This past Saturday, the Clinton Maroons cross country team competed in the Olympia Regional and their co-head coach is very proud of the adversity they overcame and the team is celebrating an individual's advancement to sectionals.
Rachel Anderson-Lyons says this started with the week of their Regional competition the shift to remote learning which negated their opportunities to practice together.
According to Anderson-Lyons, practices went virtual, explaining they sent the kids their workouts and then they executed those and reported the results. Their pre-race strategy meeting over Zoom featured a friendly face as well.
COVID restrictions at regionals made for a longer than normal competitive day. Coach Anderson-Lyons indicates Ethan Black will advance out of Regionals and move on to Sectionals this weekend.
In total, six runners were unable to compete at Regionals due to COVID quarantine. Anderson-Lyons notes they were without their top girls runner along with their no. 6-8 girls runners, along with their no. 3 and no. 5 boys runners. She points out they were unable to field a full girls team on Saturday.