Two Redhawk athletes race into state meet


used by permission from Ben Manning

Redhawk cross country heads to their first 5k of the season on Saturday at Bob Jones Park. Being on of the flattest courses, many athletes feel prepared for the race.

Michael Coppinger, Staff Reporter

Two athletes from the boys’ cross country team, juniors Andrew Jauregui and Chance Moore, qualified for state at the UIL 5A Region 2 Championship on Thursday.

“Even before the season I was coming in really determined,” Moore said. “I practiced a lot more over the summer than I usually do.”

Moore’s advancement to state holds sentimental value, as his brother, Zach, missed state qualification in 2019 by less than 1 second.

“It’s weird because he ran a lot faster than me in his regional race,” Moore said. “It almost feels like I don’t deserve it because of that.”

Though Jauregui and Moore advanced, the meet’s results brought a bittersweet end to the season for senior Jada Williams, the girls’ lone representative at the region meet. 

“Lots of us are seniors and we all got really close this year,” she said. “I really think this season was different from the rest.”