For the first time in program history, the Waxahachie Lady Indians cross country team is state-ranked — and they did it for a second week in a row and in two different polls.
The Lady Indians broke into the TXRunning.com 6A rankings last week at No. 13. The group dropped one spot to No. 14 in this week's poll after a 23-spot jump Klein to No. 12.
Waxahachie is currently sixth in 6A Region I behind No. 2 Flower Mound, No. 4 Keller, No. 7 Coppell, No. 8 Southlake Carroll and No. 9 Hebron.
As for the Texas MileSplit 6A poll, the Lady Indians broke into the state rankings this week at No. 10.
The Indians and Lady Indians most recently competed in a stacked field at the Marcus I Invitationals, held at North Lakes Park in Denton on Saturday in elite and open divisions.
Julius Luna led the way for the Indians with an 18th-place finish after his time of 17:13. He was followed in the 5,000-meter run by varsity runners Sam Molina (82nd, 18:13), Joshua Manning (158th, 19:00), Eric Dyke (161st, 19:01) and Joshua Kane (179th, 19:13).
A total of 223 runners and 30 teams competed in the boys' open division. As a team, the Indians finished 20th with 458 points. Flower Mound won the division with 36 points.
The Lady Indians competed in the elite division and placed 12th as a team with 375 points. Flower Mound also won that 5,000-meter race with 78 points.
Alyson Moore led the Lady Indians with a time of 19:37 and a 50th-place finish. She was followed closely by Emily Mackel (58th, 19:44), Emma Curry (85th, 20:15), Cori Morgan (106th, 20:33), Charley Hearron (144th, 21:11) and Cathryn Bigham (193rd, 22:18).
The teams return to action Saturday in the Spartan Invitational hosted by Burleson Centennial.