Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross County Teams Get Glimpse of Main District Foes at Saturday Tri-Meet
The Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Teams open their season Saturday (August 17) in an unusual fashion. Both teams will run in a tri-meet at Royse City against the host and Mount Pleasant. That means the expected top three teams in the district will be getting an early look at each other. Like in intrasquad meets to open the season in the past, Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks will use Saturday’s run to determine which runners will be on the varsity and which ones will run on the JV team. Coach Hicks said his runners have been working hard all summer and he said numbers in the program are at a high point in his four years as head coach. For the Lady Cats, Coach Hicks said he will have returning seniors Ashley Noe and Sydney Washburn as well as junior Maurie Flecker and sophomore Jessica Yanez. New freshmen runners include Lainie Hurst, Maddie Bridges and Emily Soto. For the Wildcats, they will be led by senior Christian Palomino and sophomore Jose Mejia. Coach Hicks says he also has a talented new group of freshman boys. Coach Hicks assistant Cross Country Coach is Brian Jones.