Runners compete at Boerne Invitational

By Richard Zowie —

 

Despite not everybody on the Fredericksburg High School team participating in the Aug. 24 Boerne Key to the Hills Cross Country Invitational, head coach Dan Aldrich described himself as “very pleased” with the results.

The varsity girls finished sixth with 171 points while the junior varsity girls finished seventh with 215 points.

The varsity boys finished eighth with 187 points while the JV boys finished fourth with 104 points.

“Many of our kids were frustrated with their performances in comparison to the other teams that we were running against,” Aldrich said. “Although the athletes were disappointed, from the coaches’ viewpoint, the results we had were a very good indicator of where we are in our training program.”

Fredericksburg’s next cross country meet will be a two-mile time relay in Marble Falls on Saturday, Sept. 7 at 8 a.m. There, they can further evaluate the improvements they are having over a two-mile distance to close out their first phase of training.

The coach feels his team has much to improve upon, both as a team and as individuals. Running against the stiff competition this past weekend helped the team evaluate itself.

He added, “There were some very good individual performances by our group leaders Clarissa Sanchez (varsity girls), Travis Koenig (varsity boys), Miraya Sanchez (junior varsity girls) and Ian Kendrick (junior varsity boys), which will help pave the way to building our team performances.”

The coach would like to see the team focus on bringing down its overall team average time and close the time gap between their first and seventh runners.

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