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Pacing Himself

Alex Uder is reaching his running goals.

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Alex Uder, far left, is Liberty's #2 varsity runner.

Alex Uder, far left, is Liberty's #2 varsity runner.

Alex Uder, far left, is Liberty's #2 varsity runner.

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Cross-country running is a tough sport and it takes a lot of self-discipline and hard work.

As a sixth-grader, Alex Uder excelled more than most kids his age. To make the boys varsity team, a runner has to complete the two-mile course in under 13 minutes. He did just that.

“I’m happy that I’m where I’m at now,” Alex said. “The number 2 spot is very good, but I would like to push even higher. My strategy is to pace people faster than me.”

He has done very well since last year and is now the 2nd varsity runner.

His teammates, including Dylan Peel and Austin Bryant, appreciate his work ethic.

“I have run with him before at practices and meets together and I think he’s doing very well,” said Dylan.

“Alex is good,” said Austin Bryant. “I try to stay up with him during practices and I ran with him this past year.”

His coach, Laura Davis, agrees.

“As a 6th grader, Alex did a very good job on varsity and is a strong runner. He was able to run at state even with an injury. This year Alex is still up on the varsity team. He still has the same kind of injury as last year at state but knows how to push through and accomplish what needs to be done.”

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