(Bonne Terre) The North County Raiders cross country team has been hard at work this summer. Josh Mullins is entering his second year as head coach of both the boys and girls teams. He says there are no seniors on either team and the girls are small but mighty.
Cross country teams need at least five runners to officially compete and score as a team, so the North County girls will only be able to compete individually.
Mullins is expecting to have eight runners on the boys team.
With no seniors on the roster, Mullins is expecting the juniors to be the leaders.
Mullins says cross country is a unique sport because of the mix of team competition along with individual accolades.
Mullins believes his runners can improve their times from last year by about two to five percent, or 30 to 60 seconds.
Mullins has been coaching at North County for about a decade, having been an assistant before taking over as head coach last year. He is very proud to be a coach in the MAAA conference.
North County will run at the Fleet Feet Classic in Arnold on Tuesday, August 29th.