Evart runner focuses on strong season

Evart’s Richard Foster heads to the finish line during a late-season meet. (Pioneer photo/John Raffel)

EVART — Richard Foster was the No 3 guy during the season for Evart’s boys cross country team behind two state runners in Austin Hamilton and Nathan Woods.

But it was still a good senior season for Foster.

He didn’t come out until his junior year and had a season’s best of 19:02.1 He had his personal record of 18:57.9 early October during a Highland Conference jamboree at Roscommon. His season ended with a 19:06.09 at the regional in Bear Lake.

“The year has been going good,” Foster said. “I got under 19, so I’ve been happy.”

He was encouraged by other teammates and friends last year to try cross country.

“I didn’t like football anymore so I thought I’d try it,” he said

Foster was hoping for 18:30 before the season ended but ran out of time.

“I get off to a good start,” he said. “If you have a good first mile the second mile should be easier.

Foster also runs track and said he prefers this sport because of the pole vault.

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Posted by John Raffel

John is a sports reporter with the Pioneer as well as the Herald Review and The Lake County Star. He also coordinates the weekly Pioneer sports outdoors page. He can be reached at (231) 592-8356 or by email at jraffel@pioneergroup.com.

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