Tag: Cross Country

FEATURE: Young, motivated Jim Ned boys heading to Cross Country regional

TUSCOLA — A year ago, the Jim Ned boys cross country team couldn’t have left the Region I-3A meet in Lubbock with more motivation. 

With four teams qualifying for the state meet in Round Rock, the Indians narrowly missed the cut with a fifth-place finish. And among individual runners, Chris Saling, a freshman at the time, missed qualifying for state by a razor-thin 0.10 of a second. 

Needless to say, the Indians returned to their offseason training with increased intensity — perhaps more than even coach Blake Allen or the team members had envisioned. 

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BIG COUNTRY PREPS FEATURE: Cross Plains sophomore a rising star in the 1A Cross Country scene

CROSS PLAINS — Five months ago, Cross Plains’ Katie Goins was looking at a promising freshman track season in ruins.

Having already broken the school record in the 200 meters at 26.6 as a ninth grader, to go with a 59.0 split with a potentially state-bound 400 relay team, Goins had to sit things out with everyone else due to COVID-19.

She is now making up for lost time — so much so, that she, within the span of a few months, has become one of the area’s top distance runners at any high school level.  

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