah Miller, also a junior and member of the track team, participated in the event. “I look forward to improving my times and hope that cross country will continue in the following years at Loyalsock”. Although this is cross country’s first year, many think the sport will bring success to the new athletes. Others may start to ask questions. What will be the future of Loyalsock’s Athletics? Who knows what new sports will be starting in the continuing years at Loyalsock Township High School.