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NORTH SCITUATE â€” â€śLetâ€™s dance.â€ť
Those two words can emphasize on having fun and feeling relaxed on a person or groupâ€™s free time.
Using those words going into the biggest cross country race of the season against the top teams in the state? A little unorthodox to say the least.
But Chariho boys cross country coach Bill Haberek had quite the method to his madness, especially since heâ€™s been a coaching fixture in the community for more than two decades.
He wanted his talented and poised Chargers to feel relaxed and look at Sundayâ€™s RIIL Cross Country State Championship Meet at Ponaganset High School was something to have fun with.
The majority of the Chariho squad had a grand old time running the three-mile course through the woods on Sunday.
The team was just eight points shy of having the fun moment of a lifetime.
Despite the Chargers having four runners finish within the top six â€“ including an individual state champion â€“ they came up just short of that coveted team state championship on Sunday, finishing second overall with 55 points, just eight more than champion Bishop Hendricken.
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