Battle at the Hill


Photo by: Lisa Clark

The varsity boys huddle together to get a prayer in before the race. They start every race with this, so they know they’re not just running this race for themselves, but also for Christ.

Peter Michael Clark, staff writer

For the fourth straight year, cross country traveled to Stephenville, nearly three hours away, to compete in the Stephenville Thrill of The Hill meet. The difficulty of the course is often overlooked, as the meet’s namesake is the massive hill in the center of Stephenville City Park. The course comprised of secondary hills, sand and concrete which the runners were continuously thrown off by. Even with the sun beating down and the winds howling, the Mustangs were up for the challenge. 

Despite a few setbacks, the Upper School  boys had an outstanding performance. Both varsity and junior varsity finished in the top four, which included five individual runners finishing in the top 20 of the two races combined. The Middle School teams also had strong finishes, with the boys team finishing runner up and the girls placing seventh.

On October 21, the Mustangs will travel to Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco to compete in the TAPPS 5A state meet. They have been training for this race all season. All the blood, sweat and tears will be poured out on this race as the Mustangs compete for the title.

Photo by: Lisa Clark
Even through a lot of pain and recovery, Senior Jason Cross runs his first meet of the year after spraining his ankle.