Runnin’ Gyrenes


Bright and early on November 4, this past Saturday morning, Ave Maria University hosted the Sun Conference Cross Country Championships, the first Cross Country Meet ever to be on Ave Maria University’s campus! Junior Marie Mullally had great things to say about the meet and the sport after she finished racing.

Q: How did it feel to finally race at Ave Maria?

A: Racing at Ave was amazing! Having so many students show up and support us was incredible.

Q: Why do you run cross country? Especially since most people hate running!

A: I run cross country because of how it makes me feel.  The feeling you get after racing as hard as you can and knowing that you gave it your all is unbelievable.  Running cross country just makes you so much more mentally strong.

Q: Did you have any specific goals you wanted to achieve this season?

A: This season my main goal was to give 100% at every race and be happy with the result even if it wasn’t what I wanted.  Starting the season with an injury made this difficult, but in the end I was happy with how I finished the season!

Q: What makes being a Gyrene unique?

A: I think what makes being a Gyrene unique is the people and the community.  The cross-country team specifically is so close.  We’re all like a big family who are constantly supporting one another and pushing each other to be better!

Congratulations to the hard-working runners who gave their all this weekend!