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Running down a dream

Shelton girls cross country team chases championship goals


October 28, 2021

Matt Baide

From left, Shelton High School cross country runners Lily Bennett, Koralea Roessler, Alauna Carstens, Faith Linthicum and Ali Clifton. Roessler, Carstens, Linthicum and Clifton are seniors.

Team chemistry is something that is not easily produced. It must have the right ingredients of competitiveness, selflessness and personalities to work.

The Shelton girls cross country team achieves a near perfect blend of team chemistry, and that has resulted in team and individual success, as well as some lifelong friendships.

The girls team consists of four seniors and one sophomore. The top runner of the group is Alauna Carstens. Carstens has won six races this season, including the Evergreen Conference championships and The Ultimook Race in Tillamook, Oregon. She finished second at th...

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