Cross country girls varsity runs to first place at district meet

Boys' varsity team takes second place

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Cross country girls varsity runs to first place at district meet

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Last Saturday the varsity cross country teams traveled to University of Texas at Tyler to compete in the UIL District 11-6A meet. The girls’ team conquered the course and brought home the district title with four runners placing in the top ten with a total score of 30 points. At the meet, the boys’ team placed second with 43 points and took home the district runner-up trophy. Both varsity teams will advance to the Regional meet next week Oct. 25.

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The girls’ varsity team was led by first place finisher Ariell Hopkins with an individual time of 19;54.80. Other runners placing within the top ten were Sarah Rippy,third with a time of 20:07.70, Kaitlyn Stark, fifth with a time of 20:36.90, and Amanda Thornton, ninth with a time of 21:00.30.

On the boys’ varsity team, Damon Wilson placed fifth with a time of 17:14.60 and Austin Schumake was close behind with an individual time of 17:18.10. Also placing within the top ten, Sam Fox was seventh with a time of 17:20.20.

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Rockwall’s junior varsity cross country teams also dominated their division. The girls’ team won the district title with 42 points and the boys’ finished third in the meet with a total of 68 points.

The JV girls team was led by top three placers Liah Collins, first with an individual time of 21:57.97, Julie Butcher, second with a time of 22:15.92, and Ana Gonzales, third with a time of 22:54.15.

The boys junior varsity had four runners place within the top fifteen. Wilson Null placed tenth with a individual time of 19:41.36, Nick Roland was a close eleventh with a time of 19:47.35, Matthew Hulquist placed thirteenth with a time of 19:51.47, and finally Cole McCrary placed fifteenth with a time of 20:23.58.

Congratulations to all the cross country runners that are advancing to the regional meet Monday, Oct. 25.

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