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Cross Country Girls Bring Home State

Blessed Trinity Catholic High School has done it again! On Saturday, November 11, the Lady Titans cross country team took home the Class AAA State Championship for the second year in a row, adding the tenth state cup to the high school’s trophy case.  

“Kudos to the girls for training so hard,” said BT’s head girls’ cross county coach, Michele Coco. “All the mile repeats, all the 16 x 300 repeats, it really did pay off in the end. This was a great team to coach this year. They never complained! They ran in scorching heat, freezing cold and driving rain. Always finishing; always doing the workout; always giving 110%.”

 According to Coco, the coaches told the team that “winners must have two things, definite goals and a burning desire to achieve them.” 

“We ran the course the night before to tune up for Saturday’s race,” said Coco, “and the girls sent chills down my back as they did sprints down the hill into the finish shoot. The way they flew down the hill and had that killer ‘I’m gonna win it instinct’ made me believe.” 

The Blessed Trinity boys’ cross country team also went to State, placing an impressive 3rd overall with all members of the team finishing in the Top 30.  

“I am very happy with our boys’ efforts,” commented Al Stasko, head coach for BT’s boys’ cross county team. “They knew that North Hall and Westminster were very good teams, so their attitude was ‘Respect Everyone, but Fear No One.’” 

According to both BT coaches, the boys’ and girls’ cross country teams will be looking forward to another successful season next year, since out of the seven who ran at State each squad is graduating only one senior.