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  • Essay On Cross Country Running

    Cross country running is a team or individuals running sport which may consist on running through grass, wooded uphill and downhill areas and sometimes gravel roads. This is a sport men or women of all ages can participate in year round. Many cross runners become involved in the sport during their high school years and continue doing it as a way to stay fit over the years. Cross county running has been around since the beginning of time it was referred to as “hare and hound” or “the paper chase” a game that started in England in the 19th Century. Originally, there was two sets of groups and the first group would run through a trail laying pieces of paper as a marker and the second group would run the same trail trying to follow the pieces…

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  • How Cross Country Changed My Life

    As the legendary Olympian Jesse Owens once said, “Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust”. This was the quote that the seniors chose for the Cross Country teams t-shirt this year. The senior leaders chose this quote specifically to show how the sport isn’t just about winning, it's about the team. This year the seniors decided to show the younger kids just how the team was always supposed to be. They instilled new activities and more importantly they implemented more team building…

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  • Morality And Character Development In Sports Analysis

    During his first two years as head coach of the cross country program, my coach received no pay or reimbursement. In fact, he lost money during those two years. Furthermore, he donated a lot of time to the program. He spent two or more hours a day with us, after teaching for eight hours. Then, Coach would spend hundreds of hours organizing and running fundraisers to keep cross country afloat. Moreover, Coach was an extremely hard worker. He was the cross country head coach, junior high head…

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  • Jim Korba Leadership Style

    One leader whom I admire the most is my old cross country and track coach, Jim Koterba. Mr. Koterba, I still call him that from first having him as a Social Studies teacher in middle school, had one of the most challenging jobs I could image from a leadership perspective. Most people think of business’s and corporations when they think of management, but many forget that those guiding our youth everyday are just as engaged in leadership than any corporate executive. I’ve been able to view Mr.…

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  • The Life Of Running

    fall in love with running and especially that I would be considered a valuable asset for the team. When I started in freshman year, the only reason I joined was because I heard that involvement during high school would make your college application stand out. I started out my freshman year slower than anyone, my average mile time would be 10 to 11 minutes which for any knowledgeable runner is considered a poor time for anyone who would like to become a varsity all-star. I improved greatly my…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Virtual All-Country Team

    started a cross country program at the school. Unfortunately, because of the low number of boys in the school and their overall lack of interest in competing, I was only able to initially begin a girls team. Leading the team was the daughter of the man who had originally informed me about the opening at the school. But, pleasantly what I soon found out was there was a virtual all-star team of girl runners at that school in grades six, seven, and eight which translated into immediate success.…

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  • The Importance Of Death In Three Weeks With My Brother

    moment which is similar to the way how the Clutters died during an unfortunate and unforeseen night when two murderers invaded their house. Therefore, an obstacle could potentially occur when an individual least expects it which could transform a person in a blink of a second.Conversely, some may claim that companionship is not necessarily needed in order to overcome an obstacle because self determination is solely potent enough for perseverance. Although perseverance within an individual may be…

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  • Essay On My First Day In School

    Last year was my first year associating with the sport field, I had move from California to Oklahoma. This was an enormous diversification, the countryside was peculiar to what North Hollywood California was. All in all it was more greener, smaller and I perceived that Durant Oklahoma was monumental on the cattle occupation. My first day of school was intimidating because I didn’t know anyone. I went to the office with my parents and I met Mr. Lowry, he helped me choose my classes, by explaining…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Cross-Country Race

    “Go Kylie go! Five hundred meters left! Give it all you got! Five hundred meters left!” screamed Coach Leaman as I ran past her on the last lap at the state cross country meet. That was the moment when I knew I could finish this race with a personal record. For five months, I had worked hard to qualify for state. When most kids were sleeping, I was running. When most kids were at the pool on hot summer days, I was running. It wasn’t just me though, I was on a team of nineteen fantastic girls…

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  • Running Argumentative Essay

    To many people running is a punishment, but to me it is the complete opposite. To me running is an escape from the world, something that saves me from drowning in the hectic world in which we live. I started running for sport when I was in third grade. The gym coach at my elementary school introduced me and a handful of other girls to a program called girls on the run, a program that trains young girls to run a 5K. I will never forget the feeling I felt at the end of that race. I felt so…

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