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The Sedona Red Rock High School cross-country team has three new captains this season preparing to lead the team.

Sedona Red Rock High School cross-country team captains, from left, Mykala Seresun, Travis Okie and Eva Wilson share a moment Wednesday, Sept. 5 before heading out to a meet in Payson. As captains, their job is to motivate the team and keep them staying positive throughout the season. All three agree that the team is like a big family.On Tuesday, Sept. 4, Head Coach Harry Schneider announced that junior Travis Okie will be the 2012 boys team captain while seniors Mykala Seresun and Eva Wilson will be sharing the responsibilities as co-captains for the girls team.

“I remember my freshman year that the captains of the cross-country team were a huge part incorporated with the team,” Wilson said. “They were the ones who made me love the sport.”

“I am honored and proud to be a captain of the team,” Okie said. “It’s something I aspired to be since I started running cross-country.”

While Seresun started running competitively when she was in fifth grade, Wilson and Okie started their freshman years of high school. However, each were motivated to start running competitively in cross-county by different reasons.

For the full story, please see the Friday, Sept. 7, issue of the Sedona Red Rock News.