One of the areas that a building cross country program deals with…along with lower numbers is learning to run a race. Melcher-Dallas Coach Amy Stuart is trying to get that message across especially to her boys squad. She tells KNIA/KRLS Sports in the team’s first race of the season on a hot and humid day, they got out a little too fast and was unable to finish where they wanted. She says learning how to pace themselves is one area she is trying to get across. Girls runner J’Lyn Knutson is already at that stage of when to kick in, and Stuart is glad to have her as an extra voice on the team to give advice. The Saints will run at Central Decatur on Thursday.

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