Who run the world? GIRLS

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Gema Sanchez leading the varisty race
Gema Sanchez leading the varisty race

“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.

The Cross Country Junior Varisty Team gather for a picture
The Cross Country Junior Varisty Team gather for a picture

 

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.

Gema Sanchez

Alexis Segura

Amelia Fisher

Augusta Dexheimer

Cassandra Garcia

Trinh Ha

Oceane Maher

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.

Myra Noralez is a senior at the Ann Richards School. She has been a staff writer for the Polaris Press since it was founded 3 years ago. Myra is a cross country runner, and basketball player. When not doing school related activities you can usually find Myra giving back to her community, or hanging out with friends and family. You can almost always find her surfing the Yahoo page, or watching videos on YouTube. The motto Myra lives by is “ A day without laughter is a day wasted.” -Charlie Chaplin. She hopes the paper continues to excel, and eventually reach the stars.

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