Marcus XC Does GR8 @ ST8!: Girls Varsity Takes 3rd & Boys Varsity Takes 5th

Dateline November 10, 2012 – Round Rock, Texas:  On a warm, blustery day just North of Austin, both the Marcus Marauders Cross Country Boys Varsity and Girls Varsity Teams toed the line to vie for the 2012 5A Texas UIL Cross Country Championship.

Cheered on by a horde of roving fans, both teams performed more than admirably – they performed absolutely GR8 @ ST8!!!!

The MXC Girls Varsity placed 3rdoverall, the MXC Boys Varsity placed 5th overall, Sophomore Logan Hendrix received an individual medal finishing 10th and all Marcus runners today displayed great sportsmanship and the true heart of a Champion.

A Champion
By Brian Ford

A Champion isn’t someone that always comes in first,
A Champion isn’t someone that is the best,
A Champion isn’t someone that tells how good he or she is,
A Champion isn’t someone that has to be a champion.
A Champion is someone that has the heart to come in first,
A Champion is someone that tries his or her hardest to become the best,
A Champion is someone that shows, not tells, how good he or she is,
A Champion is someone who is already a champion,
because he or she has already accomplished their goals.                                                    A Champion is someone that strives to become                                                            better, stronger, faster, harder to beat.                                                                               Yes, a lot of you can say you are a winner,                                                                           but are you a champion?

To the question posed above we can emphatically answer YES!  All MXCers ran like Champions today!

Here’s a link to the overall TX State Championship Results: State 2012 and here’s how Marcus did:

#3 Marcus Girls Varsity Total:105 (9 10 15 30 41 *52 *63)
9 Sydney Brown 18:28.90 
10 Madeline Reed 18:29.80
15 Peyton Brown 18:59.00
30 Miciah Derenzo 19:29.90
41 Natalie Polei 19:57.70
52 Emma Blair 20:15.90*
63 Devon Cruz 20:40.70* 
Total Time: 1:35:26 Average: 19:05.06 1-5 Split: 1:29                                                   Overall Girls Varsity 5A Results

#5 Marcus Boys Varsity Total: 116 (7 22 26 28 33 *35 *36
7 Logan Hendrix 15:34.60
22 Evan Durrill 16:26.50 
26 Jacob Babbidge 16:31.60
28 Adam Steele 16:33.90
33 Drew Guenther 16:37.10
35 Luke Hendrix 16:39.10*
36 Luke Page 16:39.60*
Total Time: 1:21:44 Average: 16:20.74 1-5 Split: 1:03                                                  Overall Boys Varsity 5A Results

Webmaster Note: Link to the Marauder Pride Page and article

Next Up: NOV 17 – Nike South Regional Championship @ Bear Creek Sports Complex, The Woodlands, TX http://goo.gl/maps/uLI5 (aka 5505 Research Forest Dr, The Woodlands, TX 77381, in proximity of Faith Bible Church)

State Championship Photos to be posted later this week. 🙂 Please post photos you took to the Marcus Shutterfly site! Meantime, please enjoy this mini photo gallery!:

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