By Lainey Novacek Posted December 16, 2022
This year, the cross country team got two new coaches for their team, head coach Sergio Cabada and coach Larry Renteria, and they are only getting stronger.
“They supported each other, argued like brothers, and really pushed to make each other better,” said coach Renteria. “Whether it was coach Cabada pushing Ivan to run farther and faster or Keaton and Jace teasing each other about who was going to win the run that day, all the members of the team worked well and really left a mark on each practice and meet they attended so that we could improve each and every day.”
They attended nine different meets; senior Ivan Lara came out on top during the Sierra Lutheran Meet setting a new personal record for the venue of 18 minutes and 55 seconds and got second place in the Run the Rubies event. Lara attended regionals and state this year as the only cross country Lowry representative.
“This year I was the only runner on varsity meaning people looked up to me for motivation and I had the responsibility of leading the team this year,” said Lara. “As a senior, it is an honor to have a chance to represent Lowry for my last year here.”
While the cross country team is small, with only three runners: freshman Jace Fryendall, sophomore Keaton Kenison, and senior Ivan Lara, along with their manager, Lennox Zebroski, they were still able to show the competition what being a Buckaroo means.
“I think the season went very well this year,” said Zebroski. “A lot of us got new PRs (Personal records).”