Cross-country Preview

Cross-County Preview: FCS runners Kick Off Season Aug. 24

Fellowship Christian School's cross-country season kicked off with practice on Aug. 1.

"Between our returning runners and our newcomers, we have the potential to build strong teams across the girls and boys teams for both JV and varsity," head coach Tom Harrison said. "We are looking forward to our matches and getting the season started. This season will provide each of our returning runners the opportunity to capitalize on the experiences and gains they made last season. That, combined with the talent received from our fresh newcomers, including some ninth graders brought forward from middle school, gives our teams a favorable competitive outlook."

Harrison expects his team to grow throughout the year as they have an eye towards the all-important post season Region meet.

"Every individual competitive effort this season will give each of our runners the opportunity to achieve personal gains, which have the potential to translate into positive outcomes for our teams, collectively," Harrison said.

The 2019 cross-country team has grown over the years, and Harrison says that growth "always brings great potential."

The veteran coach looks forward to another year with the FCS runners, who kick off the season at the Bob Blastow Early Bird Invitational held at McIntosh Nature Preserve in Whitesburg on Aug. 24 at 8 a.m.