Junior Samantha Goldsmith has been front-runner for the women’s cross country team this season. 

With a first place win at the KSC Alumni Invitational on Aug. 30, Goldsmith then lead the Owls to a 10th place finish at the Purple Valley Invitational held at  Williams College on Sept. 27.

Goldsmith even remained a leader in the KSC invitational with a third place finish against 15 other colleges and universities.

Kendall Pope / Sports Editor

Kendall Pope / Sports Editor

Goldsmith said her favorite event is the 6K course.

“I like 5K’s because I’m comfortable with them, that’s the event I normally run. But I think I like the 6K a little bit more because I’m more of a distance runner and the longer the distance, the better it is for me,” Goldsmith said.

To relax before a big race Goldsmith said she really enjoys talking with teammates to calm her down.

“Instead of being all nervous we talk to each other and remember to have fun with it  and that helps me out a lot,” Goldsmith said.

In addition to eating healthy and strength training, Goldsmith  really focuses on being well-rested.

“I think it’s important to get a lot of sleep  and take care of your body.  In cross country, your body is what’s  getting you to the finish line. The whole sport is based on how your body is feeling,” Goldsmith said.


Kendall Pope can be contacted at kpope@keene-equinox.com 

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