Pirate cross-country starts season with ‘awesome experience’

Photo courtesy Rachael Christiansen
Lady Pirates Nell Taylor and Megan Greenly race last week. The Pirates participated in back-to-back meets on Aug. 23 and 24, with Taylor and Greenly leading the team in both races.

The Pagosa Springs High School Pirate cross-country teams started their season with what coach Scott Anderson called an “awesome experience” last weekend — a camping trip and a couple of races on courses the Pirates hope to fare well on at the end of the season.

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Photo courtesy Rachael Christiansen
Pirate Gabe Heraty works to overtake competitors during the opening weekend of the cross-country season. Heraty opened the season at the front of the pack for the Pirates in a pair of races on Aug. 23 and 24.