Returning to same course, cross country seeks better results


Chole Campbell

Cross country is traveling to Lynn Creek Park this Thursday. This will be the team’s final meet before districts.

Michael Coppinger, Staff Reporter

Cross country returns to Myers Park for round two Saturday at the McKinney Boyd Bronco Stampede. Coming off of a tough finish on Sept. 4, the Redhawks hope for a better result this time around.

A return to the hill-dominated Myers course has called for a series of focused workouts that address speed and hill work. However, this challenge is welcomed by some athletes, who see returning to the course as a good opportunity for growth.

“Myers is a really tough course,” junior Fernando Levya-Montiel said. “We could definitely use more practice with hills.”

Others, such as coach Ben Manning emphasize the need to focus on improvement, rather than immediate results.

“Times don’t necessarily mean that much,” he said. “It could depend on weather, it could depend on the course. We gotta learn where to hang back and where to kick forward so that we’re not dying at the end.”