Army cross country runners don’t “have it easy.” As freshman or “plebes” the women who finished 2 nd and 3rd did, quite literally, spend a good portion of the summer in the woods. Beast Barracks which runs from early July to kid August is some of the most intense military training there is. It made Airborne school seem like a cakewalk. New cadets are up at 5:30 AM and don’t get to sleep much before midnight. The only break that service academy runners get is they get out of most parades and they sit on tables where they can actually eat as plebes. Army’s performance was outstanding
Exactly. They don't go easy on anyone at West Point. I will admit Air Force is a joke, other service academies even tease Air Force.
I saw Jones race in New Hampshire last year, she could be a superstar. It was her first ever XC season and she was playing soccer at the same time. Her coach said she would have 2 soccer games during the week then run XC state championships on the weekend. Very low mileage and very little experience running in high school. She will be a beast.