As a youngster, Christian Fields was surrounded by some good company.
The Jim Thorpe cross country runner got a great impression of the sport from the upperclassmen on the team.
That motivated Fields to give cross country his full attention and committment.
"When I was in eighth grade, I became dedicated to the sport because the seniors on the team taught me a lot and made me feel so involved," said Fields. "So, I focused on becoming a better cross country runner."