Cross Country Places In District

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Cross-country competed at the district meet in Ennis on October 22. The results of the meet were outstanding, both varsity boys and girls advanced to Regionals. The district course was exceptionally challenging this year, with very tough and competitive runners.

“We got third out of eight teams,” sophomore Asa Rice said. “We all ran really well and beat out Red Oak by two points.”

In cross-country, placement is counted in points, first place being awarded one, second two, etc. Each person you pass or let pass you truly matters.

“Not only did the team do really well,” Rice said, “but I placed 9th overall and individually qualified for Regionals.”

Not only did the boys do phenomenal, but the girls did as well. They advanced to regionals with Lauryn Doublet as their lead runner, placing in the top ten.

“The team did amazing,” junior Diana Hernandez said. “Even though we didn’t come in first place we know we ran our hardest. We are happy with our place, but not satisfied.”

The varsity girls were second out of eight teams, each girl placing in the top 18.

“We had the best girls varsity cross country team this year,” Hernandez said. “I’m so proud of each and every one of us.”

It is no easy task to go to regionals. Each athlete must perform exceptionally. Fortunately, this year’s guys and girls cross-country teams seemed to do just that.

Next Saturday, November 1st, both teams are going to Lynn Creek Park to run at regionals. If they place well there, they go to run at state the following Saturday, November 8 in Austin, Texas.

“We can’t wait for regionals,” Rice said, ”But we don’t plan on stopping there. We are set on going to state.”

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