“It’s not only about being physically prepared, but also mentally. You have to be up there, and you can’t let anybody pass you,” says the team’s star racer, Gema Sanchez.
Both Varsity and Jr. Varsity team win first place in their district meet. This is only a continuance of the success from the year before.
Varsity wins with all seven of the racers taking medals. Uniform blue blurs crossing the finish, one after another.
The announcer calls out the stars’ names, the name of Ann Richards emphasized over and over again.
The Junior Varsity girls have quite an act to follow. If they want to place, they must stick together. This is exactly what they do– and it pays off.
Dominating the race in size, and place. Racers in black come in one after another.
JV goes home with all the gold. All ten medals.
“I am very proud of the girls, and all that they accomplished. Seeing how hard they worked, and how early they get up in the morning, for them to be successful is a real thrill,” says Coach Patrick Lantzy.
The cross country runners aren’t the only ones who got up bright and early. The volleyball team shows their support at district: lining the sidelines and roaring with cheers.
“They really kicked butt. I know I couldn’t do that, it was pretty cool,” says Alexys Garza, Junior and member of the Varsity volleyball team.
With sports teams supporting each other, school spirit is thick in the air.
Though they have already come a long way, Varsity still competes for regionals: last race of the year, on November 2 in San Antonio.
“This weekend they’ll have down. Next week we’ve got a mile time trial, and a hard workout on the track, then we’ll rest up for a week, and see what happens,” says Coach.