Mountain Brook High School cross-country runners Charlie Slaughter, left, and Hunter Harwell, right, participate in a workout at Veterans Park in Hoover. Both have overcome injuries that threatened to impact — or in Slaughter’s case, wipe out — their seasons.

Mountain Brook High School cross-country runners Charlie Slaughter, left, and Hunter Harwell, right, participate in a workout at Veterans Park in Hoover. Both have overcome injuries that threatened to impact — or in Slaughter’s case, wipe out — their seasons.