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By Paul Delaney

Cheney cross country shakes off the rust

Coaches will work to develop a contingent of freshman runners


Last updated 8/18/2022 at 10:41am


Sam Habegger should be a top performer for the Cheney girls' cross country team in 2022.

For Cheney cross country co-coach Derek Slaughter there's the sense of 2022 being a restart for many of his program's runners.

Working with counterpart Camille Moseley, the pair will attempt to shake off the rust that remains from the many delays and cancellations surrounding COVID-19.

"A lot of the kids had not really had competitive running because of COVID," Slaughter explained. "So, our freshmen coming in didn't have competitive sports since sixth grade, our juniors and seniors hadn't had a postseason in over two years."

For coaches, it's not a bad thing, we had that kind of reset a fe...

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