Seniors Coe, Crone advance to Regionals

Crone places 1st in her section, Coe places 4th


Alex Ford

Seniors Claire Crone and Rob Coe posing for a photo after the meet. Coe and Crone will both go to Regionals.

The cross country team ran at the UIL District 25-5A XC Championships. Varsity senior Rob Coe placed fourth out of all the other varsity boy cross country teams. Varsity senior Claire Crone placed first in the district out of all the other schools and ran a time of 18:40. The others who ran were junior Kimberley Parada, final place at 18th, junior Caroline Crone, who placed 21st, junior Kami Taylor, who placed 23rd, freshman Syndey Brinkman, who earned 29th place, junior Richelle Vossler, who placed 37th and senior Funmi Orekoya, who placed 41st out of 53.

“It felt amazing to win,” Crone said. “I redeemed myself in district cross country. My goal wasn’t to win but to get better than last year. If someone else was going to win I was going to make them work for it. I was happy with how I ran and the support I had during the race was amazing and perfect.”

Coe not only placed fourth for the varsity boys but he also made a new personal record. His record was 16:22 but with a time of 16:17, he made a new best and shaved five seconds off.The other varsity boy members who ran were senior Justin Campbell, who earned 25th place, junior Victor Castillo, who placed 33rd, freshman Erlap Orkun, who placed 36th, senior Jared Jawed, who finished in 42nd place, senior Nicholas Ford, who finished in 46th place and junior Sean Malone, who placed 49th out of 52.

Coe and Crone will advance to Regionals in Corpus Christi. 

It felt amazing to win.

— Claire Crone

“I’ve had regionals on my horizon for pretty much the whole season with state right behind it,” Coe said. “I’m just going to keep working and give it my best at regionals and hopefully I’ll advance to state.”

The Cross country team will have a party on Monday, October 26 to celebrate the two runners and the rest of the team. Regionals will also be on October 26 at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.