As he stood on the pavement near the awards tent at the UIL cross country state championships at Old Settlers Park on Saturday, Gavin Hoffpauir broke into a smile when asked about his former teammate Tanner Noble. continue reading
The Woodlands entered the track and field season as reigning cross country state champ for the first time in five years, but coach Juris Green said they were far from confident that success would carry over. “We graduated a lot of track guys last year,” Green said. click here for complete story
After a 22nd place finish as a team last year at the Nike Cross Nationals, it can only get better for The Woodlands Cross Country team this time around. As long as the The Woodlands has a good day Saturday at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Ore., it’s pretty safe to say that it will produce a much better result.
The Highlanders have enjoyed success along the way to Portland this year, placing first at the UIL Class 6 state meet in early November and then they won gold two weeks ago at Bear Branch Park in The Woodlands during the NXN South Meet. click here for complete story
Pack your bags for Portland, The Woodlands cross country team. You as well, Oak Ridge junior Theo Goff.
At the Nike NXN South Regional meet at Bear Branch Park Saturday morning, the Highlanders reigned supreme in the boys race while War Eagle Goff finished ninth overall for the fifth individual spot at the Nike National Championship which will take place Dec. 5 at Glendoveer Golf Course in Portland, Ore. It marks the 10th time The Woodlands has qualified as a team for nationals. click here for complete story
The Woodlands coach Juris Green called it a “forever moment.”
Of the first 11 finishers in the boys Class 6A race at the UIL Cross Country State Championships, five were Highlanders.
“It’s one of those where you just pinch yourself, is this really happening?” Green said. “There where some talented runners here, and have all our guys that high up?
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Gosh, I’m going to remember this day for a long, long time.”
A 1-2-9-10-11 finish click HERE for complete story and photo gallery
After securing 31st regional title, The Woodlands ready for state bid
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.”
So when the Highlanders, Cavaliers and the rest of the field from Monday’s Region II-6A cross country championships returned to Montgomery County from a soggy Lynn Creek Park in Arlington, Gibson was the first guy to stand up and recognize what Green and The Woodlands had done. click here for complete story