Post season focus for boys cross country

by Kristian Frisbey

“We want to win districts and sectionals. Once we get to state, we just want to get after it. We will do our best and see what happens,” senior Victor Mugeche

With the regular season meets behind them, the boys cross country team has turned their attention to the district, sectional and state meets to close out the season.

After an undefeated regular season, senior Victor Mugeche, a University of Missouri commit, has high expectations for the team heading into the postseason meets.

“We want to win districts and sectionals. Once we get to state, we just want to get after it. We will do our best and see what happens,” Mugeche said.

In order to best help the team, Mugeche has his sights set on delivering a solid individual performance.

“Individually, I am very confident going into the state series after a great season so far, but nobody is safe. Anything could happen so I still have to take every race serious and give my all. I want to score the lowest amount of points possible for my team,” Mugeche said.

Mugeche noted that Rockhurst could potentially be team’s best competition at the upcoming meets; however, Mugeche believes the Wildcats holds an advantage over their competition due to their coach.

“Coach Gallick being our coach gives [the team] an advantage. He is very experienced and knows how to turn scrawny freshman into strong, confident athletes,” Mugeche claimed.

Mugeche is not the only member of the team who holds personal goals as the season comes to a close. Junior Gabe McClain also has aspirations of finishing well to end this season.

“I’d like to be the top junior in the state. I prepare for each race by keeping a relaxed mindset and thinking about exactly what I want to do during the race. The main goal in mind is to win state,” McClain said.

The boys will travel to Pioneer Ridge Middle School this Saturday, October 21, to compete in the district meet.