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Kamiakin Hopes to Run Down a State Title in Cross-Country

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -- They call football a violent sport. Golf is a game of both power and finesse. Cross-country is a test of work ethic and determiniation.

In Kamiakin Cross Country, both the girls and boys rank 2nd and 3rd, respectively, in the state. Players and coaches alike give credit to the increased workouts together.

"This is probably the most we've been together united," said Braves Girls Coach Shaun Suss. "We've run things separately where girls go to separate meets sometimes. This year we've done a lot of stuff together."

"It's definitely motivation for me because I want to beat as many of them as possible," said Senior Kaylee Brooks. 

Kamiakin's Anthony Armstrong leads the boys. He's posted one of the top two times in the state this season, running the three mile run in 14:52.

"You always got to practice hard," said Armstrong. "Then, the team will practice hard also. I feel like if I slack off the team will slack off too."

Both boys and girls will have their chance to live up to their ranking and advance to State this Saturday at Wenatchee for the 3A Cross Country Regionals.