May 25, 1998
Photo by Guy Gingell
(l-r:) Amy Gibson and Caroline Myers
by Shannon Gingell
Two names to remember for the upcoming Woodinville High School Cross Country season this fall are Amy Gibson and Caroline Myers. Each girl ran personal best times in the mile on Thursday, May 21 at a tri-meet at Woodinville High School. Myers of Leota Junior High broke her own school record in a time of 5:26, while Gibson from Timbercrest ran a 5:58. In the 800m. Gibson came back strong with a 2:40 and Myers in the 400m with a 64.1.
"I adopted running from my brother and dad. I like knowing that I went out and ran my hardest and did the best that I could," commented Gibson when asked why she became a runner.
Although these girls are competing on their junior high teams, their times would be highly competitive at KingCo High School meets. For example, Myers' time of 5:26 would have earned a fourth place finish this year at the KingCo meet.
"I like track because it's been in my family. My mom, my two brothers, and I all run. I'm looking forward to competing at the high school level with a more serious training program," Myers said, "not that I'm not serious now," she adds.
Both girls plan on training with the Woodinville Cross Country team over the summer to prepare for the fall season.