Girls Cross Country – The Lady Longhorn Varsity Cross Country team competed in the Friday Night Lights meet on August 30 in The Woodlands. The Lady Longhorns finished 9th out of 23 teams in the Varsity B competition. There were 190 competitors. Top runners for the girls’ Varsity included senior Heather Haig who finished 22nd, freshman Grayson Thomas who finished 27th, sophomore Alexis Aikens who finished 43rd, junior Elizabeth Hinz who finished 85th, and sophomore Sydney Heikkila who finished 106th. Senior Mariana Castaneda and Freshman Lauren Ingrassia assisted with the team total, placing 115th and 124th.
Our JV Girls Cross Country Team placed 20th out of 27 teams at the Friday Night Lights meet in the Woodlands as well. Personal records were set as the ladies worked hard this first meet. Brooke Shipley, Elena Gehlie, Sarah Knizner, Lauren Appel, Taylor Dowden, Sophia Keast, Kelly Davila, Emily Tehrnai and Marissa Vrba all contributed to the team total.
Boys Cross Country – The boys cross country team also kicked off their season at Friday Night Lights. They ran well, beating out several of the top-ranked teams in the state. Jordan Janer and Chandler Heikkila led the way, finishing 5th and 14th overall, with strong performances from Alex Sims, Jullian Muffaro, Jacob Nava, and Jacob Triesch. The team finished sixth overall in the 4A/5A division. The Varsity B team also ran well together, finishing 6th in their race. The freshman team finished 8th overall.