Team unity leads to success at state

Although cross country is deemed by many to be an “individual sport,” Marian’s cross country team shows otherwise. Senior Katie Williams named two important aspects of a team—trust and respect—when she addressed the school in regard to the state cross country meet. The cross country team is one of the best examples of teamwork as a result of those two components here at Marian. Multiple teammates showed up (with a sign and a cookie cake) to cheer on their teammates who ran in the state competition in Kearney.


Pre-race embrace Before the race, Claire Janecek ’17 holds her arms open to embrace her teammate. Anna Mikulicz ’18, Lauren Philips ’19, Carolyn Griffin ’19, and Abigail McGill ’19, came to suppot their teammate. nataliekemler

“It’s important for me to support my team because we are all teammates and it wouldn’t really be fair for them to make State and then have no one there to cheer for them. It’s just nice to support our teammates because they supported us,” junior Anna Mikulicz, one of the teammates who attended the state meet, said.

Marian runners who competed in State were freshmen Tatum Lundgren and Brooke Wigdahl, sophomores Sarah Anderson, Emma Boever and Katherine Pelton, and seniors Katie Williams and Claire Janecek. Overall, Marian placed eighth out of 12 teams in the 2016 Girls Class A State Cross Country Meet.


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