Give Miller Grove Athletic Director and Cross Country Coach Gary Billingsley credit for some thinking outside the box. With rainy weather all around northeast Texas this past weekend, Coach Billingsley took his Hornets and Lady Hornets’ teams all the way to Corpus Christi for the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islander Classic. He probably was also looking for competition that will serve his teams well later on when the stakes are high.
The Lady Hornets competed against 303 runners in Class A through 4A and they finished 9th out of 36 teams. Jolee Fox was 25th in the race. Cassidy Seaney was 28th. Lauren Bullard was 51st. Alexa Pelerose was 119th. Jorja Bessonett was 136th. Lainy Burnett was 149th. Harli Watson was 173rd.
The Hornets competed in the Gold Division with the best runners in all classifications in Region IV. The Hornets were 18th out of 29 teams. There were 217 total runners. Isaiah Billingley was 16th. Grant Earp was 86th. Lance Davis was 121st. Kobe Robertson was 150th. Matt Brignon was 179th. Lexton Sly was 205th.