FHS runners compete at state

By Richard Zowie —

Fredericksburg High School cross country didn’t win any top placings at the Class 3A state meet at Round Rock’s Old Settlers Park on Saturday, Nov. 9, but head coach Dan Aldrich is confident next year will be a solid one for his program.

Clarissa Sanchez finished 75th out of a field of 106 girls. The freshman’s time was 13:01.77. Sanchez’ time was three-hundredths of a second better than 76th-place Ashley Strong of Brownwood, who ran a 13:01.80.

Juan Hernandez, a sophomore, finished 40th out of 102 runners and ran a 17:32.77. He finished less than a tenth of a second ahead of 41st-place Christian Garcia of Clint (17:32.84).

“Although both runners were not close to their season running average times, they represented Fredericksburg well and gained an experience for next year that many are unable to do,” Aldrich said. “We are looking forward to having both runners return to lead our teams next year into a season with high expectations.”

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