By Danny Hirt
Five cross country teams from Harper High School — including both varsity girls’ and boys’ squads — captured first place titles at Wednesday's district meet held at San Saba.
With the victories, the two Harper varsity squads will now take part in the UIL Region IV-2A competition slated for Saturday at the National Shooting Complex, 2 Gass Road, in San Antonio.
The girls will start at 12:45 p.m., while the boys go at 1:10 p.m.
In addition to varsity wins at district, the junior varsity boys and the eighth grade girls and boys squads also earned first place honors, while the girls' JV group finished in second place.
Two varsity girls — Payton Reid and Rachel Maner — finished their two-mile race in second and fourth places, respectively, while Drew Stracke and Micah Middleton took second and third, respectively, in the boys' varsity competition.