by Stan Sowers.
This past weekend several of our athletes competed in the White Rock Marathon Relay while Coach Gene Myers ran the half marathon and Coach Josh Sypert ran the full marathon. The White Rock Marathon held in Dallas each year has become one of the top marathons in the nation with thousands of participants. Athletes are allowed to chose rather they run in the marathon itself, the half marathon, or in a 5 person relay.
Entering in the high school female marathon relay were athelets Nancy Murff, Kaylan Morton, Shelby Stegent, Jaqlynn Bless, and Amalie Arambula. The girls relay had an impressive 3rd place finish. The boys team consisted of athletes Johnny Lee, Greg Haynes, Brett Miner, Zach Bennett, and Zach Arambula. They finished 7th in a very competitive field. Coach Myers and parent Johnny Lee Sr. completed the 13.1 mile half marathon in 2:36 min. and 1:40 min. respectfully. Saving the best for last, or very own head boys and girls cross country coach Josh Sypert finished the marathon in an impressive time of 3:07.00 qualifying him for the Boston Marathon.
Congratulations to all for their great effort , for showing continued dedication to their sport, and for helping benefit the Scottish Rite Hospital for Children.