The Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Teams met up with some solid competition from the Metroplex at a Regional Course Preview last Saturday (September 14) at the Jesse Owens Sports Complex in Dallas. The Lady Cats were 14th out of 23 teams and the Wildcats were 15th. Sulphur Springs Cross Country Coach Ross Hicks said his teams were a mixed bag Saturday. About half of the runners were great and the other half did not have their best races. The Lady Cats were again led by Sydney Washburn and Laney Hurst who both finished in the top thirty. Coach Hicks said they competed well. The third Lady Cats finisher was Kenia Herrera who Coach Hicks said had the fastest final mile for the Lady Cats. Freshmen Makayla Jimmerson and Mattie Bridges were the fourth and fifth Lady Cats’ finishers. Coach Hicks said both did not have their best races and he said he talked with them about it. For the Wildcats, they were again led by senior Christian Palomino who was 28th in the race. Coach Hicks said Palomino was very disappointed in his race. Coach Hicks said Palomino was one spot away from going to the state meet on the same course a year ago. He said Palomino’s time was more than a minute off of his time last year. Sophomore Jose Mejia finished up right on the heels of Palomino. Sophomore Evan Patrick was the third Wildcats finisher. Coach Hicks said he is getting faster and faster. Camden Fuller finished next for the Wildcats. Coach Hicks said he seems to be turning into a leader. The next Wildcats finisher was senior Chase Berry, who Coach Hicks said had stepped up the last month. Coach Hicks said he feels both teams have a lot more in them and he’s trying to get it out of them. Next on the Wildcats and Lady Cats schedule is another strong meet this Saturday, this one at Myers Park in McKinney hosted by Lovejoy. Coach Hicks said they have an Elite Meet and one for other 5A and 6A schools.
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