Being able to compete is always a blessing for Rachel Anderson-Lyons and Leanne Sosamon, who are co-head coaches of the Clinton High School cross country team, but that couldn't be any more true this year.
Sosamon says they are viewing this season operating under a pandemic as a blessing as many other athletes at Clinton High School are watching their competition seasons be pushed to the spring with even uncertainty surrounding them.
Earlier this month, the IHSA expanded the postseason for cross country and golf, something Sosamon says kind of flew under the radar. She says that is another blessing they will be able to experience this year.
Sosamon and Anderson-Lyons, who coach both the boys and girls squads, say their girl's team numbers are almost double this year and the boy's team saw a couple of football players come out for cross country as they could not compete competitively this fall.