Cross country clocks in a first place finish


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ross country attended their second meet of the season and secured top finishes. Junior Sydni Wilkins finished first in the girls’ open varsity division, and junior Jack Voehringer finished in the top half of the boys’ elite varsity.

Vaughn Perez, Sports Reporter

Cross country breezed through their first 5k of the 2022 season at Saturday’s Southlake Carroll Invite.

“Saw some good competitiveness and times from the kids, the varsity girls won their race and the boys in elite and open varsity all did well too,” coach Ben Manning said. “Based on the results from this meet, we’ve locked in a full team for the boys elite and varsity and we’ll be moving the girls from open varsity to the elite division.”

Junior Sydni Wilkins continued her dominant performance from their last meet, placing first out of 271 racers in the girls’ open varsity division, leading the girls to finish first overall.

“I was definitely not expecting to get first considering there were 271 girls in my race, but I used the girls in front of me as motivation to keep going,” Wilkins said. “I’m going to focus on and work hard in practice and I expect the team to do well as a whole because we’re figuring out how to run with each other.”

Finishing in the top half of more than 330 in the boys’ elite varsity, junior Jack Voehringer used this meet to see what he needs to work on for future meets.

“This meet allowed me to know what splits and times I should aim for in practice to improve my overall performance and learn from my mistakes so I can fix them for the later half of the season,” Voehringer said. “I was a little gassed after finishing but the work we put in during the week allowed us to be in good enough shape to run these long races and as we continue practicing, these longer meets will get easier to run.”