The Camas High School cross country teams are embracing the definition of teamwork.
“For the team, I would go through any amount of pain just so we can succeed,” said junior Andrew Duffy. “So would any one else.”
It’s the reason both teams will compete together at the 3A state championship meet Saturday, on the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. The girls race first at 12:30 p.m., followed by the boys at 2 p.m.
“I can’t believe we are already at this point in the season. It flew by really fast,” said senior Austen Reiter. “I’m looking forward to this weekend a lot. I just want to see everybody run really hard, come through the finish line and be so exhausted and so proud of what we accomplished.”
The Papermakers have accomplished so much on the trails together this fall. In an encore performance from the week before, both Camas teams brought home bi-district championship trophies from the Westside Classic Saturday, at American Lake in Tacoma.
“It’s one of the greatest feelings you can have in cross country,” said junior Tucker Boyd. “Both sides competed well and ended up winning.”