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Kevin Parkinson and Duncan Fuehne run at the meet in Northglenn, Colorado.
Atomic City Update: Cross country teams deserve fan support at only home meet

Playing a low-profile sport isn’t always the easiest thing to do in high school. Unless you’re playing football, soccer, basketball or baseball, you do all the hard work, put in all the long hours, yet you receive little credit or accolades.

I know firsthand how difficult that can be. As a swimmer in high school, few people outside of the swim parents ever attended the meets, and people around school didn’t realize how big of a deal it was for us to beat a rival school. It just wasn’t at the top of mind like football games were.

It is also hard for sports that don’t compete in town very often. That’s why I think it’s important for everyone to support the Los Alamos High School cross country teams when they compete at the Los Alamos County Golf Course next weekend.

This is the team’s only home meet of the season, and it is the last regular season meet before the team heads to the district competition.

Throughout the fall, the community has had the opportunity to watch athletes compete in football, soccer and volleyball in town, and now the cross country athletes deserve the same type of support.

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