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MID-COURSE senior Maddy Phan approaches the meadow behind Lavaca High School. Phan placed ninth in the girls division. “As Trevor always says ‘the faster you run the faster you’re done,’” Phan said. BEFORE the Sept. 7 starter’s signal, the teams perform their pre-race huddle ritual. “We felt really good about the races so we decided to huddle and cheer each other on,” senior Sabrina Espinosa said.

boys win meet, senior places first

XC flat terrain brings win

> by Lauren Humphrey

EARLY morning on Sept. 7, runners competed for a top spot on smooth ground in Lavaca. Senior Cole Richard placed first for boys, and Espinosa placed third for girls. Eight members received medals for finishing in the top ten. “Me and my boys ran a good race. The course was flat so it was a little easier. It was pretty fresh,” Richard said. PHOTOS BY LAUREN HUMPHREY


“I was so excited to be done because I left it all out there on the course,” senior Kolten Speaks.

“In the two meets we’ve finished second and first. When the whole boys team runs, we’ll be okay,” cross country coach Brooks Witherspoon said.

Oct. 5 - Chile Pepper Run Oct. 12 - Greenwood Oct. 19 - Van Buren Oct. 29 - Rogers Nov. 9 - State Meet (TBA)