Running to State

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Hannah Vollmer

The CP runners take an early lead on their opponents during a meet.

Isabella Carlin, Reporter

For the varsity boy Cross Country runners, the season has been filled with excitement, success, and a shot at a state title. On October 17th, the team placed 3rd in the district, and senior, Nicklaus Brawner, placed 2nd overall. Then on October 28th, the team placed 3rd at the 6A Regional Meet, beating 21 other schools in the area. They are now looking to capture a state title on Saturday, November 9th. 

“One of my goals since the start of summer has been to try and win the state meet. When we first started running to prepare for the upcoming cross country season on May 25th, that was what I had in mind,” senior Nicklaus Brawner said. “After I told Coach Gibson that, we both came to the conclusion that this goal was very achievable.”

At the meet, seniors, David Aguilar, Ben and Jeff Black, Nicklaus Brawner and Jeremy Bourbeau will be competing along with juniors, Chase Nutt and Ethan Williams. For the seniors, this will be their last cross country race in high school. 

“I have loved all four of my years as a member of the cross country team and I couldn’t have asked for a better time,” senior Jeremy Borbeau said. “Long runs, really long runs and even the workouts have been nothing short of amazing. My great teammates and my awesome coach have made my time in Texas amazing, it makes me sad to think that I only have one semester left in this great program.”  

Over the season, the boys have dealt with injuries, slow times, and getting psyched out at meets. They have endured rigorous workouts and trained many hours since May.  With the help and support of Coach Gibson and their teammates, they have overcome their challenges and are ready to run the race of their lives on Saturday afternoon.