Published with permission of the Indian Lore m article by: Ariel Cash
The Chattooga County cross country season has officially begun. The team will be running a 5k road race on Saturday September 18th to begin the year. The team consists of Troy Christopher who is a senior this year. Troy ran cross country his freshman year and temporarily quit running for cross country until his senior year. Kalei McNair is a sophomore running cross country for her first year. Kalei ran track in middle school and continued in high school. She is now taking her running to the next level by joining the cross country team. Chase Bowman is a sophomore, and is running cross country for the first time this year. Chase played soccer his freshman year as a striker. The Cross country team is coached by Renee Beasley. Coach Beasley has coached for 15 years in cross country and track and field. Coach Beasley has a great passion for running. She just recently ran in Utah, making that run her 33rd state she has competed in to reach her goal in running a marathon in each of the fifty states.
Over the weekend, the Cross Country Team ran in the Go Green for Grayson 5k/10k/1 mile fun run in Centre AL. Troy Christopher placed 3rd male overall. Kalei McNair placed 1st in her age group. After the race, Kalei McNair stated, “As long as I continue to make progress each day, it will add up to big results. I just hope the team can keep the momentum up and have a great season.” Chase Bowman placed 2nd in his age group. Chase Bowman stated, “This being my first race, I was nervous going into it. After I got my results, I was so excited and can’t wait for the next race.” Coach Renee Bealsey also ran in the race; she placed 2nd overall female.