09/26/13 - 9:40pm
In the Lower 48, where most cross-country meets are conducted in parks and on golf courses, the challenge before Region III harriers Saturday in Seward might seem daunting.
High of 52. Low of 39. Chance of rain. A two-lap course that, according to Skyview coach Ted McKenney, has a total of four gradual climbs and four gradual descents over five kilometers.
“The Seward course is either up or down,” Soldotna coach Dan Harbison said. “It has long uphills and long downhills.
“It will actually take a toll rather quickly, if you haven’t been working that kind of terrain.”