Liechty's appearance at state meet will be team effort
When Berne's Evan Liechty travels to Terre Haute to participate in the state cross country championship on Saturday afternoon, there is little doubt in his mind that his teammates will be surrounding him and running with him in a spiritually supportive sense as he hits the trails.
Teammates such as Mark Smith, Cody Sprunger, and Joel Hawbaker have been pacing Liechty on a daily basis this week in order to encourage his running in preparation for Saturday's event.
"This is all absolutely awesome," said Smith of Liechty's appearance, a first-ever appearance for a South Adams athlete at the state level of cross country competition.
"I think that in some ways we're more exci...
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