Pine Tree Pig Trot and Puddle Jump

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 also make their debut 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
JH Boys 10:40
JH Girls 11:00

JH uniforms will be passed out on Wednesday. Please wear your uniforms and race shoes to the meet. You should wear either your XC shirt or a WO shirt over your uniform top and if you want long shorts over your uniform shorts (it’s up to you). Bring a snack and water or Gatorade. I will have a cooler for your drinks, bring a bag for your stuff. ALL runners should eat something when they get up or bring it with them. You will be very hunger by race time if you don’t have breakfast.


Tyler Lee Invitational Meet Results

The White Oak Cross Country team enjoyed cooler temperatures and cloudy skies at the campus of UT Tyler this morning. The Ladynecks and Roughnecks started their morning with the first race of the day in the 5k Open Division. Traditionally this is a huge meet with fast times. By the end of the day more than 1400 runners and 50 teams would compete. Dylan Harris and Cryslan Tucker led the charge this morning. Harris finished 21st in a time of 17:39, improving on this time last week. Cryslan earned her first hardware of the season placing 9th in a racing time of 20:25. The girls race would see 114 competitors complete the course, followed by 174 runners in the boys race. This week the runners will be idle and return to action at the notorious Pine Tree Pig Trot and Puddle Jump at Katy’s Ranch in Kilgore on September 24th. The Junior High runners will also make their racing debut.

Race Results:
Boys Race 174 runners
Dylan Harris 21st 17:46
Zach Herring 94th 19:39
Logan Sells 141 21:22

Girls Race 114 runners 5th place team finish
Cryslan Tucker 9th 20:25
Shaynee Tyl 23rd 22:04
Olivia Sipes 27th 22:12
CeCe Hernandez 37th 22:50
Katie Williamson 66th 24:15
Luisa Soto 72nd 24:31
Jaci Wallace 104th 26:49
Riley Edmondson competed in the race but her chip did not activate


The Ladynecks and Roughnecks kicked off the 2016 season at the Backwoods Gallop held at LeTourneau University today. Juniors Dylan Harris and Shaynee Tyl led the way for White Oak. Tyl finished the 2 mile course in 13:42 for a fifth place finish, while Harris captured the Individual title in boys race. He finished the 5k course in 18:13. The girls finished fifth out sixteen teams for the day. Olivia Sipes, 13:53, and Zach Herring, 19:29, also brought home some hardware for White Oak with their eighth and fifteenth place finishes. The Roughnecks and Ladynecks return to action next weekend at the Tyler Lee Invitational held at the UT TYLER campus.
Race Results:
Girls Varsity: 126 Runners 5th place team finish
Shaynee Tyl 13:42 5th
Olivia Sipes 13:53 8th
Katie Williamson 15:14 27th
Luisa Soto 15:41 33rd
Jaci Wallace 16:42 56th
Riley Edmondson 17:26 69th

Boys Race: 110 Runners
Dylan Harris 1st 18:13
Zach Herring 15th 19:29
Logan Sells 21:25

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