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Cross Country Strives to the Finish Line


On September 9, 2023, the PHS Cross Country team traveled to Arcadia Valley to compete in the invitational meet.

Varsity girls had two girls place in the top thirty-five. Five girls placed overall. Varsity boys had two boys place overall.

  • Freshman, Peyton Heifner, finished in 19th place with a time of 21:55.
  • Senior, Alyson Skiles, finished in 31st place with a time of 22:26.
  • Senior, Carlee Moss, finished in 33rd place with a time of 22:29.
  • Junior, Allison Land, finished in 36th place with a time of 22:36.
  • Senior, Allie Heeter, finished in 41st place with a time of 22:56.

Skiles said, “Mentally, it was very tough. I was in my head the entire race. With Cross Country, it’s 100% physical and 100% mental. Sometimes it’s more mental than physical. You can train and be fast in practice and hit the times you are supposed to hit, and then when it comes to race time you can either really succeed or you can choke and do bad because you weren’t in the right headspace.”

  • Senior, Zeke Sisk, finished this race in 3rd place with a time of 16:45.
  • Junior, Alex Smith, finished in 8th place with a time of 17:19.

At this race, the girl’s team placed 3rd place and the boy’s team placed 4th.

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Coach Politte said, ¨I think they exceeded expectations. My expectations were that everyone was going to try their best and see where everyone is at. We were working to improve from our last meet.”

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Hey! My name is Emily Brewer and I am a Sophomore here at Potosi High School. I am involved in a couple sports and clubs and those include tennis, basketball, student council, student ambassadors and FCA. When I'm not at school I like to bake, be involved in my church youth group, and hangout with my friends and family.

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