Conway High cross country teams are finding success in a year of transition for the program.
Coach Lisa Worlow has served as a coach on Conway’s volleyball staff and an assistant on cross country before serving in her first year as the coach.
However, she doesn’t refer to the program being rebuilt, rather being built with her spin on the team.
“One coach here retired and another moved off, but a lot of the kids are here from last year,” she said. “We only lost one or two kids from last year. I don’t want to take anything away from the previous coaches or say it’s a rebuilding year.”
While some teams have the luxury of running as many people as they choose, the Conway senior girls has just over a handful of girls to run.
Despite this, the team has won several of the seven events this season.
“There are only seven girls on the senior high team, so for them to do as well as they are is a great accomplishment,” she said. “We’re very blessed to have these girls.”
In cross country meets, the top five runners’ times from each team are given a score and added together for the standings.
In contrast to the senior girls, Worlow said the junior boys have about 20 runners, and have won every meet they have participated in.
The junior boys have won all seven meets they have been a part of this season, backed by Cade Swindle, who has finished high in each race.
“The junior boys are doing great,” she said. “They are beating teams by a wide margin.”
The Wampus Cat Invitational on Oct. 15 at Beaverfork Lake was the last meet the teams participated in where the junior boys finishe... Click here to read full article
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