Redhawks ran to the finish in hopes of the state title


Emily Vetvick

Both cross country teams kick off their season with medalists. The boy’s came in 2nd overall while the girl’s came in 4th.

Catie Reeves, Sports Editor

The boys’ and girls’ cross country teams made their run for state at the UIL 5A Region 2 Championships on Monday at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex in Dallas. Although neither team qualified for state, three girls made it as individuals.  

The girls’ varsity team finished 9th, however senior Amelia Jauregui (18:56:12), freshman Grace DeShetler (19:11:74), and sophomore Jada Williams (19:21:25), all advanced as they were each among the top 10 individuals not on a qualifying team.

For senior Amelia Jauregui this will be her fourth trip to state representing the Redhawks cross country program.

“I’m definitely really proud of myself for working this hard and sticking with something that can be so challenging,” Jauregui said. “It brings lots of ups and downs, however I know I’ve worked really hard for it all four years and that this is something that hasn’t just been given to me. I know that my hard work has paid off and it’s leaving me successful. It’s been really cool to do this and have teammates by my side every year doing it.”

The boy’s placed 7th with an overall team score of 235 points. Despite their top ten placing, it wasn’t enough to earn them a spot at state.

“My last race was both pressuring and satisfying,” senior Pierce Rupert said. “I felt the need to make it my best one to end on a high note, but I was relieved when I finished since I was able to do just that. I’m really proud of the other seniors because I know a lot of them went out on their own personal high notes as well.”