5 Redhawks finish in top 20 at FISD Invitational

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Redhawks athletes juniors Andrew Jauregui and Chance Moore were the only two from the boys cross country team to qualify for the UIL state meet. Three years ago, similar circumstances occurred as both athletes were were the only two Freshman to advance at the time.

Michael Coppinger, Staff Reporter

The Redhawk cross country teams placed five runners in the top 20 at Saturday’s Frisco ISD Invitational on Saturday, with the boys’ varsity team coming in 3rd place, the team’s highest finish this year.

With seniors Jada Williams and Devansh Saxena, juniors Andrew Jauregui and Fernando Levya-Montiel, and freshman Sofia Golladay leading the way, the team was back on familiar ground at Warren Park. 

“We’ve been running that course for a while,” sophomore Sheyn Walker said. “Our goal was to go out and compete and we did.”

The site of this year’s District 9-5 meet on Oct. 14, Saturday’s meet provided the team with practice.

“Warren’s course is short and pretty fast,” junior Chance Moore said. “There’s a large hill that makes it pretty difficult.”

Hills have been constant for the team this year. With the turbulence of inconsistent results that has plagued the team thus far, the athletes maintain a mindset of determination. 

“Waking up early every morning is hard,” Moore said. “But I’m willing to keep working day in and day out.”