Matching each other stride for stride
Local cross country teams prepare for national invitationals
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Sean Eustis and Isaac Stinchfield were true captains Thursday.
Matching each other stride for stride, Eustis grabbed first place with a time of 17 minutes, 22 seconds, and Stinchfield snagged second place in 17:23. After an exhausting race around Round Lake in Camas, the two Washougal High School seniors backtracked the course and pushed their teammates to the finish line.
"Your lungs are on fire and your legs are like lead, but you got to keep kicking," Eustis said. "We've all been through pain. When it knocks you down, can you keep going?"
"It doesn't matter if we're one and two, it's those third, fourth and fifth places that matter the most," Stinchfield added. "The more we can get these guys to stick with us, the more points we can score as a team."