Cross Country: Highlanders assume favorite’s mantle once again

After securing 31st regional title, The Woodlands ready for state bid
The Woodlands senior Daniel Golden competes in the Varsity Elite Boys race during the Nike South XC Invitational at Bear Branch Park in The Woodlands on Oct. 3, 2015.
The Woodlands senior Daniel Golden competes in the Varsity Elite Boys race during the Nike South XC Invitational at Bear Branch Park in The Woodlands on Oct. 3, 2015.

The Woodlands boys cross country team claimed its 31st regional championship last week. They won the Region II-6A meet with five runners in the top 10 and 29 points – 54 more than second-place College Park.

“It’s always nice to be on top at the regional meet,” coach Juris Green said.

It was a little nicer this year after finishing second to the Cavaliers at the district and regional meets last season. The Highlanders also won the District 16-6A meet two weeks ago.

“It’s certainly not the end goal but it’s a good stepping stone, just to check where we are as a group,” Green said. “Regardless of the results at the end, individually we had the efforts that we needed.”

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