North Shore Senior High Cross Country
Friday Night Lights - 8/24/2018
2nd Meet, Stronger Competition, No Problem for NS Mustangs
Usually when you think of distance running powerhouses, The Woodlands and Southlake Carroll come to mind. The NSXC teams traveled to The Woodlands to take on both these programs and many more from around the state for their second meet of the year. Early on, the younger Mustangs worked to use the competitive field to bring them along to new personal records. The JV Boys team raced to a 24th place team finish (M. Barrera - 94th place and B. Lerma - 98th) and the Varsity Boys 'B' Division ran for a 28th place finish. It wasn't until the end of the night, our Varsity Boys 'A' defeated the majority of the field of regionally ranked teams to take a 3rd place overall team finish. Again, J. Gonzalez (6th) and B. Martinez (10th) led the boys team past: The Woodlands, Cinco Ranch, Austin Lake Travis and Coppell, to name a few!
The JV Girls and Varsity 'B' Girls worked their way to new personal records and are looking to use each race as a season developer. They continue to find success individually and ways to improve week to week at practice/meets. Senior, S. Skinner was a bright spot with a HUGE drop in time from last week, while sophomore, A. Marquez, continues to find a way to finish in the top 3 for the NS Varsity girls yet again! Next week the Varsity teams will race their first 5k of the season at Katy Seven Lakes on Saturday, Sept. 1st!
Cy Woods Invitational - 8/18/2018
Running Mustangs Set Bar For 2018 At Season Opener
The NSXC Boys and Girls opened the 2018 season with some high expectations and a lot of questions to be answered. After a great summer of training, NSXC rode into Cy Woods HS to compete against some strong Houston schools. The Varsity boys finished Runner-Up to Strake Jesuit and had 3 top 10 finishers cross the line led by team captain, J. Gonzalez and senior, B. Martinez. The Junior Varsity boys also had a quality showing! They finished 3rd as a team and were paced by junior, J. Guerra and sophomore, A. Garcia.
The NSXC Girls also looked to find their identity after a strong summer. Senior captain, L. Vega led her team to an 8th place finish and a spot on the medal stand. The Varsity girls are really looking to make it back to the Region III XC meet after failing to do so last season and with a new district this year, they should have some success!