McFarland USA vs. NW Cross Country team

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Northwest xc team: average 30-40 girls and boys

Uniforms- new every other year

Shoes- runners can afford to buy their own

Transportation to big meets- charter buses

Training grounds- flat roads/sidewalks around Northwest, Northwest track and field, hills on Caenen and 71st St., Shawnee Mission Park fieldsMcFarland xc team: 7 boys

Uniforms- discounted thrift store tanks and running shorts (had to raise money for new ones with town car wash/enchilada sale)

Shoes- old sneakers bought by Coach White

Transportation to regionals/state- small school bus

Training grounds- orange tree fields, almond mounds for hill practice, small track at McFarland High School, town’s streets