Tag: cross country
On November 2nd Greenville’s Male Cross Country team took third overall at the conference championship meet, and the lady panthers displayed respectable improvement with an unexpected 2nd place finish overall. The men’s team entered conference with a lot of momentum from impressive performances at the Louis Greater Louisville Classic (LGLC) and the Bradley Pink Classic. The panthers finished 7th out of 38 teams at the LGLC and 3rd out of 13 at the Bradley Pink Classic. As a result, Greenville was expected to perform extremely well at the conference meet, and the team had a mutual goal of taking first place. Unfortunately, the Panthers fell short of their goal. “By and large the team did okay. We possibly didn’t live up to our potential. However, some members of the team were still recovering from injury, and overall we’ve had better days as a team” said freshman runner, Jacob Burrell.
As a Christian institution, Greenville athletic teams are challenged with the task of incorporating faith into sports. But what does that really mean? Is incorporating faith into sports as simple as praying before competitions, or conducting sportsmanship that is noticeably admirable? The sad truth is that many Christian athletes leave faith at the front door when they enter an athletic arena. Faith in sports can easily be consumed by competitive nature in the pursuit of victory. However, some teams at Greenville College are looking beyond the perishable victor’s crown, and gazing upon the eternal crown of heaven. One of these teams is the Men’s and Women’s cross country team.
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