By Austin R. Eck
In its first test of the year, the Fredericksburg High School cross country team passed with a first place finish and a second place finish.
The Billies ran their first meet of the season last Thursday, Sept. 4, at the Llano Invitational, and the boys’ varsity team finished first place in its division and the girls’ varsity recorded a second place finish.
The meet gave head coach Dan Aldrich a chance to evaluate the improvements the team has made since the start of workouts.
“I was very pleased with our early season performances and was able to evaluate many of our kids on how they have improved since day one,” he said.
Now, the focus of the practice will start to shift for the Billies. Instead of practicing long distances, they will now start to complete shorter intervals to improve overall times.