From left, Evan Ranger, Hayden Husen, Marcus Brooks, Garrett Gatlin, Marc Tate, Austin Bahl, Jake Holland and Sam Perkins listened while coach Marcus Morris stood next to his son, Conrad, and talked to his runners about running safely before cross country training began Monday.

Safety comes first for boys cross country

Running is pretty self-explanatory. The faster you move your feet, the faster you are; the harder you work, the better you get. That’s why boys cross country coach Marcus Morris spent a portion of the first day of practice talking with his runners about something a little less black-and-white. “We try to talk about safety a lot,” Morris said. “We run in the early hours of the morning and it’s still dark a lot of the time, so safety is really important. We’re running on roads all the time and we have to be cautious.” For the rest of this story, pick up ...

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