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By Pierre Bibbs
Sports Editor 

Whitewater X Country 2020

Hanley and Cummings sisters ready to roll

 

September 9, 2020

The 2020 Whitewater Penguins Cross Country Team. Pictured left to right are Ava Hanley, Hannah Hanley, Coach Carly Hammond, Kelsee Cummings, and Kendra Cummings. Photo by Heidi Cummings.

The Whitewater Penguins Cross Country team welcomes a new head coach this season and prior to their first meet, she hadn't been to a cross country meet.

Still, Coach Carly Hammond, a teacher at Whitewater Schools, has the tools and running experience to lead the team in the sport. Hammond has run races around the state in events as long as a half-marathon. Coach Hammond hopes that her love for running will encourage the Penguins to love the sport.

"I've got such a great group of girls to work with this year," Coach Hammond said. "They are so encouraging to each other and have such positive...



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