Cross Country Takes Second in District, Places Two Runners in Top Ten
Running through the mud and muck at City Park, sophomore Jack Wallace and junior Luke LaCour finished 8th and 10th, respectively, at the District 9-5A championship on Thursday, Oct. 25, leading the Blue Jays to a strong second-place overall finish. Holy Cross took third place, only one point behind Jesuit, and Brother Martin claimed district champions undercutting Jesuit by 42 points.
Achieving district runner-up was truly a team effort. Although Holy Cross boasted the second-place individual finisher, Jesuit’s seven runners were able to place higher on average then Holy Cross’ remaining six runners.
Through the Lens…
By the Numbers…
Each team ran its top seven runners. The first five runners from each team to cross the finish line receive the points that correspond to their place. The first place runner receives one point, the second place runner two, and so on. The team receiving the lowest score wins. The sixth and seventh runners on a team, although they don’t receive a score, can also be important, in that they can “displace” scoring runners from the other team.
|EVENT||PLACE / PTS. EARNED||BLUE JAY||GRADE||TIME|
|PLACE||TEAM||TOTAL TIME||AVG. TIME||TOTAL PTS.||TOTAL PTS. BREAKDOWN BY RUNNER|
[* denotes not included in overall team score]
In His Words…
“This season we’ve been going through the motions of running, but today we came out to race—and we did just that,” said Coach Rudy Horvath ’86. “It was a great effort on the front end by Jack and Luke, they really pulled through right until the end.”
On the Horizon…
Next up for the Jays is the Regional Meet on Friday, Nov. 2. Race time is 4:00 p.m. at City Park.
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