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Running Shorthanded, Lady Cats Cross Country Team Finish 4th, Wildcats Place 7th At Eustace Meet

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Both the Wildcats and Lady Cats Cross Country Teams had to run shorthanded at a Eustace meet last Thursday. The Lady Cats got 4th place while the Wildcats placed 7th.

Once again the Lady Cats were led by freshman Haylee Shultz who finished 3rd with a time of 13:30.20. The Eustace girls race was on a 2-mile course. Sophomore Mattie Bridges was 11th and sophomore Laney Hurst was 12th. Senior Maurie Flecker was 29th. Sophomore Emily Soto was 43rd. Sophomore Makayla Jimmerson was 47th and sophomore Allison Peckham was 51st.

The Wildcats were led by junior Alex Flecker with a time of 18:17.90. Junior Evan Patrick was next in 19th place. Junior Johnathan Scott was 46th, sophomore Hector Hernandez was 47th and senior Corde Mayo was 52nd.

Sulphur Springs Coach Ross Hicks said the Eustace course was out in a field without a building in sight. He said the course also included six hay bales that runners had to jump over. Saturday the Wildcats and Lady Cats will compete at a Commerce meet. It’s the last tune up for the Wildcats before the District Meet on October 26 in Mount Pleasant.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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