The Lady Cats Cross Country Team finished second and the Wildcats third as both teams qualified for the Regional Meet at the District Meet Wednesday (October 9) in Mount Pleasant. The Lady Cats were just 16 points behind Mount Pleasant. The Wildcats came in behind Mount Pleasant and Royse City, just 3 points behind the Bulldogs. The Lady Cats were led by senior Sydney Washburn who finished third overall while running her best time on the Mount Pleasant course. Freshman Laney Hurst was fourth in the race and ran a personal best. Junior Maurie Flecker also finished in the top ten. Next for the Lady Cats was freshman Mattie Bridges, then junior Kenia Herrera, freshman Makayla Jimmerson and senior Ashley Noe. The Lady Cats JV won district. For the Wildcats, they were led by senior Christian Palomino who finished eighth in the race. Sophomore Jose Mejia was tenth. Camden Fuller was thirteenth overall. All three earned top fifteen medals. Sophomore Evan Patrick was just out of the medals at sixteenth although an official gave him a medal and then took it away. Sulphur Springs Coach Ross Hicks said that would inspire Patrick to earn a medal next year. All four top Wildcats ran personal best times. Next for the Wildcats were sophomore Alex Flecker, senior Chase Berry and senior Ricardo Torres. The Wildcats JV also won district. The Wildcats and Lady Cats will compete at the Regional Meet on October 28 at the Jesse Owens Sports Complex in Dallas.
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