photo by Robbie Lopez

On Saturday, Sept. 23, the cross country team ran at their annual Islander Splash meet in Corpus Christi, TX.

With a high of 93 degrees and humidity, it was not an easy race for the runners to get through.

“I plan to try and give my best efforts,” freshman Kyndal Miethke, a JV freshman runner, said. “I am not likely to get a PR (personal record), so I’m just going to run my heart out and not care what place I get.”

The course had very little shade, so if it was hot they wouldn’t get a break throughout the race. Many of the runners wanted to focus on having a fun time and a good team bonding experience.

“My main goal is just to have fun with my race,” sophomore Addison Simons said. “I will put forth an ample amount of effort because I have spent months preparing for this moment.”

This course is the varsity regional course as well as the course for the Islander Splash trip.

“I feel like the races were ran extremely well by everyone,” Assistant Coach Travis Crain said. “It’s a pretty tough course, and they handled it extremely well.”

At the Islander Splash meet, Dripping Springs placed 6 out of 31 teams in the 5,000 meters gold.

“Believe it or not, despite the insane humidity and heat, I actually did enjoy myself,” JV senior Cayla Cohen said. “Hearing people cheer and making funny faces to try and make you laugh really makes time fly.”

Dripping Springs placed 11 out of 41 in the 5,000 Meters Large School.

“The weather was humid and hot,” sophomore Kora Meyers said. “Not too comfortable to run in.”

Meyers ran a 14:55 two miles and got 98th out of 347 runners.

“Our kids are very determined. They all have goals for themselves,” Coach Crain said. “They all want to perform at a high level and in a race like that it shows.”

 

Written by Samantha Moore