HS Cross Country Dominates at the LSA Invitational

Posted by Cross Country on Sep 12 2016 at 08:54AM PDT

On Saturday, September 10th, the high school Cross Country team competed in the Lutheran South Invitational. It was their second meet of the year, and one that featured a number of teams from varying TAPPS classifications. The boy’s Varsity dominated the race, finishing in first place while capturing 4 of the top 9 spots. Among those finishers was Alex A-E, who came in 1st place overall with a time of 17:06.0. Eduardo G, Kaushal P, and Marco S were also in the top 10 overall. This was a historic achievement as it marked the first Village High School’s first meet win ever. Coach Mastro was incredibly proud of his team and all of the hard work they have put in so far this year. Once it was realized the team had won, Coach Mastro was jumping around yelling, “we’re getting hardware, we’re getting hardware!” Coach Mastro later went on to say, “This was important for me. Not simply because I enjoy winning, but because I know the sacrifices made by the parents, student-athletes, dorm parents, and coaches are large. So I want to take this time to thank everyone for the efforts they have been putting in and to recognize some accomplishments and individual improvements that have occurred in a very short period of time.”

“First, congratulations to Doris M and Alex A-E for winning their respective Varsity races yesterday. Other Varsity medalists were Eduardo G (3rd), Kaushal P (8th), Marco S (9th), and Mack H (20th). Lance V earned a 6th place medal in the Boys JV race. Congrats to all medalists.

Regarding notable improvements(there are many but these standout) and in no particular order:
1: Max S took two full minutes off of his 2 Mile time from last week.
2: Manasi R took 48 seconds of her 2 Mile time last week.
3: Reuben W took almost a full minute off of his 2 Mile time from last week.
4: Chris B took 43 seconds off of his 2 Mile time.
5: Mack H has slashed over 2 minutes off of his 2 Mile time vs last year at this time.

The high school Cross County team is back at it again this weekend as they compete in the 2nd Baptist Soaring Eagle Invitational. The meet starts at 8:00 AM at the 2nd Baptist West Campus. Good luck to all of our runners and keep up the great work!

Go Vikings!