Bancroft Hall

On the week of my first college cross country race, my coach, Al Cantello, got the team together to talk about the season. Once we were all there, Al said, “I’m not gonna apologize for our schedule. We race against the best teams in the country. This isn’t some day camp where everyone gets a prize; and it’s not your birthright to be on this team. You need to be blessed with pure, God-given talent to compete at this level. There’s no substitute for that.”

“But,” he said, “talent isn’t everything.”

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