Sunday, October 12, 2014

Last Home Cross Country Meet Ever

Coe College Cross Country
            This past weekend, we hosted our annual cross country meet called the "Lamb-Kohawk Invitational". Since this is our only home meet each year, it is a huge deal for our whole team. For me as a senior, I know it was my last race at home ever in a Kohawks uniform. it was a day full of mixed emotions, it was bittersweet knowing it was my last one, but I loved seeing not only the whole team out there racing, but seeing all of the support we had. The whole park was packed with current Kohawks, and alumni all out there cheering us on. As a whole, both our Men's and Women's teams had fantastic races, and we even ended up having one of our runners be named the Iowa Conference runner of the week.
Showing some support for Coe Football Kohawks Fly together

Runner of the Week Austin Springsteen

After the race, we had one big picnic for all of the Alumni and families, and we celebrated what has been a tremendous start to the season for our Coe Cross Country Teams, before returning to Coe and watching our football team take on a conference rival.
Hanging out at the post-race picnic
 I started this day feeling very overwhelmed about getting old and finishing up my last cross country season, but after a day filled with support, I started to realize what it really means to be a part of this Coe Community. I have spent the last four years surrounded by the most supportive and genuinely caring group of people ever. If they come and cheer on  the boring stuff, like a 5 mile cross country race, imagine how loud and enthusiastic they are for football games. I know that even after I graduate, I will always be a Kohawk, and I wouldn't trade that for the world.

The real Coe College Cross Country Team

Until the Next Adventure,
Ryan Rey


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