Seniors running into the future

By Jenine Ikeler
December 7, 2000

Jill Hindman

These two cross country runners wanted to be interviewed together. Chris Nielson pictured above, and Ricky Romyn pictured below right.

It is time for the cross-country seniors to take their last run around campus. They have endured long practices, completed crazy courses and long weekends of away meets. However, not only have they strived for physical excellence in the last four years, but have also made strong friendships that they hope will last forever.

“I think I will miss the team atmosphere the most. In my four years on this team I have made a lot of friends,” said senior Ricky Romyn.

Chris Nielsen said, ” I will miss all the times we ran with Gwynedd- Mercy College, especially the courses made up by head coach of Gwynedd- Mercy James Williams.”

“I think the funniest story is when Jason Bull shaved his head the night before the PAC championship. We all told him to do it, but when he was actually done there were a lot of horrified looks on people’s faces when they saw him. We laugh now because the rest of the team did not do it,” Romyn said.

“I have learned to never count Cabrini out. We pulled through various injuries to win our fourth PAC victory. It only proves that if you train hard enough you can pull through in the end,” Nielsen said.

“I would like to thank Coach Tom O’Hora for his guidance and my teammates for their support throughout the season,” Romyn said.

“I think that cross country really turns you into a stronger person and gives you a high tolerance for pain,” added Nielsen.

The cross-country ran approximately 25-35 miles a week.

” You really have to take into consideration that we do this as a hobby,” Nielsen concluded.

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