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Triathlons help South athletes crosstrain

Srija Chatterjea-Sen, Staff Writer

March 12, 2014

Filed under Cross Country and Track, Sports, Swimming

“I love triathlons because beyond the awesome training you get, you make friends and I can’t find any cons with that!” said sophomore Katie Mae Kaelin, eager to promote triathlons at South. Triathlons are more than just an excellent...

Lack of regulation track proves challenging for track and field team

Gabe Bethke, Staff Writer

April 20, 2012

Filed under Cross Country and Track, Sports

"The track is definitely wack," said junior Clara Schultz, "I mean, there are some serious notebook-sized holes where you can straight up see the cement. That can’t be very good for runners." At a size that does not comply with...

Both physical and mental ability contribute to natural athleticism

Etta Harkness Bartholdi, Staff Writer

February 14, 2012

Filed under Cross Country and Track, Skiing, Sports

Physical ability, mental endurance, and the love of your sport are the essential parts of being a successful athlete.  Natural athleticism is not just being built for a sport; you also have to have the mental drive and determination...

Senior Sally Donovan wins races, inspires team members

Amin Amin, Staff writer

December 22, 2011

Filed under Cross Country and Track, Skiing, Sports

As senior Sally Donovan steps to the line to start a race or gets ready to begin a soccer game, she is calm and relaxed. Donovan is a natural athlete, who was born to compete, and always wants to give it her all for that win....

Shin splints don’t keep South runner from state

Grace Gessner, Staff writer

October 29, 2011

Filed under Cross Country and Track, Sports

Cross country runner senior Sally Donovan made state this year running coming in third while running with shin splints. Last spring she had shin splints as well, and it kept her from training during the summer. She now knows...

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