Manatee, Sarasota, and Charlotte county schools tackled one of the tougher courses in the state at the Tri-County Championships. Normally in Florida if you want to run on an incline you are to find a bridge, but in Sarasota the Celery Fields contain a hill that has multiple steep, short climbs. Teams managed to get their run in as the earth was in the midst of creating a rare phenomena; a partial solar eclipse.
The 2014 cross country season is upon us with much excitement and anticipation. The runners in southwest Florida were welcomed to one of the toughest courses in the state of Florida along with hot, humid conditions that is traditional for September. Estero’s coach, Jeff Sommer, prides himself on running a first class meet and making the Estero Community Park “one of hell of a course.” Runners are greeted with climbing a hill twice and the famous sand pit that they have to navigate twice as well.