XC Edge Interviews -- Summer 2020

The risk of coronavirus transmission made the summer of 2020's xc conditioning program a challenge for athletes and coaches.

We designed the programs to follow state and local safety guidelines, which included mandatory facemasks for staff at all times and athletes on arrival and departure, on-field and off-field distancing at all times, hand sanitizing on arrival and departure, cleaning of all equipment after every use, and health-screening for every athlete on arrival at each session.

Finally and most important, to maintain safe distancing on the field, we severely restricted registration.

What did the athletes have to say?
We asked some of the very experienced Braz Camp xc athletes the following questions.
► How was this summer different from the past?
► What did you do differently this summer?
► What was the best part?
► Regardless of your fall season happening, are you glad you did the program?

The responses from our team of very candid reporters -- Caroline Johnson, Shannon O'Connell, Victoria Lombardi, Emily Ernst, Rachel Brennan -- are the tip of the iceberg. The Summer of 2020 Braz Camp XC Runners had focus, maturity, and talent. They were a special group.


XC Edge Athletes

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- Caroline Johnson, Marblehead HS, Sep. 2020
- Shannon O'Connell, Colby-Sawyer College, Sep. 2020
- Victoria Lombardi, Stonehill College, Sep. 2020
- Emily Ernst, Essex North Shore Tech, Sep. 2020
- Rachel Brennan, Gordon College, Sep. 2020
Sean Kay, Arlington Catholic, Oct. 2019
Shannon O'Connell, Colby-Sawyer College, Oct. 2019
Riley Dowd, Stonehill College, Sep. 2018
Kate Mitchell, Boston Collge, Aug. 2018
Nadja Ueckert-LaPlante, Ipswich HS, Dec. 2017
Marissa Farago, Triton HS, Apr. 2017
Anthony Pizzo, AIC, Dec. 2016
Matt Loehle, UConn, Dec. 2016
Emily DeMarco, Ipswich HS, Apr. 2016
Sarah Oliver, Marblehead HS, Jan. 2016
AJ Ernst, Marblehead HS, Dec. 2015
Abby Walsh, Beverly HS, Dec. 2015
Sydney Packard, Bishop Fenwick HS, Dec. 2015
Griffin Barriss, Melrose HS, Dec. 2015
Tia Patterson, Boston College, Dec. 2015
Thomas Mackin, Lynn Classical HS, Dec. 2015
Riley Dowd, Stonehill College, Nov. 2015
Emily Weigand, American University, Nov. 2015
Connor Wolff, Stonehill College, Nov. 2015
Lexi Buonfiglio, Stonehill College, Nov. 2015
Victoria Holleran, St John, Peabody, Mar. 2015
Abby Walsh, Beverly HS, Dec. 2014
Riley Dowd, Peabody HS, Dec. 2014
Sarah Oliver, Marblehead HS, Dec. 2014
Tia Patterson, Lynnfield HS, Nov. 2014
Emily Horgan, Univ. of Vermont, Nov. 2014
Arianna Maida, Bishop Fenwick HS, Sep. 2014