With the cross country season moving quickly, it seems as if the season is already at an end. Luckily, these runners are used to running at a fast pace, and are making the most of their season. Treating every meet like it is their last, the team is set up for a successful post-season.
Sports around the world have been delayed or postponed and Falcon athletes in multiple sports have experienced no exception to these cancellations.
There’s been a slight change up in the UIL District alignment for the 2020-2022 seasons. Denton Guyer has been moved to a different district, while the rest of Creek’s opponents remain untouched.
On Saturday, Nov. 9 juniors Robert Neeley and Eric Gordon went traveled to Round Rock, TX to compete in the State Cross Country UIL 6A Boys 5K Championship. In this 5K race, Neeley placed 63rd with a time of 15:47 and Gordon finished 72nd with a time of 15:51.
The Falcon Cross Country team travelled to Texas Tech on Oct. 28 for the UIL Regional Championship. Juniors Robert Neeley and Eric Gordon placed eighth and twenty-first respectively, and the girl’s cross country team placed eighth overall.
Now at the end of their season, the program finished with the varsity men becoming back-to-back District 5-6A Champions, and the girls varsity taking third overall. With at least one athlete qualifying for the men in 15 events, and the girls taking on 9 of the 17 events at Area Competition, the team’s success has only first begun, and has been invested into the program daily.
Four student athletes officially decided the college that they will attend to continue both their educational and their athletic careers. With cross country, track, baseball and football participating, the Timber Creek High School Spring Signing took place on Wednesday Feb. 6.
At the Oct. 22, Regional UIL Cross Country Meet, two Timber Creek athletes, Gabi Barrera and Braden Lange, not only qualified for the state competition, but broke two school records.