Personal records set in cross country meet


Chloe Campbell

The Redhawks sprinted to the finish line in a race on Saturday where multiple athletes beat personal records. The team seeks to continue raising the bar for themselves in upcoming competitions.

Michael Coppinger, Assistant Sports Editor

Cross country took to the field once again on Saturday morning in the Southlake Carroll Invitational at Bob Jones Park with several Redhakws attaining their personal bests, including seniors Devansh Saxena and Shiori Harima, and juniors Andrew Jauregui, Fernando Levya-Montiel, and Chance Moore. 

Leading the way for the boys’ team, Jauregui and Levya-Montiel clocked in at 16:27 and 16:35 in the 5 kilometer race.

“It’s kind of like an early checkpoint to see where we’re at,” Levya-Montiel said. “We got three guys in the sub-17 range, and lots of people PR’d [set a personal record].”

For other runners, the meet was a reflection of the team’s preparedness.

“I thought we did great,” coach Ben Manning said. “We’re setting the expectations pretty high going forward because our times were really good. It’s a great start, but we’ve got a long way to go.” 

Although several runners set personal bests, it’s no time to rest according to senior Shiori Harima.

“I think we need to keep trying in the practices,” senior Shiori Harima said. “We need to learn to overcome challenges like hills and pushing ourselves.”