Danell teNyenhuis Black
4 min readJun 4, 2020

One Hometown — Alternate Realities

He never really felt he belonged, except on the team. And they called him a “Token.”

A few years ago, I watched the movie McFarland, USA. The film is about a cross country team in a mostly agricultural, small town in the San Joaquin valley. The McFarland Boys Cross Country team won the first annual California State Cross Country Championship in 1987.