The newly formed CCHS cross country team has been setting the woods on fire, so to speak. They have been running the hills and the valleys and putting Clay on the map as far as extreme sports go. Cross Country isn’t just track and field but an extreme show of guts and determination. Both the girls and the boys have medaled in some of the races, and the team came in first place at the Calhoun Invitational. Trevor Armes and Alexis Blake have been burning the tracks recently at the Capital “Raising the Bar” Invitational at Camp Virgil Tate. Both runners placed 27th, which might not seem like much, but in a field of over a hundred competitors, it’s pretty epic, especially when they are running against some of the best AAA and AA teams in the state. They competed in the Greenbrier East Spartan Invitational over the weekend and will once again run on October 6th at the Wirt County Wetlands Invitational starting at 4 pm. Coach Ronald Starcher has high hopes that some of the runners have a better than good chance of making it to the state meet, but they have to place at the Regional level, which will be a tough one. It has been a pretty good season for the team, and they will only get better now that they have been established as a force in the extreme sports world. If you get the chance, come out and watch pure grit and strength of mind in action.