Hebron Cross Country
Hebron High School defended its Varsity team titles at the Friday Night Hawk Invite Friday, Aug. 21 at McInnish Park in Carrollton. The Hawks won the 6A Varsity girls’ and boys’ team titles, took second in the Junior Varsity boys’ team race, and was third in the Junior Varsity girls’ race. Northwest Nelson won the 5A-and-under Varsity boys’ title and Ursuline Academy won the 5A-and-under Varsity girls’ race. Keller Timber Creek won both the boys’ and girls’ Junior Varsity races.
The Hebron girls were led by senior Anna Elkin, who finished second in the 6A Varsity girls’ race in 11:31.5. Sophomore Abby Riordan was second (11:56.2) and junior Amanda Case was ninth (12:21.0). Junior Hannah Pettigrew finished 20th in 12:43 and sophomore Madi Turner was 32nd in 13:07.7. Rounding out the top seven for the Hawks was sophomore Kaitlyn Irving in 34th (13:13.8) and senior Kalindy Cordero in 66th (14:01.7). The race was won by Abilene’s Ashton Endsley for the second year in a row with a time of 11:00.3.
Hebron freshman Aailya Fazel won her first-ever race as a Hawk, taking the Junior Varsity girls’ title in 12:39.0. Three other freshmen finished in the top 15: Peyton Williams (6th in 13:28.7), Abby Hampton (13th in 14:00.4) and Annmarie King (14th in 14:02.6). Also finishing among the top seven for Hebron were senior Lauren Jones (66th in 15:20.9), sophomore Brooke Hall (72nd in 15:28.7), and freshman Katy Watkins (85th in 15:42.3).
Senior Drew Cummings was the top finisher for Hebron in the Varsity 6A boys’ race covering the two-mile course in 10:02.7 to finish fourth. He was followed by junior Conner Miller in eighth (10:12.1), senior Moshe Eskenazi in 14th (10:23.4), and sophomore Adam Dayani who was 18th (10:33.9). Mason Richter was 21st (10:38.5), Mason Sheffield was 55th (11:10) and Matthew Williams was 69th (11:25.60). All three are Hebron seniors.
Hebron junior Nathan Hoppe was the Junior Varsity boys’ runner-up with a time of 11:02. Freshman Dylan Lowe finished 10th in 11:25.8. Also finishing among the top seven for the Hawks were senior Luke Hoggard (23rd in 11:43.1), freshman Carson Yarbrough (32nd in 11:53.5), junior Nathan Cheatham (49th in 12:15.0), senior Cameron Hochheisser (66th in 12:30.5) and freshman Grant Goodrich (78th in 12:41.1).
“It was a good start to our season,” said Hebron Head Coach Jason Grennier. “This was a very competitive meet in both the boys’ and girls’ races and I was pleased with our effort. These early meets give us a good sense of where we are in our training and give us things to work on in the weeks ahead.”
Hebron junior Nathan Hoppe was the runner-up in the Junior Varsity boys’ race at the Friday Night Hawk Invite.
Hebron next runs Saturday, Aug. 29 at the Plano Invitational at Jasper High School in Plano, Texas.
TXRrunning has put together coverage of our Friday Night Hawk Invite. You can read the article and review the entire list of results here: TXRunning
Cross Country Team Accolades
"Racing teaches us to challenge ourselves. It teaches us to push beyond where we thought we could go. It helps us to find out what we are made of. This is what we do. This is what it's all about."
-PattiSue Plumer, U.S. Olympian