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Practice Vital Pe: Excellence
What kind of practicing does a Cross Country team do?
During nice weather the team ran up and down stairways and
hills, practiced using the stopwatch, ran long and short
distances. If it was raining, the team worked out indoors by
lifting weights or workingvon their strong or weak areas as a
The team made use of several city parks for practice. These
parks were Laurelhurst, and Washington. Of course, Benson's
track was always available.
Outstanding members of this year's J.V. were according ta
Mr. Merlin White, coach, Ben Choy, Randall Gray, Stan Hill,
Mike Weber, and Jim Egger, all iuniors. Sophomores with that
extra push are Dave Herndon, Steve Kenison, Robbie
Langenhuysen, Eugene Mitchell, Doug Perrault, and David
The team followed a seven meet schedule.
Fast Feet Carry Fresh Fa:
The Freshmen Cross Country team, like its counterpart J.V.
team, is coached by Mr. Merlin White. Meets are held every day
at 4 P.M. at the various high schools located in the Portland
area. Team members work out at different c ity parks, practicing
up and down hill running, long and short distance running, and
Mr. White was asked what the main difference between
freshmen and junior varsity cross country is, and he replied, 'IThe
course distance the freshmen will run is less or half the distance
that what the J.V.'s are running."
There are outstanding members an this year's team who have
contributed much to the season. They include Steve Beckius, Curt
Gibson, Gerhard Alexander, Randy Pailthorp, Mike Stenehiem,
Bill Thomas, and Kelly Dizick,
At the end of the season, the frash team had compiled an
eight win and three loss season. They finished in fourth place of
the West Division of the P.I.L.
TOP: Cross Country members off to a start at Wilson meet.
ABOVE: FROSH CROSS COUNTRY TEAM - SITTING: Bill Thomas,
Douglas W. Packham, Charles L. Eaton, and Randy Pailthorp.
STANDING: Gerhard Alexander, Steven Beckius, and Curt
Gibson. MIDDLE RIGHT: In spite of the rain, darkness, cold, and
muscle stretching exercise, it takes a lot of practice to succeed as
a crass country runner. BOTTOM:
J.V. CROSS COUNTRY TEAM - BOTTOM OF STAIRS: Dave Hern-
don, Mike Weber, Ben Choy, Jim Egger, Steve Kenison, Dave
Repp, David Houston, and Robbie Langenhuysen. MIDDLE LEFT:
J.V. Crass Country member, Jim Egger, displays his "Tech" shirt.
Cross Country members wear these shirts to school on the day of
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