DeManniquinn’s Message for MXC

From Day 1 of this cross country season to present, Janet Marcus DeMannequinn, the first lady of TX HS Cross, has been singularly focused, and so has Marcus Cross.

As a sign of the times, her 2014 message for MXC was simple…CC BBQ 2014

Executing on that isn’t so simple. To get to State, it takes a lot of hard work and sweat equity, a good bit of luck, prayer, daily perseverance, and an ability to deal with adversity and overcome all obstacles. MXC took Janet D’s 2014 message to heart and has been “on message” all season.

To paraphrase another Janet, “The road to Round Rock is long, but you ran it.” Having run your way to State, it’s time now to “Run Like a Champion” and leave it all out there.

Good luck and have lots of fun! “Embrace the Race!”

And remember that a guy named Disney once said “If you can dream it, you can do it” So, keep dreaming, and dare to dream big.

May the force and the course be with you, and may you all B GR8T @ State!



Event: Texas State Cross Country Championship @ Lakeview Pavillion, Old Settlers Park, Round Rock, TX


Street Address: Lakeview Pavillion, Old Settlers Park, off Harrell Parkway, Roundrock, TX

Race Times:

  • Girls 6A Texas State Cross Country Championship 12:30 PM
  • Boys 6A Texas State Cross Country Championship 1:00 PM

Directions: I-35 south to Round Rock. Exit on Hwy 79, exit 253 and turn left (go east on Palm Valley Road). Go 3.2 miles to Old Settlers Park. The park is on the left. Parking is at Dell Diamond with a shuttle service to the course. The course is about 1 mile into the park.

Parking: @ the Dell Diamond Stadium Lot, $5 per car.

Shuttle Bus to Course: Free

Race Admission Fee: $5 per person

Advice: Plan on it taking some time to drive from I-35 exit 253A (on to highway 79, East Palm Valley Road) to the Dell Diamond (there will be traffic), get parked, take the shuttle bus to the race course, and then find the teams to wish them good luck before the first race. It should be very doable with a 7 AM FloMo departure. Consider bringing a folding chair, some water and maybe even a picnic lunch. It should be a great day to race, and cheer on Marcus! We hope to see you there.

State Course 5K Map:

Cross Country Course Map (5K)



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