Orono’s Ruth White enjoying standout season
She recently took up cross country after starting track at five years old
ORONO, Maine (WABI) - Ruth White has parlayed success in track and field into cross country.
She said the support of the running community has been a big part of enjoying it.
“It just keeps getting more and more fun and competitive, and I like that. I like the community and all the people on our team, in this state, and in this town. It’s just a really good sport,” said White, sophomore.
White’s best time at 1,600 meters is 5:06, she’s clocked 10:45 in the 3,200, and made a personal best 17:28 in the 5k at the Maine Festival of Champions.
As for the future, she says she’s not sure whether she wants to pursue running or skiing in college.
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