Our head cross country coach, Josh Sypert, provided a full account of the cross country results from Friday:
The cross country teams competed at Lear Park, in Longview, TX at the Hallsville Cross Country Invite on Friday, September 5, 2015.
The varsity girls ran two varsity teams in the 4A and under division. The gold varsity team placed 1st competing against 32 teams and 203 individuals. They were led by Chanda Westbrook who placed first and ran a 12:23, next was a pack of Bulldogs, Shelby White who placed 9th, Chloe Moore who placed 10th, Cara Henson placed 11th, Destinie Culpepper placed 12th, and Skye Burns placed 15th. The purple varsity team placed fourth out of the 32 team represented there, only missing second behind our gold team by 11 points, they were led by Molly McAtee who placed 23rd, next was Reese Thorne who placed 27th, Brooke McAtee placed 35th, Arian Mcdonald, placed 39th, Jacey Warner placed 40th, and Alyssa Shaddox place 47th.
The varsity boys had two varsity teams as well; one team competed in the open division (6A and under) and one team competed in the 4A and under division. The gold varsity team placed fourth out of 18 teams and 147 individuals. They were led by Ericsen Gudjohnsen who placed third overall and ran a 17:06, next was Brandon Richardson who placed 26th, Zane Arambula placed 30th, Gabe Purselley placed 33rd, and Andrew Page placed 50th. In the 4A and under division, the purple varsity team placed 2nd out of 28 teams and 234 individuals. They were led by Mike Wong who placed 16th, next was Bucky Womble who placed 21st, then Ben Warren and Nick Westbrook placed 25th and 26th, Cade Yates finished 47th, Cameron Carpender finished 50th, Micah Zimmerer finish 65th, and Matthew Melton finished 104th.
The JV girls placed 2nd out of 16 teams and 161 individuals. They were led by Lilly Sorrells who placed 5th, next was Yasmine Washington who placed 7th, Breanna Ragan finished 16th, Gracie Woodland finished 46th, MacKenzie Nolan finished 49th, and Brooke Caldwell finished 90th.
The Bulldog Cross Country team competes in Canton this Saturday, September 19, 2015.