Cryslan Tucker capped off her high school cross country career with second place finish at the UIL Sate Cross Country Meet held at Old Settler’s Park on Saturday, November 4th. Shaynee Tyl also concluded her high school career placing 79th out of 148 runners. Tucker crossed the line in 11:44.61 a new personal record for this course, Tyl followed in 13:08.72. Cryslan and Shaynee were both named to the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas All-Region team for their performances at the Region II meet in October. Tucker was named to the CCCAT All-State team for her efforts Saturday.
Cryslan Tucker and Shaynee Tyl will be returning to Round Rock for the State Cross Country Meet held at Old Settler’s Park on November 4th. This will be the fourth trip for Tucker and third trip for Tyl. Cryslan won the Individual Title at the Regional meet in a time of 11:53. This title would be the third Regional Championship in four trips for Tucker. Tyl finished in 11th place in a time of 12:42. The team finished in 5th place with 146 points out of 24 competing squads with 179 runners competing. CeCe Hernandez finished in 49th, 13:38, Olivia Sipes 554th, 13:42, Katie Williamson 60th, 13:52, and Luisa Soto in 117th, 14:55. Dylan Harris competed in the boys race, placing 50th in a time of 19:18. The boy’s race saw 173 runners.
The White Oak Cross Country teams too home three individual titles at Elysian Fields on Saturday along with a District Championship in the Varsity girls division. Cryslan Tucker started off the morning winning the girls’ individual title with a course record of 12:00 flat. She was followed by teammates Shaynee Tyl, 2nd place, 12:44, and Cece Hernandez 3rd, 13:14. Olivia Sipes, 4th and Katie Williamson, 7th,rounded out the team scoring for the Ladynecks. Luisa Soto placed 14th in 14:42. Tucker’s performance was followed by a first place finish in the JV girls division by Tova Mellby in 15:20. Dylan Harris would defend his boys individual title from a year ago in 16:32. Morgan Benge placed second in the JH girls division with a time of 14:04. Nathan Green raced his best time of 13:39 for a 4th place finish. He was followed by Alberto Soto in 7th, 14:09 and Tristan Blair in 9th, 14:34. This race will wrap up the JH season, but the Varsity runners have earned the right to continue on to the Regional II meet held on October 23rd at Lynn Creek in Grand Prairie.
The Ladyneck and Roughneck Cross Country teams competed at the Gilmer Invitational on Saturday, September 30th. The girls finished in fourth place as a team among a field of twenty teams. Cryslan Tucker led the Ladynecks with a 3rd place finish with a time of 13:37. Shaynee Tyl also collected some hardware with a 9th place finish in 14:13 among 156 competitors. CeCe Hernandez and Katie Williamson finished in 27th and 38th place respectively with times of 15:04 and 15:43. Luisa Soto rounded out the team scoring in 70th place and a time of 16:39. In the boys varsity race, Dylan Harris placed 10th, 17:51, in a field of 177 runners. The Junior High runners kicked off the morning with Morgan Benge placing 9th in a time of 15:25. Benge has placed in the top ten in all of her races this season. In the boys’ race Aidan Kennar led the team in 27th place in 14:52. Nathan Green improved on his performance from last week finishing in 15:20 for a 56th place. Green was followed by teammates Alberto Soto in 88th, 16:05, and Tristan Blair in 95th, 16:21. The teams will compete in their District meet on Saturday, October 7th at Elysian Fields High School. The races are slated ti begin at 8:30 with the Varsity girls race.
The District meet will be held at Elysian Fields HS on Saturday, October 7th. We will meet at the shed at 6:00 and leave at 6:15. This will be the last race of the season for the Junior High runners. After their races, they may ride home with their parents. All Junior High runners should make sure and wear sweats to the race on Saturday, the weather is normally cooler this time of year. They do not need extra layers under they uniform. They will also turn in their uniform after they run, so they need sweats to wear home.
This is also a rolling start so the race times are approximate
8:30 AM Varsity Girls 2 Mile
9:00 AM Varsity Boys 5k
9:30 AM Junior Varsity Girls 2 mile
10:00 AM Junior Varsity Boys 5K
10:30 AM Middle School Girls 2 Mile
11:00 AM Middle School Boys 2 Mile
Awards following last race
Pictures for the JH runners will be Wednesday, October 4th at 6:40AM. We will meet like we normally do at 6:20. The runners need to wear their uniform and running shoes to practice for pictures.
