Yesterday, the boys and girls cross country teams competed at the Regional Meet in Huntsville. To say the conditions were less than ideal would be an understatement. The course was so bad that runners were literally losing their shoes in the mud. Nevertheless, both Eustace teams ran well and both are advancing to the state cross country meet!
The girls ran the first race of the day and finished in 2nd place at the regional meet. They were led by Chanda Westbrook who finished 7th overall with a time of 13:55. Skye Burns placed 15th with a time of 14:19; Molly McAtee placed 25th at 14:36; Chloe Moore was 28th at 14:38; Cara Henson was 30th at 14:41; Reece Thorn placed 40th at 14:03; and, Shelby White was 75th at 15:55. Overall, the girls had a team score of 93. This is the second year in a row that the girls have placed 2nd at the regional meet. Last year, they went on to win the state championship.
The boys ran after the girls and finished as regional champs! They were led by Ericsen Gudjohnsen who placed 3rd overall with a time of 18:14. The boys then had a group of three runners finish back to back: Zane Arambulla – 11th 18:57; Andrew Page – 12th 19:10; and, Gabe Purselley – 13th 19:15. Brandon Richardson placed 17th at 19:32. Nicholas Westbrook placed 32nd at 20:13, and Ben Warren placed 49th at 20:51. Overall, the boys team had a score of 50 which was 33 points ahead of 2nd place.
Both teams will run at the state meet on November 7th in Round Rock. The girls will run at 8:30 AM and the boys will follow at 9:00 AM. Congratulations to all the runners for their performance at the regional meet. Also, congratulations to our High School cross country coaches Josh Sypert and Kenneth Henderson. A special thank you to all the parents and other supporters for making the trip to Huntsville!
Videos of parts of the races and the awards ceremonies will be posted to the district’s YouTube channel later today.
Today, the High School volleyball teams will host Rice in the last district game of the season. The JV game will start at 5:00. The varsity game will follow. The varsity team has already secured second place in the district and will face Gladewater Sabine next Tuesday at 6:00 PM at Tyler Junior College for the bi-district championship.
This week is Red Ribbon Week. There will be activities at the campuses all week long.
Tuesday – TSI Testing – High School; HS District Volleyball v. Rice – 5:00
Wednesday – MS Fall Sports Pictures
Thursday – MS and JV football v. Teague – 5:00
Friday – Varsity District Football at Teague – 7:30
I want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding in dealing with the delays and cancellations from last week’s rain. It is greatly appreciated.
I hope everyone has a great week!