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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Malta Cross Country 2019

M-ettes return five and welcome two

 

September 4, 2019

Lynne's Line Photography

The 2019 Malta M-ettes Cross Country Team. Back row left to right: Coach Thea Solberg, Leslie Young, Danie Rhodes, Jillian O'Brien, Nikki Nicholson, Izzie Hallenberg (kneeling), Kirsta Meisdalen, Kaycee Bond, and Coach Fallon Handley.

The numbers are down for the Malta M-ette Cross Country team as they graduated five seniors last season and welcomed two new runners to the team.

In all, Malta has seven runners, three less than last year's total of 10.

"Sometimes a smaller group is kind of nice and intimate," Malta M-ette Head Coach Thea Solberg said. "You can really focus on each runner to help them out if they have a goal of wanting to run faster, you can push them harder."

She went on to say that in larger groups sometimes runners in the middle of the pack are pushed less and thus their performance can be compromised.

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