Freshman Varsity Runner Grateful for X-Country Season


Francesca Mireille Casis , Staff Writer, Journalism I

Lachlan Chambers, a freshman this year, earned a varsity spot on the Notre Dame cross country team.

At a young age, Chambers saw his parents running and wanted to join in too, a decision that made him passionate about it.

He has been running ever since 2nd grade while he was attending Fox View Intermediate School, but he has been on a team ever since 5th grade when he went to De Pere Middle School.

Chambers joined the Notre Dame cross country team because he thought that it would be fun to experience.

“There is a lot of pressure with being on the varsity team, but I think it is a lot of fun to have this experience at my age,” Chambers commented.

Due to the pandemic, many are worried about their sport’s events being canceled, but Chambers isn’t too troubled about it. 

“I feel pretty good with running during these times because not only is cross country an outside sport, but it is also a non-contact sport which means we can distance almost all of the time.” 

He has been able to make many friends on the team, helping his experience to be even better.

“My brother is mainly my role model,” said Chambers. “He is a sophomore right now at NDA, and he is a really good runner. He has inspired me to push myself as hard as I can in both practice and the races alike.”

“I have almost always loved running, but when I first started it wasn’t as fun because I couldn’t run that far. I just worked hard and made it to the point that I am at today,” said the freshman runner.

Outside of school, Chambers runs about 4-5 days a week to stay in shape and be ready for cross country.

One of his main goals is “to run a 5-kilometer race in under 17 minutes or maybe 16:30 if I am capable.”

When the cross country season is over, Chambers likes to competitively cross country ski. 

He also likes golfing, playing the piano and spending his off-time with his family at his cottage.