Sideline reporters help capture the spirit of an event, and college students have been stepping up to provide this for NCRunners
What started as a last-minute idea is gradually growing into a great addition to the NCRunners coverage of cross country meets this fall. College athletes have been responding in good numbers to the idea that they can go to high school meets near their school, and take pictures or interview the athletes, which creates a new dimension of information and entertainment. The former North Carolina prep athletes are focusing on behind-the-scenes or "sidelines" shots and interesting interviews, which is something that our front-line reporters sometimes don't have the time to do. Check out a sampling of the photos taken by Abby Brooks, formerly of Ardrey Kell and now at NC State, at the adidas XC Challenge last Saturday. To all those college scholars out there who still remember their high school running days fondly: let me know if you want to cover a meet close to you!