Marshfield (OnFocus) – The Marshfield Girls Cross Country team is headed to state, and the Tigers are a squad that is grateful to be competing at state.
On Saturday, Marshfield will head to Arrowhead High School for the Division 1 Cross Country Meet. Tigers’ Head Coach Daniel Akin said the team’s positive attitude has been instrumental in Marshfield advancing to state.
“The kids’ attitude has been amazing this entire fall, they made the season what it was. They were glad to see their friends and meet new ones.”
The Tigers overcame safety restrictions on practicing with some creative planning, despite an incredibly large numbers of athletes on the team, Akin shared.
“They never all practiced at the same time. One group went from 330 to 500 and the other went from 400 until 530. This changed on a daily basis because we have a large team of almost 60 runners,” said Akin. “They appreciate having a season and how it was constructed. We didn’t even start practicing until September 1st in the Valley Conference, and I do want to acknowledge the fact that our conference made us feel very safe as we only conducted Dual Meets with other teams in our league throughout the regular season. Mr. Delaney(Nathan), our athletic director, was helpful in allowing us to practice on our campus at different times.”
“We enjoyed each day for what it brought us” – Marshfield Tigers Head Coach Daniel Akin
When the season began in September, no one knew how the fate of athletics might evolve. For Marshfield, the goal then was not to get to state, but to simply enjoy the season.
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