Boys cross country places 12th at regionals
Competing in regionals in Lubbock, Texas, placing 12th out of 24, on Oct. 25, boys cross country fell short to qualify for the next round in regionals. The boys hoped to place within the top four. The Highlanders individually couldn’t finish within the top 30. Josh Murrillo was the first Highlander to finish the race, finishing in 41st place.
“It was a course we’ve never encountered before. There was a lot more hills than expected,” Murrillo said. Murrillo explained how the hilly course affected his legs causing them to be more tired faster.
Murrillo was sad his team couldn’t go as far as expected but very proud that his team made it this far.
“It was a great experience. I have never encountered this type of competition,” junior Rene Ramirez said. Ramirez finished 75th in the race.
Ramirez said he was amazed at the height of the other runners. Ramirez agrees with other runners that despite losing the race it was an overall experience to go compete. Coach Jerry Shaffer was proud his team did what they did.
“Granted we couldn’t get what we wanted but we came out and competed at a very high level. It is a stepping stool to future meets in future seasons,” coach Shaffer said. Shaffer took the experience and hopes him and his team learn from it.
By Chris Diaz