Cross country is even more a distance sport this season for many
AVIANO AIR BASE, Italy – Members of the Aviano cross country teams won’t compete in person against athletes from other schools this season.
But that didn’t stop them – and hundreds of others at other venues in Europe on Saturday – from trying to complete 5 kilometers as quickly as possible.
About 30 supporters came out to support the Saints on a cool fall day where temperatures were just right for such an event.
DODEA introduced the virtual aspect of the competition, which concludes with a championship on Oct. 24, this year in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. COVID-19 cases have risen dramatically recently in many European countries, including Italy. The high school at Aviano hasn’t reported any cases thus far.
“We have been working really hard and I wish we could have been able to compete head-to-head against…