Cross country is a sport that takes a lot of dedication and determination. For two Broken Bow student athletes, Grace Porter and Landon Thweatt, they had a chance to compete this year and gain some valuable experience over the course of the season. For Thweatt, his goal was to qualify for the state meet, but unfortunately came up one place short. He knows though that with hard work and perseverance he will be back next year with a chance to qualify.
Grace Porter had a successful season as well. Porter said that her favorite memory from this season was competing at regionals. “The one moment that stood out to me was being able to compete at regionals where there were a lot of good runners,” Porter said. “Although it didn’t go as well as I expected I think we all set some good examples of what hard work can do.”
Both Thweatt and Porter appreciate the opportunities that cross country has provided them as they both started their running backgrounds in track and field. While they enjoy competing they also enjoy the opportunities they get when traveling to meets and building friendships with other runners and student-athletes. Thweatt said he was impressed by his teammate Jett’s 5K times and Porter said she appreciated the support from coaches and teachers in the community.
This spring look for Thweatt and Porter to compete again in track and field and train over the summer and be ready to hit the trails again next year for Broken Bow.