Cross Country runner advanced to region

Freshman Kaitlyn Asher advanced to region by placing 8th in the girls’ varsity race at the district meet held on Thursday, October 12 at the Texas A&M Equestrian Center. Other individual finishers included Brendan Mack who earned 13th in the varsity boys’ race and Rossy Esquivel who earned 13th in the girls’ JV race. The […]

Leading the pack: Junior steps up in leadership role with cross country team

The alarm sounds. It’s 5AM, and the only option is to wake up and get to practice. So they pushes themselves out of bed, get ready, and beats the sun to the horizon. Day after day. This is the ritual of the cross country team, 56 members who have been undaunted by the early morning practices. With such a big team, team captain junior Nick Defoy has taken charge and became a leader on the team in practice, at meets, and in the classroom.

Cross country team places at Weimar High School Invitational

The cross country team competed Sat., Sept. 30 at Weimar High School against 18 teams. The girls varsity team placed 6th overall, with Kaitlyn Asher earning 9th as an individual. The boys varsity team placed 2nd overall, with Brendan Mack earning 4th, De’Arse Howard earning 13th and Oswalsdo Diaz earning 19th individually; The JV girls […]

Cross Country finishes season looking to future

The cross country team competed in the district meet where the varsity girls finished 4th, the varsity boys finished 5th, JV girls finished 4th and and the JV boys finished 5th.

Running man: Senior cross country captain leads team to finish line

Practice starts before the sun rises. Most students are still in bed while the cross country team laces up their shoes and hit the road running. Senior Nathaniel Steel serves as captain on the cross country team and has continued to improve throughout his high school career. After running cross country in middle school, Nathan joined the team in high school to continue his running career.

Freshmen boys cross country earns second

The cross country team competed against 72 teams at the McNeil Invitational in RoundRock on October 1. Varsity boys placed 36th Varsity girls placed 38th JV boys placed 31st JV girls placed 39th Freshmen boys placed 2nd Freshman individual awards: Sam Reyes placed 13th Charly Perez 15th Rueben Morales 19th Caleb Peterson 20th Patrick Foreman […]

Cross country athletes place at meet

Boys varsity, boys JV and girls JV placed 3rd out of 13 teams. Boys Varsity: Nathaniel Steels placed 10th Mark Hawkins placed 14th Boys JV: Xavien DeLaRosa placed 9th Damian Spikes placed 11th Nathan Phillips placed 12th and Parker Adams placed 14th Girls JV: Rossy Esquivel placed 7th and Lupita Urbano placed

Spirit Rally to be held Wed, Aug. 19

The Viking Club has partnered with band, cheer, and Shy-Anne boosters to host a Spirit Rally to assist in unifying these boosters and students to grow Viking Spirit. Please come out and support these organizations as well as the football, volleyball, and cross country teams! When: August 19, 6-8 pm Where: Silver Campus Cafeteria Hot […]

There’s no ‘I’ in team: Cross country member impacts team unity

After crossing the finish line to earn first place at the Nacogdoches meet, freshman cross country member Samantha Hernandez ran half the race again. JV member sophomore Brooke Weaver suffered from a hip injury and was struggling to finish the race. Samantha went back and finished the race again, stride-by-stride, with Weaver.

Racing for time: Student leads in sport, organization on campus

The pressures of school, cross country practices, and being senior class president, are only the beginning of senior Seanna Rodriguez’s neverending agenda. While she struggles for the time to commit to cross country, she manages to be the light for the team and an influence amongst the younger members.

Cross country runners place at Anderson meet

The Cross Country team participated in a meet at Anderson. The following runners received medals: Samantha Hernandez, 4th place Varsity Girls Lauren Yancy, 9th place JV Girls Morgan Murdock, 13th place JV Girls Daniel Tillman, 15th place JV Boys

Keeping pace, students make strides

Whether it is for exercise or for other self-motivated reasons, many students are active members of the cross-country team, even if that means having to deal with the difficulty of being at school to run at 7:30 each morning.

Cross-country is a one-event sport in which the girls run 2 miles and the boys run 3.1 miles. Practices frequently push further, going up to 4.5 miles.