The Waxahachie Lady Indians had their cross country season come to an end Monday at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock on Monday.
Pitted against some of the most talented and decorated teams in the state, the Lady Indians finished sixth in the 6A Region I championships with 191 points.
Perennial powerhouses Flower Mound (77), Southlake Carroll (89), Keller (91) and Coppell (107 points) all qualified for the state meet.
Emma Curry finished 15th for the Lady Indians with a time of 18:08.89, which qualified her for the 6A state championships.
Emily Mackel (30th, 18:40.17) and Alyson Moore (44th, 19:11.52) were the next two Lady Indians to cross the finish line Monday. They were followed by Cori Morgan (49th, 19:13.60), Cathryn Bigham (84th, 20:10.99), Charley Hearron (126th, 21:00.68) and Mariel Camargo (21:28.14) in the 181-runner field.
After the race, Curry said she was proud of the Lady Indians this season, as they continue to put the program on the map.
Waxahachie has now won back-to-back district championships and has just narrowly missed qualifying for the state championships in 5A and 6A as a team over the past two seasons.
“It has been amazing because no one really knew about cross country. Everyone mostly talked about volleyball and basketball, but last year and then into this year, everyone is starting to realize that we are actually good and doing well at all of our meets, and going to regionals and stuff, so people are starting to notice," Curry said. " […] It has been really nice to shed some light on cross country with all of our accomplishments. This year I had my best friends on the team and with Cathryn and Emily both graduating, we will never run with this same team ever again. That part is hard, but I am proud of what we've done as a team.”