Yesterday afternoon it was announced Clinton High School would be going to remote learning due to a small COVID outbreak and the number of students impacted due to contact tracing.
The impacts of that though are being felt beyond the classroom. The Clinton Maroons cross country team heads to Regionals this Saturday to take on Olympia. Co-head coach Rachel Anderson-Lyons indicates they will be without a couple of top runners, something they are not unfamiliar with.
According to Coach Anderson-Lyons, Clare Holland used that as motivation and credits her for training very hard on her own and keeping close tabs on her results. They will also be without a senior who will miss what could be the final race of his senior season.
Holland explains her experience practicing by herself was difficult but she says the hard work paid off for her.
The Maroons will head to Olympia for the Regional this Saturday. Because there is no state meet, Coach Anderson-Lyons indicates the IHSA tightened up the thresholds to advance to the sectional meet.