Clare Sinai, cross country


Marianna Marsden

Clare Sinai races her way to the top during one of her practices. She is new to cross country, but she holds 3rd place on the girls varsity team.

Clare Sinai, a junior at Carlsbad High, only began running on the Cross Country team last year. Now After a year of hard work and dedication, she is not only running at the varsity level, but has the third best times on the team. She puts everything she has into running and always strives to be the best she can.

Lancer Link: How did you get into Cross Country?

Clare Sinai: I quit soccer last year, but wanted to stay in shape and continue to do something active. My friend said I should come and try out, and when I tried it, I fell in love with the team and the atmosphere.

LL: What is the most difficult part of participating in Cross Country?

CS: It takes a lot of time management, and its not something you can do halfway. It is all about times, so you can see when you are slacking off. You always have to give 100 percent effort, but it’s worth it.

LL: What motivates you to continue running?

CS: My team mostly, because having someone to work with helps. Also seeing my times get better is really fun and motivating.

LL: What advice do you have for younger runners?

CS: Stay with it, push through the injuries, and everything will work out in the end. Just keep running and never give up.