And They’re Off: Union Grove Meet Results

The Roughneck and Ladyneck Cross Country teams kicked off the 2018 season at Union Grove on Saturday, August 25th. The weather was hot and steamy, and the course dry and hilly, however these factors didn’t stop the runners from turning out excellent personal performances. Olivia Sipes and Cece Hernandez started their final campaign with 3rd and 7th place finishes in the Varsity girls’ race with times of 13:31 and 13:56. Morgan Benge raced in her debut Varsity meet in 14 minutes flat for an eighth place finish. The JV girls’ race saw strong performances from rookies, Baylee Lyke, 2nd place in 14:49, and Abby Quesenberry, 10th in 15:33. The Varsity girls’ race saw 133 runners compete and in the JV girls’ race 167 competitors crossed the finish line. The JV boys’ race saw a quartet of rookies take to the course. Freshman Nathan Green led all Roughnecks with a 20th place finish in 22:14. Green was followed by Sophomore John Langley in 23rd with a time of 22:31. Alberto Soto, also a freshman, finished the 5k course in 23:38 for 42nd out of 157 runners. The teams are idle this weekend and will return to action September 8th at the Tyler Lee Invitational at UT Tyler. This is traditional a fast course with tons of competitors.

JH XC Information

There will be a meeting for all runners interested in JH XC on Monday, August 20th at 7:30 AM in the Old Middle School Gym. Runners will receive a schedule, t-shirt order form, and information sheet. If you miss the meeting please email Coach Hutchins-Boyett at [email protected] and let her know you are interested in competing this season. The first practice is WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22ND AT 6:20AM. Meet at the Old Middle School gym.

XC Information

T-shirt order form

State Meet Results 2017

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.

Region II Results

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.

District Results at EF

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.

Gilmer Meet Results

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.

District Meet Information

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.

Gilmer Meet Information

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.

Race order:
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