The New Town high school boys cross country team wins a state championship title for the seventh year in a row.
“It’s amazing to see that sort of feet you know accomplished, you know 7 in a row, 16 total state titles,” said athletic director Chuck Hunter.
That’s what was made possible by these cross country athletes as they took their 7th straight state title at the North Dakota High School Class B state finals on Saturday.
“We have a pretty good cross country program that’s been years of that,” said Hunter.
Among some of the athletes who made it to state is Robert White, a junior, and now one of the fastest cross country runners in the state.
“I got second in the state race,” said White.
His total time running a 5K. 16 minutes and 6 seconds.
“It’s pretty awesome to know that but there’s a part of you that wants to go faster,” said White.
he says he enjoys the running but also being around his team.
“Like working with them is pretty fun getting to see them everyday getting pushed every practice,” said White.
Just behind him Jaiven Hale placed third at the state race, his total time 16 minutes and 15 seconds to run 3 miles.
“It’s like probably one of the greatest feelings ever,” said Hale.
What’s the secret what do you guys put into your training?
“A lot of these guys they run on their own –out of season,” said Hunter.
and most of the time you’ll see them running throughout town.
“You’ll see them running from here across the bridge and putting in about 8 or 9 miles in the summer a day,” said Hunter.
“And then when it comes to the season we do more mileage and speed work,” said Hale.
But now all that hard work has paid off.
“It’s pretty great that all of us are doing this– like history –like no one has ever done this except for maybe one other school,” said White.
and they hope to continue the legacy for many years to come.