Waxahachie’s cross country teams participated in the annual Cleburne meet last Friday.
Junior Tyler Federwish led the boys team by finishing 30th while the girls were led by Monica Jaramillo’s 68th place finish.
“Coach (Linda) Thurman and I are very proud of how the kids did this meet,” head coach Joni Vaughan said. “The girls all improved on their times by at least a minute.
“The boys ran a longer distance for this meet, but did a great job of finishing hard.”
Federwish finished in 18:18, which was three minutes faster than anyone other Indian runners.
Alan Ritchie finished the course in 21:18, which was good enough for 140th place.
Garrett Keeler finished in 21:34, Donald Kirschner in 21:56, Heath Hernandez in 22:28, Luke Harvey in 22:37 and Chase Woodhouse in 23:02.
The Lady Indians had two finish in the top 100.
Jaramillo placed 68th with a time of 14:18 and sophomore Rebecca Chagnon placed 97th with a time of 14:45.
Danielle Tesei finished in 15:02, Caroline Clifton in 15:10, Jerrica Jaramillo in 15:40, Megan Willoughby in 16:19, Morgan Calvert in 16:19, Hilary Hernandez in 16:22 and Leigha Minton in 16:38.
Vaughan hopes to see continued improvement at this week’s meet in Arlington.
“Right now, we just want to see improvement and that is what we saw,” Vaughan said. “The meet this weekend will hopefully prepare us for regionals. It is ran on the same course that Region II uses.”