This was Maxwell's second Fall running cross country at the
middle school, and he really excelled. Halfway through the
season he earned a spot in the advanced group, beating out 8th
graders! That also meant he trained by running 3 miles every
practice rather than the 1.5 miles the other kids ran. The
competitions, however, are all still 1.5 miles. Maxwell was able
to bring his time down several minutes from last year to 10:13.
That's under a 7 minute mile.
Not bad considering he's still one of the shorter kids on the
team! He's started the adolescent grow spurt though, adding an
inch to his height since July.