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22 March 2019

We Can Go The Distance

We Can Go The Distance
The Fremont girl’s varsity team celebrating their win (3rd place) , at Herriman’s grueling course. Photo Cred: Bev Terry (Alexis Terry, Shaylee Higley, Ryann Combe, Miranda Peterson, Bailey Winter, Jerra Fowers)

By: Jerra Fowers


Heart pumping, lungs burning, calves on fire, and a mile left to go. But there’s no giving up for this race- Fremont’s cross country is in it for the win. The team is having an amazing season this year, placing in almost all of their races as a team. With region now here, their many hill workouts could mean the difference between making state.

 How does a cross country team earn points or win a meet? Each runner in the the 5k race counts as one point. The objective is to have the least amount of points as a team. As one runner passes another, they take off more and more points for their team.

 The girls team is making their scores smaller and smaller each time, even improving personal times. They have set countless state records years ago, but haven’t won them recently. As a team, they are putting themselves in line for another state championship, and living the legacy once again.

”We are doing so well because we are closer as a team,” stated Miranda Peterson, a varsity runner on the team. “We are all one big family.”

 While watching the girls and boys run, you will notice them “pack it up,” meaning that all of them are running at the same pace, never leaving each other behind.

 “I think we have gotten better because we are starting to close gaps between each other, and working together,” said Joziah Billings, one of the boys captains.

“Hard work and dedication, that’s all I have to say,” stated Ethan Shaefer, another runner on the team.

 The cross country team works extremely hard each day to chase down goals they never thought were imaginable. If you know a runner from this amazing team, give them a pat on the back.


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About the Author

My name is Jerra Fowers. I am a very adventurous, free spirited child. I love life. My wardrobe mainly consists of basketball shorts, nike socks, and tennis shoes and I only dress up when I have to. I live out in the sticks, in a city we like to call Hooper, about a half an hour away from the school. On our 100 acre farm, and spend my summers hauling hay. My family was one of the first families to come to Utah, so summers consist of farming and family history. Because of this, I love genealogy and being able to keep records for the generations after me. I love to write because it allows me to express myself in a way that no one else can copy, I can create something that may make someone’s day a little brighter. I have a personal blog where I write my life stories down, its there when people need a little positive to their day. My favorite people in the whole world would have to be my family, I have one older sister,a younger set of twins, and a set of wonderful parents. We travel everywhere together from Mexico, The Bahamas, and the West Coast. We spend most weekends closer to home camping, boating, and four-wheeling. I also have a very big passion for running. I run on the Cross Country (I am a captain) and Track team for Fremont and I cherish every minute of it.

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