We will travel to Gilmer for the Buckeye Invitational on Saturday, September 30th.
Race location: Gilmer Elementary 1625 US 271 North. The school is located just past the Walmart on 271 on the left hand side.
8:30 JH Girls
9:00 JH Boys
9:20 Varsity Girls
9:40 Varsity Boys
10:00 JV Girls
We will meet at the shed at 6:45 and leave at 7:00
The 8th Annual Pine Tree Pig Trot and Puddle Jump did not disappoint. This weekend the runners tackled a challenging true-to-form cross country course. The terrain was rugged with two distinctly challenging hills, one at the beginning of the course and one right before the homestretch to the finish. The runners approached the course with grit and determination, which resulted in excellent times for this course. Dylan Harris won the 4A-1A 5k division in a time of 17:26. The girls finished fourth as a team in a field of 16 teams. Cryslan Tucker finished second in 12:42, Shaynee Tyl 11th in 13:42, followed by CeCe Hernandez in 24th place in a time of 14:33. Katie Williamson, 36th, and Luisa Soto, 63rd, rounded out the team scoring this week in a field of 125 runners running 15:10 and 16:30 respectively. This week the Junior High Runners returned to action. Morgan Benge collected some hardware finishing 6th, 15:04, in girls race of 196 runners. Benge ran a very good tactical race moving from 9th to 6th place mid-way through the last hill and holding off a late surge at the end. In the boys race, Aidan Kennar led the roughnecks in 34th place in a time of 13:52. Kennar was followed by teammates Nathan Green in 62nd, 15:02, and Alberto Soto, 97th place in 16:01. Tristan Blair, 155th, 18:16 and Devin Dies, 180th, 20:41 rounded out the team scoring in a race that saw 196 competitors. The teams will travel to Gilmer this weekend for their final tune-up before district on October 7th at Elysian Fields
This week we will return to action at the Pine Tree Pig Trot and Puddle Jump at Katy’s Ranch (see map below). The JH will return to action at this notoriously tough course. It is a true trail course spanning different terrains and natural obstacles, like ponds and hills. We will meet at 6:30 and leave at 6:45 Saturday morning. This meet uses a “rolling start” format. This means as one race finishes the next race starts. The times below are only estimated, so arrive early so you don’t miss the race.
Varsity Boys 9:00
Varsity Girls 10:00
JV Girls 10:20
JH Boys 10:40
JH Girls 11:00
The White Oak Cross Country teams tackled the course at Lear Park on Friday, September 15th. In the boys Open 5k division Dylan Harris finished 11th in a time of 17:16 in a field that saw 138 runners compete. The girls team finished fourth among 25 teams in the 1A-4A Varsity division. Cryslan Tucker led the Ladynecks this week with a 4th place finish in 12:21. Shaynee Tyl and Olivia Sipes also collected some hardware this week, placing 9th and 12th respectively. CeCe Hernandez raced to 25th place followed by Katie Williamson, 34th, and Luisa Soto 96th in a race of 195 competitors. Tova Mellby collected hardware for the second week in a row with a sixth place finish in the JV girls race. The runners will be back in action on Saturday, September 23 at the Pine Tree Pig Trot and Puddle Jump held at Katy’s Race. This is traditional Cross Country trail course with lots of trail running, hills, and wooded areas.
The Cross Country runners enjoyed a cool running morning last Saturday at the campus of UT Tyler. The race hosted by Tyler Lee is traditional big and fast; hosting many schools from around East Texas and DFW area. This year did not disappoint. The Ladynecks placed fourth among the 1A-4A teams losing to Eustace by 1 point. Cryslan Tucker raced to a third place finish in 11:56. Shaynee Tyl, 12:20, 12th and Olivia Sipes, 12:33, 17th rounded out top twenty finishes. They were followed by teammates Katie Williamson in 44th,13:20, CeCe Hernandez in 46th, 13:21 and Luisa Soto, 155th in 15:58. This was a big meet with over 200 runners in the girls race. Tova Mellby made her American running debut in the JV girls’ race finishing in 5th place in a time of 13:41. She also earned her first race medal. Dylan Harris finished 8th in a time of 16:38 while competing in the boys Open Division. The Roughnecks and Ladynecks will be back in action on Friday for the Hallsville Invitational at Lear Park in Longview.