Cross Country team advances to Regionals


At the District meet Oct. 17 at Decker Lake, both freshman and JV boys cross country took first place and the varsity team took second.
Freshman Matthew Kearney became the District Champion by running a 15:51 for the 5K race. He dominated the course and ran away with the title by 21 seconds. According to coach Bert Bonnecarre, Matthew is one of the fastest boys in the state, making him a target to beat at Regionals Oct. 31 in Arlington. Matthew has placed in the top five in every meet this season.

At the Chap Invitational Oct. 10, the freshman team took first place, JV took second and varsity struggled a little but finished sixth overall. Matthew was Westlake’s top finisher in second place. Nineteen teams came from all over the state to compete.
“It was a unique meet because we ran at night under the lights in South East Metro Park,” Bonnecarre said.
The boys missed winning the Triple Crown Trophy, which they had won for three of the last four years. It is the award that goes to the team that has the best finish at all three levels.

“This season has been going great so far,” senior Garrett Downs said. “We placed second at the District meet and advanced to the Regional meet. We will run against some of the fastest teams in the State.”
On Sept. 26, the boys traveled to College Station for the TAMUCC Island Splash where varsity placed eighth, JV placed fifth and freshmen placed first.