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New Coaches Take Charge of Cross-Country


Musselman’s cross-country team has kept a distinct consistency for the past few years, and with the arrival of the new coaches, Coach Reed and Coach Cortez, it has kept its pace. With a recent win over Berkeley County, we are hard pressed to find a flaw in the team. Despite its small size, the team is worth watching, especially with these two new coaches. Coach Reed has been passionate about running for years and years now.

“My running in high school and college is what drove me to be a coach,” says Coach Reed. Not only is he passionate about the sport, but also about the team.

“I just wanted to make a positive environment where the kids can just be themselves and just run. That passion is what drove me.” He has shown great work ethic while also bringing a positive environment to the team.

Ms Cortez is also a welcome arrival at the coaching position. She is a runner herself, having recently participated in a marathon. This helps her to understand those on the team.

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“I feel like being a runner who still competes gives me an edge as a coach for sure,” says Cortez. She also wants to focus on building the teams numbers.

“My goals for the future of this program is to build it and have a huge team.” With her addition, the team is a likely success.

To cross country runners in our school, the arrival of these coaches is a relief. The team is likely to have a bright future with the ambition, hard work, and adaptation that these coaches bring to the table.

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