Hoeme continues to push herself, and teammates, to get better.
The Pratt Greenback Cross Country saw great improvements with many personal records at the Goddard meet on Thursday, September. 26. Senior Raul Orozco placed 6th in the boys race, and junior Sian Helfrich placed 6th in the girls race. Sophomore Addie Hoeme took home the gold in the girls varsity race.
Despite this being a dreaded course by the team because of a challenging hill at the end, they enjoyed the day and were able to set many personal records. As the year has progressed, Hoeme said the team has wanted more and more to place at state.
“My goal this year coming into the season is to not only to quality individually to state but to qualify as a team to state,” Hoeme said.
As a high-placer at every meet, she has continued to push for improvement.
“I have seen improvement in myself this season because I am pushing myself each day at practice to get better,” said Hoeme.
Having a full girls team has been one of the highlights of Hoeme’s season.
“My favorite part about this season is having a full girls team and being able to run as a team,” Hoeme said.
Returning varsity runner Shawndra Bare says the team has been working full speed this season to reach their goal.
“The pace this season has been incredibly fast,” Bare said. “Everyone has been doing well and I think that everyone is only going to get better from here.”
Along with Hoeme, she has seen growth in herself this season.
“I’ve been becoming more confident with every practice and race,” Bare said. “I’m getting stronger as the season goes on and I’m hoping that I’ll be able to set a personal record this year.
She has enjoyed bonding with her team this year, especially over team dinners.
“My favorite part of the season have been the team dinners. The team has the chance to be together and eat good food,” said Bare.
Pratt will host a cross country invitational on Thursday, Oct. 3.