The Cape Central girls cross country team is looking for more numbers to help the team continue to make improvements in 2020. Losing just one letter-winner from last year’s squad, head coach Logan Bollinger has high hopes for this year’s team.
After losing Macee Hoskins (16th place at SEMO North meet) to graduation, Bollinger will look to young runners to help take the Tigers up another notch this season.
“Lindsey Caldwell was one of our top varsity runners last year,” Bollinger noted. “She has been logging miles this summer to prep for the season. Her drive and determination are contagious, and I look forward to seeing her become a leader on our team.” Caldwell was just a freshman last season and finished in 13th place at the conference meet, running a season best time of 21:59.96.
On the other end of the spectrum, Bollinger states that a newcomer could have a big impact as well. “Freshman Mya Gibson had an impressive cross country experience in junior high, and we look forward to seeing her on our team at CHS,” the head coach said. “She has a solid work ethic, and has been working this summer to prepare for her first year at CHS.” Coach Bollinger also commented that he expects to see several new freshman faces ready to start their cross country careers.
To help those rookie high school runners learn the ropes, Coach Bollinger has plenty of experienced athletes to help with the transition. “Hard work is our strength,” he commented. “Our experienced runners lead by example to show that hard work can show you your full potential.”
The team begins competition on Saturday, August 29 at the Jackson Invitational. The complete schedule can be found here: Central (Cape Girardeau) 2020 Cross Country Schedule