Henry Henze and Maya Easterwood
Henry and Maya competed at the UIL State Cross Country Championships
Maya Easterwood and Henry Henze competed at the UIL State Cross Country Championships held in Round Rock on November 3-4. Freshman Maya Easterwood competed as an individual qualifier in Girls 6A race. She ran her best race of the season in 18 minutes and 8 seconds and took the 18th position overall. Head Coach Wren said “Maya was super calm and relaxed before the race. It was pretty impressive to see the poise she had considering she is only a freshman. I believe a big reason why she ran as well as she did was because she treated it as just another race. Her time of 18:08 is the fastest time by a 9th grader this year at the state meet. I’m excited to get to continue to coach her over the next three years.”
Senior Henry Henze also competed as an individual qualifier and ran the 6A Boys race. Henry ran his race in 16 minutes and 8 seconds and took the 68th position overall. Coach Wren said that “although Henry didn’t have the race he was hoping for, I reminded him to keep in mind all the things he’s accomplished in his four years in cross country. He has been our #1 runner all year and is a big reason why we had as much success as we did this year. He has been a great leader and has brought so much to the team. I can’t say enough about his work ethic. He’ll be missed next season. I know he’ll be successful in whatever he chooses to do moving forward.”
There is one more competitive cross country meet on the Coppell calendar. Coppell XC runners will travel to Bear Branch Park in the Woodlands to compete at the Nike South Regional Meet on Saturday, November 18th.