Sarah Switalski: Running in the Hills

posted Nov 9, 2017, 7:08 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Ashleigh Dillon

Image result for cross country     Fall sports have come to an end. It’s time for our fall athletes to look back on their season and reflect. One of those athletes included Sarah Switalski, junior cross-country runner.

    Cross-country is one of the fall sports PHS offers. Cross-country is when teams and individuals race on an open-air courses out in the forest or fields with natural obstacles.

    Switalski started cross-country in her freshman year. The reason why she chose cross-country is because she wanted to do a sport and PHS doesn’t offer a girls soccer team.

    Her fastest time is 26:28 minutes and her highest placing is 19th. Now, next year is Switalski’s senior year. Her goal is to finish a race with 24 minutes or less. But, she doesn’t fully know if she will join her college’s cross-country team yet.

    Switalski’s biggest supporter and her inspiration is the team itself. Her motivation comes from not wanting to let the team down.

    Her training schedule takes place over the summer and 6 days a week once the season starts. Switalski takes a break from training once the season is over.

    “It’s a lot of work but the payoff and team atmosphere are more than worth it,” Switalski advises.

    If you want to learn more about cross-country, ask Mrs. Becker at the attendance booth or ask any cross-country runners like Switalski, Cedara Franklin, Nick Palmer, or Brady Hooks.

Edited by: MR

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