Runners revel in tunnel vision
The Spokesman Review featured the Lewis and Clark cross country team on June 20, 2002. The article, written by Mike Vlahovich, also mentions Kay LeClaire, a parent volunteer who accompanied the team on their 3-day cross-state relay run.
The LC Runners left Sunday in four vehicles driven by Morlan, asistant coach Hogan Wrixon and parents Pat Connelly and Kay LeClaire.
LeClaire, who's son Andrew is on the team, did the cooking - burritos and spaghetti for dinner, pancakes and French toast for breakfast - as well as chauffeuring. The runners snacked on sandwiches and slept in cars between their turns on the road.
"It's been a luxury," said LeClaire of her camp-out experience with the team. "There was nice carpeted floor (at Thorp) and indoor plumbing."
But then, this is a woman who has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and who one day hopes to scale Mt. Everest.