Junior runners race into state meet


Amelia Jauregui

Juniors Andrew Jauregui and Chance Moore race into the state UIL meet Friday. The pair departed from the Nest Thursday with hopes of bringing home a state title.

Michael Coppinger, Sports Reporter

Cross country’s Andrew Jauregui and Chance Moore are competing at the UIL 5A State Championships Friday afternoon at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock. The two juniors hope to make a statement for next year, as the junior-heavy team enters their final season. 

“Both of us are expecting to go back next year,” Jauregui said. “We really want to know who we’re going to be up against.”

This sentiment is shared by Moore, who heads into the race determined to continue the hard work that has led to this point.

“I believe I have accomplished a lot this season,” Moore said. “I want to keep up my consistency and finish in the top 40-50.”

 From the first practice of July, the athletes have ran more than 100 miles. According to coach Ben Manning, this is something that the athletes should take into consideration before they run tomorrow.

“I’m just really proud of the work they’ve put in,” Manning said. “I want them to just go out and have fun and compete.”