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Elizabeth Roux stays strong, running with her team

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Cross country runner Elizabeth Roux, center, warms up with her team before setting out for a run after school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.

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Dania Maxwell/Staff Cross country runner Elizabeth Roux, center, warms up with her team before setting out for a run after school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. "I consider us to be the closest team in the school," Roux said. "We're like a family." Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.

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Cross country runners Elizabeth Roux, left, and Braiden Howell, right, prepare to set out for a run with their team after school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.
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Cross country runner Elizabeth Roux, center, sets her clock before starting a run with her team after school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.
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Head coach for the cross country team Paul Barlow, left, with Kaitlyn Holzer, center, and Elizabeth Roux, right, run together after school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.
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Cross country runners Elizabeth Roux, left, and friend Emily Clark, right, warm up before setting out for a run with their team after school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.
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Cross country runner Elizabeth Roux, center, warms up with her team before setting out for a run after school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.
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Cross country runner Elizabeth Roux, center, runs over 5 miles with her team after school on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.
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Cross country runner Elizabeth Roux, right, returns to school after setting out on a 5 mile run with her team on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.
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Cross country runner Elizabeth Roux, center, soaks in an ice bath with her team after setting out for an over 5 mile run on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.
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Cross country runner Elizabeth Roux soaks in an ice bath with her team after setting out for an over 5 mile run on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.
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Cross country runners Elizabeth Roux, left, and teammate Caroline Barlow, right, hydrate after setting out for an over 5 mile run with their team on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 at Gulf Coast High School in Naples. Roux, a junior, lost her mother last week to cancer, but continues as active member of the team. 'I consider us to be the closest team in the school,' Roux said. 'We're like a family.' Roux ran her season best time last week in the North Port race and will run again this Saturday in Titusville.

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