Kingwood High School Cross Country wrapped up their final official meet before the district meet. The Mustangs took their top runners to compete in the always competitive Nike South Invitational in The Woodlands Saturday, Oct. 5.
The girls did not disappoint yet again, running in the Varsity Elite race in a field of 18 teams and 129 runners. This team continues to impress and took the top spot with a score of 76 points, beating out Katy Tompkins (88 points) and Bridgeland (94 points). The Lady ‘Stang scorers finished in a tight pack, taking slots 13, 14, 15, 16 and 24. Senior Daniela Wisneiwski (19:31.3) crossed the line first for Kingwood, inching out her teammates freshman Rebecca Rhodes (19:31.8), sophomore Carson Parker (19:31.9), freshman Carly Ahrens (19:32.5), and freshman Skye Hoffman (19:46.5). The girls are looking strong heading into the district meet.
KHS’ top boys ran the Elite race in a field of 22 teams and 161 runners. Senior Nicholas Majerus continued his successful season, edging out all the competition to claim first place overall with a time of 15:29. Senior Justin Moore (16:45), sophomore Diego Contreras (17:17), sophomore Kailash Pillai (17:36), and freshman Jack Snowden (17:45) rounded out the ‘Stang scorers. The team finished in ninth place with The Woodlands taking first, followed by College Park (second) and El Paso Americas (third).
All other Kingwood runners competed in a sultry and sunny 12th Annual Houston Baptist University Cross Country Carnival Thursday, Oct. 3. The teams ran tough and fought hard in the unseasonably warm weather.
Up next, the Mustangs will be gearing up to compete in the District 21 6-A meet Thursday, Oct. 17 at Atascocita High School.