Home course awaits Redhawk runners


Emily Vetvick

Cross country heads to another 5K on Saturday for the Marcus Coach T Invitational. Many runners feel prepared to run at this meet, due to the practices leading up.

Michael Coppinger, Staff Reporter

After running on the same hilly course in McKinney for two straight weeks, it’s back home for the cross country team as they compete in the Frisco ISD Invitational on Saturday at Warren Park

Junior Andrew Jauregui has been crucial for the Redhawks thus far in the season, finishing in the top two on the team in every meet so far. He, among others, believes familiarity with the course will prove to be a distinguishing advantage this time around.

“Warren is a hard course, but it’s certainly a fast course,” Jauregui said. “Part of our advantage at Myers was course familiarity and I think we have that same advantage going into this meet.”

While the team hopes to be competitive in every meet, the first visit to Warren can be used for preparation for the district meet, which will be held at the same course. Freshman Sofia Golladay looks at Saturday’s meet as yet another opportunity for growth.

“I’d like to improve my time [at Warren],” she said via text. “This meet can teach us to pace ourselves better so we can finish strong on the last hill. My teammates definitely encourage me and keep me accountable.”