Fast Start for Pine and Rimer
In a blink of an eye, the gun goes off and dozens of athletes start sprinting, all desperate for a good position.
The Greenwood cross country team has made it to semi state three years in a row and among the team are the top two runners of the top seven are Ethan Pine and Ian Rimer.
“The start line sucks, but once you get started and pass the 40 meter mark, you start to feel pretty good,” senior Ian Rimer said.
Ian Rimer and Senior Ethan Pine are the top two runners for the cross country team, making a huge impact on the team since joining their freshman year.
“You won’t find kids that work hard and push each other all the time like Ian and Ethan do,” Coach Blaine Williams said.
Pine has had much success over the course of his career, making it to semi state three – years in a row and has high hopes of making it again this year
“I have high expectations this year for myself and am really wanting to get down into the 15s by the end of this year,” he said.
Pine established himself as the No. 1 runner after displaying countless times that he can push his body to the limit by setting a personal record of 16:30 at last year’s semi state at Shelbyville.
“Practicing with Ian is great. He pushes me every day to do my best and to always work hard,” Pine said.
Rimer is a four – year veteran and has been to semi state three – years in a row. Rimer established himself as being one of the top runners of the team after putting up an outstanding season and also setting a personal best at last year’s regionals with a 16:58. Rimer has high expectations for himself this year as one of the leaders.
“My goals for this year are to earn all-conference or all county; either would be a great achievement. Also to run a 16:30 by the end of the year. I believe I’ll achieve that goal just because I have Ethan at practice to push me to my limits and help me reach my true potential,” said Rimer.
The cross country state tournament begins on Oct. 7 at Franklin Community High School.
“The state tournament is a big deal. I have made it two years in row and want to end on a good note,” said Rimer.
Rimer, who placed No. 126 at last year’s semi-state at Shelbyville, looks to come back better than ever in hopes of earning a spot to the state tournament.
“I’m excited for the tournament and have high hopes for this year,” said Pine.
Pine, who placed No. 69 at semi-state, keeping his eyes on what’s most important. Making it to sate.
Rimer and Pine have established themselves as the top two – runners of the team and have accomplished a lot over the years, and are hoping to add on to those accomplishments this year.
“I have enjoyed coaching and watching Ian and Ethan grow up over the past four years,” Coach Williams said. “I’m going to miss having those two around.”