BackWoods Gallop

This week’s meet will be at Le Tourneau University¬† in Longview. The meet is hosted by East Texas Charter School and they have provided a link with directions and parking suggestions Meet Info.
We will meet at the shed on Saturday morning at 7:15

Race Schedule:
Varsity Girls: 9:30
Varsity Boys:10:00
JV Girls: 10:30

August Practice Schedule

Here is the August Practice Schedule for mandatory XC practice. If you miss a workout you will make it up. The time listed is when we will start workout, arrange to be at practice 10-15 beforehand so we can start on time. Bring a long towel for stretching and core work and a short washcloth type towel for the ice bucket, and water. I will have Gatorade for you.

Monday, 8/1 6:30-8:30AM at SHED
Tuesday, 8/2 6:30-8:30AM at Penick Park and 5-6PM at SHED
Wednesday, 8/3 6:30-8:30AM SHED
Thursday, 8/4 6:30-8:30AM Penick Park and 5-6PM at SHED
Friday, 8/5 6:00-8:30AM MEET at SHED at 6:00 we will leave around 6:15 for BOORMAN

Monday, 8/8 6:30-8:30AM at SHED
Tuesday, 8/9 6:30-8:30AM at Penick Park and 5-6PM at SHED
Wednesday, 8/10 6:00-8:30AM meet at SHED at 6:00 we will leave around 6:15 for BOORMAN
Thursday, 8/11 6:30-8:30AM at SHED and 5-6PM at SHED
Friday, 8/12 6:00-8:30AM at SHED

Monday, 8/15 4-6PM at SHED
Tuesday, 8/16 4-6PM at SHED
Wednesday, 8/17 6-7:30AM at SHED
Thursday, 8/18 4-6PM at Penick Park
Friday, 8/19 6:30-8:30AM at SHED
Saturday, 8/20 Meet at 6:20-8:45AM at SHED we will leave around 6:30 for BOORMAN

Once we start School we will meet from 4-6PM Monday,Tuesday, and Thursday at the SHED. We will meet Wednesday mornings from 6:00-7:00AM at the Stadium. We will discuss practices once we start.

Region III Results

“There is no such thing as bad weather just soft people”

Bill Bowerman (Legendary Oregon Coach and Co-Founder of Nike)

This quote hangs on the wall in our home away from home known as “The Shed”. And this quote could not have been more evident after today’s performances in wet, soggy, muddy Huntsville. The Ladynecks and Roughnecks turned out some great individual and collective team performances today to cap off another outstanding season. We will be sending four individuals on to Round Rock to represent White Oak at the State Meet held at Old Settler’s Park on November 7th. Seniors Clay McNeese and Garrett Stephenson turned out great performance running in their third Regional Championships. Clay will move on to Round Rock as a state qualifier. Garrett capped off his career with a top 40 finish. Dylan Harris also raced to a first time State appearance, qualifying in 5th place. Earlier in the morning, Shaynee Tyl and Olivia Sipes raced to 8th and 9th places to secure a qualifying spot for the State meet. Good weather, bad weather, solid ground or shifting sand; the Ladynecks and Roughnecks have taken all it in stride, learned to race along the way, and learned a little something about themselves too.

GIRLS RACE: Team 10th place out of 24 teams (172 runners)
8th Shaynee Tyl 14:02.9
9th Olivia Sipes 14:03.8
46th CeCe Hernandez 15:14.6
122nd Jaci Wallace 17:10.9
127th Luisa Soto 17:26.2
133rd Bella Sacco 17:47.6
149th Sydney Simpson 18:13.5

BOYS RACE: Team 7th Place out of 24 teams (167 Runners)
5th Dylan Harris 18:20.4
15th Clay McNeese 19:30.0
38th Garrett Stephenson 20:25.2
92th Zach Herring 22:23.6
129th Michael Laughlin 23:53.8

Weather Update for Huntsville

It looks like rain and cool weather is in the forecast from Thursday until Tuesday in Huntsville. In order to prepare for this I have included a list of “extras” for the meet to pack with your runner. I will also tell them but just to make sure the message gets home.
*small umbrella (I will bring some golf size ones but a small one for personal use is sufficient)
*Old shoes for the course on Sunday, Save race day shoes for Monday
*extra socks at least 4 (there’s nothing worse then wet and cold feet)

I will have trash bags for them to use.
I would be be prepared for yourself as well. I plan on bringing my rainboots


JH pictures will be Monday at 7AM in the NMS gym

They should wear their uniform to pictures and change afterwards. Make sure to bring a change of clothes with you and your backpack or drawstring bag to turn in.

Picture packets will be available on Monday. Your runner can take one home on Monday and decide which picture packet you would like to purchase


The Ladynecks claimed the first three spots and the District title today. Olivia Sipes led the Ladynecks with a 12:31.44 first place finish just edging out Shaynee Tyl in 12:31.84. CeCe Hernandez was right behind them in third with a time of 12:51. Bella Sacco also finished in the top ten in ninth to collect some hardware. In the boys race Clay McNeese finished in second place in 16:29, followed by teammate Dylan Harris in third (16:38).

Varsity Girls: Team Finish 1st Number of Runners 33
Olivia Sipes 1st 12:31
Shaynee Tyl 2nd 12:31
CeCe Hernandez 3rd 12:51
Bella Sacco 9th 13:45
Jaci Wallace 15th 14:26
Luisa Soto 16th 14:34
Sydney Simpson 23rd 15:37

Varsity Boys: Team Finish 3rd Number of Runners 23
Clay McNeese 2nd 16:29
Dylan Harris 3rd 16:38
Garrett Stephenson 14th 18:06
Zach Herring 18th 19:18
Michael Laughlin 21st 21:15

In the JH girls race, Katie Williamson (13:44) captured the individual team title and led the Ladynecks to a first place team title. Katie was followed by a pack of Ladynecks, placing seven runners in the top 10.Stephen Thomas placed

JH Girls: Team 1st Number of Runners 26
Katie Williamson 1st 13:44
Jaden James 3rd 14:46
Korbyn Hamilton 4th 14:47
Alyssa Hall 5th 14:48
Kadyn Scott 6th 14:51
Baleigh Elliot 8th 14:58
Kaylyn Terry 10th 15:04
Mattie Simpson 17th 16:01

JH Boys: Number of Runners 21
Stephen Thomas 4th 13:22
Austyn Smith 13th 14:25
Ryan Banks 19th 16:27