Cross Country: Getting Back on Track

The cross country team is getting back in action, and getting closer as a team in the process.


The Archbishop Mitty Varsity Cross Country team is getting back on track to having another successful season this year. 

Head Coach Joshua Grubb, who leads the varsity team into his tenth year of coaching, mentions, “Our sport, being that it takes place outside… was altered less by Covid than many sports, especially those indoors. The most obvious impact being less opportunities to travel and compete.” However Senior Matthew Cordova thinks that the changes Covid-19 brought to the world ironically helped the team: “So many less activities were going on it became a lot easier to focus on running which is pretty much a single person sport.”

The pandemic has affected the runners’ sense of community as a team. Being restricted during the pandemic, cross country has not been able to participate in many team bonding activities, one of the major ones being Pasta Feed. In the Pasta Feed, the team eats dinner the night before a race, not only getting their mind off the race, but also strengthening bonds. “I love spending time with the team because they are some of my best friends and being able to relax and eat with them is such a blessing,” explains Matthew Cordova.