Cross Country team out-costumes the competition


   On Tuesday, Oct. 5, the Cross Country team participated in the annual Dan Jazo Relays invitational in Harvard, IL. Racers got in pairs with a teammate and created a matching costume. One runner from each pair started, doing a 1.5 mile loop, then handed off a baton to the second runner, who ran the same loop into the finish. Runners were also responsible for creating their own baton to go with their costumes.

   Senior Jackson Durso and freshman Landon Bachta, who dressed as traffic cones, won best costume. Elijah Stanley and Ander Toldo, both sophomores who dressed as single dads, won best baton: they passed a baby doll. Boy teams won first and fourth place, and girls won a fourth place. The boys had first place overall as well.

   “I think that Guilford ran really well,” said Elijah Stanley, sophomore. “There was a lot of team spirit.”

   The race was unscored and just meant for fun. There wasn’t a race the previous Saturday, when meets are usually held, so some of the schools in NIC-10 and the surrounding area participated in the costume race.

   “I thought it was really cool that everyone tried to dress up and have fun,” said Stanley. “I was also really happy we won best baton for our race.”