This past Saturday, 10/1/22, our Gator Cross Country Teams ran at Marble Falls. This was a Pre-District Meet at the course we will be running next Monday Oct. 10th. The Varsity guys finished in 2nd place at this meet. Alex Hartline and Max Rodriguez took care of the top pack of runners. Josh Cirotto and Danny Arreola led our Cowboy Pack with Hunter James and D.J. Robinson. The guys ran well. We are just going to have to tighten up our Cowboy Pack next week at District. Our guys have had a great year. They are going to have to run their best to get to the Regional Meet.
The Varsity girls ran awesome this past week. They are starting to gain confidence here at the end of the season. Fay Shrader was our top finisher running 12:42. Our girls pack ran well together. Sophia Krieger and Addison Miller led that pack with Charlsie Schwartz in that pack. Our normal #5 Payton Bodnar was out this week. Rubi Eckhart jumped up and ran a great race as our #5.
Both teams are going to be fighting it out with Lampasas to advance to the Regional Meet in Huntsville Texas on Oct. 24th. This is a tough District for the boys. We have the top runner in the State from Burnet and a defending 5A state qualifying team Marble Falls in our district. The girls will run into the top girl and team State runners from Lago Vista and Regional Qualifying Burnet team from last year.
Middle School boys did great with the 8th grade boys finishing 3rd in the meet and the 7th grade 6th in the combine team meet. Our girls ran really hard and we were very proud of them.
Our teams are off this week and run next Monday at their District Meet in Marble Falls on Oct. 10th. We are so proud of these guys and girls. They have been working since the 2nd week of August and now all that work comes down to this one meet. Unlike other sports they get one shot at advancing to the play-offs. If you see them, wish them luck and let them know how proud of them you are.