Clinton opens cross country course


By Ryan Carter - Sports Writer



Runners start the race on Thursday afternoon for the official opening of the new on-campus cross country course at Clinton High School.


School administrators, coaches and runners look on as Lowes Home Improvement employees cut the ribbon to officially open the new cross country course at Clinton High School.


Clinton High School opened their cross country course on Thursday afternoon, giving the school an on-campus facility for the first time in eight years.School administrators, coaches and players gathered at the start line to make speeches and cut the ribbon before the Four County Teams Conference started their meet on the beautiful afternoon.

The school partnered with Lowes Home Improvement to build a course that winds across the campus through the wooded areas providing a great venue for runners to compete. Lowes generously provided materials and manpower to help construct bridges on the course and parents, students and staff pitched in to help make the course a reality.

Clinton girls’ cross country coach Rhonda Davis commented before the ribbon cutting, saying, “We are so happy to have this facility. It is the first time in eight years we have had a facilty on our campus. It is a real advantage to our program to be able to practice and compete without leaving the school.”

After the ribbon was cut, the runners toed the start line as Clinton City Schools Superintendent Stuart Blount raised the starters pistol. Blount fired a shot and the runners fired out to christen the new course as their proud parents and administrators watched them disappear.

Everyone in the Clinton community present seemed very excited with the new course, and pleased that the Dark Horse cross-country team finally has a spot to run on-campus.

By Ryan Carter

Sports Writer

Runners start the race on Thursday afternoon for the official opening of the new on-campus cross country course at Clinton High School.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0055.jpgRunners start the race on Thursday afternoon for the official opening of the new on-campus cross country course at Clinton High School.

School administrators, coaches and runners look on as Lowes Home Improvement employees cut the ribbon to officially open the new cross country course at Clinton High School.
http://clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_DSC_0026.jpgSchool administrators, coaches and runners look on as Lowes Home Improvement employees cut the ribbon to officially open the new cross country course at Clinton High School.
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