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Bronxville's Nobles, Sunier take on Steeplechase

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Bronxville High School runners Morgan Nobles and Saige Sunier take running seriously, as do most of the vaunted Broncos girls who have dominated Class C track and field and cross country the last 15 years. Nobles and Sunier are enjoying their experience on the track, as they did Friday running the 2,000-meter steeplechase at the Section 1 State Qualifying Track Meet at White Plains High School. "We really love running and being a part of the Bronxville team," said Nobles, a veteran sophomore who has run with the Broncos since moving in the village last year. "Everyone knows that we are expected to be good, but we still have fun training and competing. Steeplechase is just another fun event for us." Sunier, an eighth-grader who is growing into her Bronxville running shoes, likes the challenge of the steeplechase. "You kind of hope you make the jumps OK and we all laugh about getting over the hurdles," Sunier said. "We all run different races and relays so there's always a challenge." Nobles, who has run a 7:37 personal record in the steeplechase, finds the Bronxville running experience fulfilling and a full-time occupation. She said the girls all are individuals enjoying their high school careers but a family of runners who developed strong bonds. "We all think about workouts during school -- are we running the 400 or 800 that day?  -- and because we do it all year with cross country and winter track, we're used to it," Nobles said. "Steeplechase is a fun event, especially when there are water jumps. You don't want to fall on a jump. There are some good stories about runners falling in. We want to enjoy the sport as much as we can."

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