Waxahachie’s cross country team competed in Arlington last Friday on the same course the Region II meet will be ran on later this fall.
The girls team finished ninth and the boys finished eighth. “We continued to see improvement and that is what our main goal is,” head coach Joni Vaughan said. “It was a smaller race so we enjoyed it.”
The Lady Indians were led by Rebecca Chagnon, who finished with a personal and team-best time of 14:35.
She was followed by Danielle Tesei (14:47) and Monica Jaramillo (15:01).
Other varsity runners were Morgan Calvert, Jerrica Jaramillo, Megan Willoughby and Hilary Hernandez.
The junior varsity girls finished eighth and were led by Krista Minton, who finished with a time of 16:56.
Other junior varsity runners included Leigha Minton, Alicia Schaeffer, Kortney Clark and Katelyn Neff.
Waxahachie’s varsity boys team had two finish in the top 35 with Tyler Federwisch taking the top spot for the Indians with a time of 17:59 which was good enough for 25th.
Gabriel Martinez was less than a minute behind Federwisch and finished 34th with a time of 18:49.
Alan Ritchie and Donald Kirschner were the next two Indians to cross the finish line as both had their best times since the first meet of the season. Other varsity runners were Heath Hernandez, Garrett Keeler and Luke Harvey.
The junior varsity Indians had Clemente Blanco run the best JV time of the year so far. His time of 20:16 would have been the third best time on the Indian varsity. It was also Clemente’s first meet with the team. Other runners included Trey Prohaska, A.J. Berning, Conrad Bates, Trevor Smith, Josh Christensen and Jannis Lehmukyl.
On Thursday, the team will be running at the annual meet in Midlothian.