WINTERVILLE — Pitt County high school cross country runners may not have been at their best on Saturday, but that didn’t stop them from giving their all.
Only two Pitt runners finished in the top 10 of the boys’ and girls’ championship races of the Bo Run, an annual event held in honor of former D.H. Conley cross country team member Bo Thompson, who was killed in a car accident in 2005.
“It’s always hard because you think you can push yourself, but once you get started, it’s harder than you ever could imagine because you’re by yourself,” said J.H. Rose’s Erin Naziri, who placed sixth in the girls’ championship race with a time of 22 minutes, 1.43 seconds. “It’s like a mind game when you’re running. It was so hot and I felt like I just couldn’t move as fast as I wanted to. I’m just glad I finished and was able to cheer the rest of the team on.”
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