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North Bethesda School Debuts Self-Made Cross Country Course

By Aaron Kraut

Friday - 11/2/2012, 11:05am  ET

 

A North Bethesda private school finally got to debut its work yesterday, a student-made cross country course that will serve a growing cross country program.

The Green Acres school (11701 Danville Dr.) was founded in 1934. On Thursday, it hosted its first-ever home cross country meet after the Alumni Classic was delayed by rain early last month.

Middle school-aged runners looped around the 1.1-mile course, a course they designed and built this fall through woods on Green Acres’ 15-acre campus.

Staff members Treena Selak, Matt Marchildon and Larry Jodrie helped supervise the construction of the course, which involved moving trees, brush and pulling weeds to create a path.

Interest in cross country is growing at the school and yesterday alum Ben Stern (Class of ’98) came back to speak to runners from Green Acres and opponent Lowell School before the race. Stern ran cross country at Princeton University and for the famed track and field program at Oregon University.

Grizzly runners took the top three spots in the boys and girls races.

Photos via Green Acres