Dateline November 21, 2015, The Woodlands, TX: Hoping for a repeat trip to Nike Cross Nationals in consecutive years, the Lady Marauders competed at the Nike South Regional held under cold and muddy conditions on Saturday, November 21st, at The Woodlands, TX, just North of Houston.
The Ladies finished 3rd with a point total of 91, just five points shy of 2nd place Kingwood, with 86 points, and some 13 points behind first place Southlake, finishing with 78 points.
Under similar conditions just two weeks earlier (awful and awfully muddy), the Ladies had persevered and won the Texas State Championship, but alas on this day of “slip sliding away” conditions, their charmed season came to a close when they could not obtain adequate traction to preserve their, to that point, perfect season.
There was some hope for an “at large” bid to the Nike South Nationals, but unfortunately that was not to be. However, the result at the Nike South Regional takes nothing away from a remarkable year and a truly charmed season. Winning a TX State Championship is a tall order, which requires a healthy team that’s peaking at the perfect moment in time. That goal was achieved, along with a Regional and a District Championship.
So if the Cross Country season ended a little bit earlier than desired, that just leaves more time to mount a successful distance track campaign in the Spring.
Also competing at the Nike South Regional in the Girls Open Race, the Girls 2nd Seven had a magnificent performance, finishing 2nd. And from the Boys, both Cole Klashinsky and Parker Brady competed individually in the Boys Championship and Open Races, respectively.
From a season wrap-up stand point – the bottom line and major take away is simply the ladies’ ran like and are your “2015 Class 6A Texas State Champions”! 🙂
Ergo, it was a very good year indeed!