By Lesliann Boucher

The William Penn cross country team contains 20 to 30 runners. The team has prepared  themselves with different types of workouts that helped them progress throughout the season . They had more than seven  meets  and had plenty of success such as having a runner run a 5k under 17 minutes.

On Saturday November 14, 2015 William Penn  attended a state meet at Killens Pond State Park in Felton, Delaware, located near the Murderkill River, against more than 25 teams. William Penn finished ninth in the state.

This year’s cross country team has been said to be the best team they’ve had in years.  One of the coaches who is also a history teacher at William Penn, Mr. Hein,  said that this was the best finish the season that they’ve ever had.

William Penn’s cross country boys pose at the state championships November 14. 

Junior Bret Hillman a runner that has been on the cross country team for three years. He said, “the last meet was very energetic, everybody was focused on their time and wanted to contribute to the team and pass as top three in the state”

The years that he has been on the team for William Penn he said that the team has improved significantly, especially on their times. Bret said his goal for next year is to “break a 19 minute run, and [I] want the whole team to be in that goal range also to be second for conference and third in the state we want to be able to step up our game and be the best that we can be.”