The UIL Cross Country state meet two weeks back ended in disappointment for the Kingwood Lady Mustangs.
But they redeemed themselves Saturday morning at the Nike NXN South Regional Meet with spots on the line for the Nike National Championship on Dec. 5 in Portland, Ore.
With similar muddy conditions at Bear Branch Park like at Round Rock Old Settlers Park back in the state meet, the Lady Mustangs qualified for nationals as team with a second place finish while senior Abby Guidry medaled with a third place finish. click here for complete story
Both the boys and girls Kingwood Mustangs track and field teams took home the team title in the 13 team field at the Humble ISD Sam Mosley Relays Saturday at Turner Stadium. Kingwood, Kingwood Park, Atascocita, Humble, Summer Creek, Cy Springs, Stratford, Jersey Village, Beaumont Ozen, Magnolia West, Dayton, MacArthur and Langham Creek participated. click here for complete story
The Kingwood girls cross country team finished third overall at the UIL Class 6A State Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
The Lady Mustangs took the team bronze with a total of 104 points, third behind Lewisville ISD schools Hebron and Marcus respectively at the race held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.
“I thought they competed well,” Kingwood coach Christie Burleson said. “We are very proud of them. They were 10th last year, so to go from 10th to third is quite an accomplishment. I thought they did very well.”
Smithson Valley’s Devin Clark won the individual title with a time of 17 minutes, 10.87 seconds in the five-kilometer race. click here for complete story
The Kingwood High School girls cross country team travelled to Grand Prairie Saturday for the UIL Region II 6A Cross Country Championships. On a cool breezy morning with temperatures in the low 40s, the Mustangs turned in a strong performance, dominating the 24 team field to take home the title with 63 points, followed by The Woodlands (105 points), College Park (114 points), and Leander Rouse (123 points). All four teams earned spots at the state meet.
Mustang junior Abby Guidry and Madie Boreman of Leander Rouse separated from the pack early and ran stride for stride over the 5K course at Lynn Creek Park. Boreman out kicked Guidry in the last 200 yards for the victory in 17:45, followed by Guidry at 17:47. The final four scorers for Kingwood finished in a tight pack that included junior Erin Gallagher (14th, 18:44), senior Erin Greenwood (16th, 18:50), senior Jennifer Poston (17th, 18:50), and junior Amy Berg (18th, 18:52). Finishing just outside the scoring group were juniors Olivia Thompson (26th, 19:06) and Jasmine Amo (30th, 19:18). Kingwood showed off strong team depth, with all seven runners crossing the line ahead of the fourth scorer for the rest of the teams in the field. click here for complete story
Abby Guidry took first place overall to lead Kingwood to the District 16-6A girls cross country title on Thursday at Atascocita High School.
Guidry won by more than 20 seconds with a time of 17 minutes, 52.68 seconds in the five-kilometer race to top second place The Woodlands’ Lourdes Vivas for the individual title. Kingwood advances to the Region II-6A cross country championships at Vandergriff Park in Arlington on Nov. 1. Guidry was one of four Lady Mustangs to finish in the top 10. Teammate Erin Gallagher took the bronze with a third place finish at 18:37.05. click here for complete story
The Kingwood girls cross country team traveled to Round Rock on Saturday to compete in the McNeil Invitational at Old Settlers Park, site of the state meet in November.
Facing a tough field that featured five of the twelve teams that competed at the 2013 5A state meet, the Mustangs scored 96 points to take the team title in the gold division over Smithson Valley (141), Lewisville Hebron (166), Katy (212), and 27 other teams. click here for complete story
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