The Faith Academy cross country team ran at the Alpha Omega Meet held at Walker County Fairgrounds in Huntsville on Saturday, Oct. 10.
Knights head coach Ann Howarth said although the athletes had the end of the week off, they came ready to work.
“School was not in session on Thursday and Friday due to the Austin County Fair,” she said. “Despite the holidays, these kids showed determination and persistence by attending the meet.”
Howarth said it was a hot and humid morning and Faith Academy’s three male varsity runners were among 35 runners in the field and all finished in the top 15.
“Joshua Bright finished ninth, Beck Briggs 12th and Landen Bright 15th,” the head coach said. “This is the type of finish you want to see, your runners being so close together when they cross the finish line.”
In addition, Howarth said a pair of seventh-grade runners continued a solid season with top-three finishes in their respective races.
“Savannah Goebel and Ethan Stegent proved once again they are, ‘In it to win it,’” Howarth said. “Savannah ran a very smart and strategic race against 22 runners and placed 3rd with a personal best time of 14:38. Ethan was in command of his second-place finish against 35 runners throughout the race. He ran the two miles in 12:20.”
The Knights will host a Last Chance meet this Saturday, Oct. 17, at Faith Academy of Bellville with the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ state championships just over two weeks away.