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Freshman cross country runner Denise Garza is unlike any other cross country member because of tremendous motivation and strength she carries. Every morning she wakes up earlier and goes to cross country practice ready to put her best effort forward. While Denise has always worked hard to get on the team she does admit that having Coach Gill as a constant support was what really got her on the team. Coach Gill had seen how Denise ran and thought it’d be a good idea if Denise tried out for the team but, they were both in a different mindset.

The day of the meet,  as they arrived, Denise got ready to run the JV race. They did stretches and their pre-run pray. The thoughts running through her mind caused her to get very nervous, scared, and keep thinking she was going to pass out. They ran the meet and afterwards it was “naptime.” They then went to the awards to see who placed.

After asking Denise what it felt like to place, she said, “It feels great because it means I’ve improved.”

After that race, Denise ended up hurting her shin in practice. That was not the end of her season. Throughout her season, Denise had a lot of good times, such as when TR and Timothy threw Cloey in the lake. The feeling of being a part of a family, etc. Of course, there are bad times like hurting her shin and not placing sometimes. Denise just kept her head up high and said, “I left cross country with a lot. Being a part of family and learning not to give up and keep going.”

She is hoping to come back next year and improve so she can run varsity her junior and senior year.

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