<h1><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-34781" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/10\/Cross-country-going-to-states-pic.jpg" alt="" width="596" height="795" \/>The Greenbrier East cross country team is excited to announce that three runners have individually qualified for the state competition in Ona, West Virginia on Oct. 27.<\/h1>\r\nDayton Austin, Malachi Crews, and Tori Parks will all be representing Greenbrier East High School. Dayton is a freshman, and is motivated by the quote, \u201cIf you\u2019re not first, you\u2019re last.\u201d Returning to states for the second year, sophomore Malachi finds motivation from the quote, \u201cDon\u2019t dream of winning, train for it.\u201d Tori states that she likes to run because it makes her push herself more and more each race. While all three runners enjoy math and crunching numbers, it doesn\u2019t take a calculator to determine that they are number one in our book!\r\n\r\n<hr \/>\r\n\r\n<h3 style="text-align: center;"><em><strong>Runners of the Week<\/strong><\/em><\/h3>\r\n \r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_34782" align="aligncenter" width="333"]<img class=" wp-image-34782" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/10\/runners-of-the-week-Zach.jpg" alt="" width="333" height="444" \/> Zach Feury[\/caption]\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_34783" align="aligncenter" width="337"]<img class=" wp-image-34783" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/10\/Runners-of-the-week-Joey.jpg" alt="" width="337" height="449" \/> Joey Santiago[\/caption]\r\n\r\nGreenbrier East\u2019s cross country runners of the week are Zach Feury and Joey Santiago. Both runners are seniors and have been dedicated to the sport for several years. Zach\u2019s favorite subject is agriculture mechanics and he states, \u201cAs long as you finish the race is all that matters.\u201d When not competing, Zach is one of the team\u2019s biggest supporters. Joey\u2019s favorite subject in school is algebra, and has a team huddle ritual called the React. Joey has finished out the season with a personal record, breaking the 20-minute mark two times.