The Mane Edition

Cross Country Conquers Tarrant County

Senior Maliq Brock finishes second overall.

Abby Thomas, staff writer

October 7, 2020

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...

Middle and Upper School Start Their Season off with the Fort Worth Medley Relay

Boys cross country team starts relay

Tyler Swearingen, staff writer

September 18, 2020

On September 12, The Upper and Middle school McKinney Christian Academy cross country teams competed in the Medley Relay. This meet was the first of the fall season, taking place at “The Bluff” course in Fort Worth. The team competed in this same meet last year with the varsity boys placing first. The athletes were...

Changes in Fall Sports due to Covid-19

McKinney Christian Athletics

Hudson Cross, sports editor

August 27, 2020

Sports are finally nearing their start at McKinney Christian Academy despite the Covid-19 virus and the uncertain year it has caused. This has come with much new information regarding fall sports. The district will continue discussing major limitations, but so far ones include: limited number of fans...

Cross Country Fights for the State Title

After the race, the runners gathered together to celebrate and take a lot of pictures of the memorable event.

Peter Michael Clark, staff writer

October 30, 2019

In previous years, MCA Cross Country has been known to finish at the top in the TAPPS state meet, with the guys placing in the top five and the girls placing in the top 15 for seven straight years. Therefore, expectations were high when the team was sent off on Sunday. The state warm up was the prev...

Battle at the Hill

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

October 23, 2019

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...

XC Takes It To Denison

Varsity Men's start off as they begin the Denison Invitational.

Peter Michael Clark, staff writer

October 8, 2019

On September 28, the Boys and Girls Cross Country team traveled to Denison High School to compete in the Denison XC Invitational. With the sun shining and the clouds covering, the Mustangs were ready to trample the competition. The Mustangs went up against top notch schools including Melissa High, McKinne...

Lovejoy XC Fall Festival

A pack of MCA runners can be seen cautiously rounding the first corner of the course. Runners were closely packed together for the first quarter-mile of the race.

Caleb Bryant, Campus Life Editor

September 25, 2019

After two years of rain cancellations at Lovejoy's Myers Park Invitational, runners were finally granted the opportunity to challenge themselves at the difficult course. Ironically, there was an exceptional lack of moisture on the course as opposed to the past few years, and as an effect, the course...

Cross Country ran the 3rd annual “Fast 5k”

Junior, Maliq Brock runs early Saturday morning in the meet.

John Delatte, staff writer

September 23, 2019

On Saturday September 7th, the McKinney Christian Mustangs cross country team traveled to Sadler, Texas for the Fury 5k race. This race was a 5k for the boys Upper School varsity and junior varsity. The top five runners for MCA ran their personal record on Saturday and the team as a whole placed seco...

Cross Country had a record setting weekend in South Lake

Sophomore Daniel Kanz nears his personal record of 17:55.

John Delatte, staff writer

September 22, 2019

The McKinney Christian Cross Country teams traveled to Southlake, Texas to run in the Guyer Milesplit TX XC Invitational. The Mustangs had a great outing and set 23 personal records at this meet. Junior Maliq Brock ran a personal record of 17:20 and placed 25th overall. The next Mustang to set a perso...

Cross Country’s Relay Kicks Off The Season

Cross country team shows off medals after they placed three teams in the top five.

John Delatte, Staff Writer

September 11, 2019

On August 24, the Upper and Middle School McKinney Christian cross country team kicked off the beginning of their fall season at the Medley Relay in Haltom City. The Relay was divided into teams of three for each school. Each team had one member participating in a different portion of the race, the 1,200 ...

Team Hoyt

Maliq Brock, 11th, starts off the 5k strong with his partners Steven and Eric alongside over 200 other runners.

Caleb Bryant, Campus Life Editor

September 9, 2019

Team Hoyt is a foundation started by Dick and Rick Hoyt that serves to boost the confidence of disabled children across America through racing. Some of these kids don't usually have the opportunity to feel the fulfillment and gratification of completing a race, but through races like those sponsored by ...

Cross Country’s First State Meet as 5A

About 200 meters before the finish line, senior Riley Pyle kicks it in, giving the last stretch his all.

Juliana Roller, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2018

Out of 31 teams, the Varsity Boys Cross Country team placed fifth this year at the TAPPS State Meet and the Varsity Girls placed thirteenth, which is impressive for being the smallest school there. This past year, the team had moved up from 4A to 5A, bringing new and more difficult competition. ...

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