Cross Country Conquers Tarrant County

The upper school cross country team traveled to Tarrant County for their fourth meet of the season.


Photo by: Elise McKeller

Senior Maliq Brock finishes second overall.

Abby Thomas, staff writer

Last Saturday, October 3, the McKinney Christian Academy cross country team traveled to Tarrant County for their fourth race of the season. MCA was one of the 28 teams in attendance to this race. The high school boys ran a 5K of 5000 meters and the high school girls ran a total of 2 miles, 3200 meters. Despite the various obstacles, chilly weather, and distractions of the crowd, the MCA high school boys took home first place. Senior Maliq Brock finished second overall with a time of 18:01: 63. The high school girls placed seventh overall with Reagan Pogue coming in 25th out of 175 runners. Sophomore Bradley Dovel was presented with the Ric Flair Award on Monday for his outstanding efforts leading up to Saturday’s meet. Dovel comments, “I think that the team practiced really well and we all focused on just getting the work done. With districts coming up we had harder workouts and the encouragement from my teammates is what really drove me to run hard.” Dovel accomplished a time of 24:31:55 in the meet on Saturday. The Mustangs’ next meet will be on Saturday, October 17 at ‘The Buff.’ 

Freshman David Roller and junior Daniel Kanz battle to the finish line. (Photo by: Elise McKeller)
Senior Ruth Perry finishes 44th out of 175 runners. (Photo by: Elise McKeller)
Senior Ryan Radtke finishes eighth overall. (Photo by: Elise McKeller)