Slowly, methodically, the Staples High School boys cross country team has won increasingly important championships.
Okay, not slowly. Very, very quickly.
First came the FCIAC (league) title. Then the state LL (extra large schools) crown. After that: the state open, New Englands, and a close 2nd place finish at the Northeast regionals.
Tomorrow the squad chases the biggest prize of all. The Wreckers are in Portland, Oregon, where they will run in the Nike Cross Nationals. The event brings together the top 2 teams from every region in the US.
Cross country is not a huge spectator sport. But it’s a great one.
If you’ve got time tomorrow (Saturday, December 3, 2:35 p.m.), you can enjoy a live webcast of the race. Just click here.
And don’t worry about spending a lot of time watching. The Staples cross country team will cover the course — as usual — very, very quickly.