The Miller Grove Cross Country teams went to the state competition in Austin, Texas this past weekend. The Boy’s Cross Country team came out with 1st Place and the Girl’s Cross Country team went out with 2nd Place. Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard to get this far.
The boys team consisted of Grant Earp (senior), Kobe Robertson (sophomore), Matthew Brignon (sophomore), Isaiah Billingsley (freshman), Dakota Verner (freshman), Tanner Hensley (freshman), and Lexton Gaby (freshman). All back-to-back state champions.
Some of the boys were asked how it feels to be back-to-back state champs and these were their responses:
Matthew Brignon: “Being a back-to-back champion comes with a lot of expectations, but I think we can live up to them.”
Kobe Robertson: “It feels good to see all our work paying off and it only just motivates me to do it again next year.”
The boys further commented that they have a lot of goals that include being state champions once again and even hope to win individual medals in the future.
The girls race was very close between them and Happy, coming down to a tiebreaker which they lost by only a few seconds. The team consisted of Cassidy Seaney (senior), Lauren Bullard (sophomore), Alexa Pelerose (sophomore), Jolee Fox (sophomore), Jorja Bessonett (sophomore), Harli Watson (sophomore), and Lainy Burnett (freshman).
The state race was Cassidy Seaney’s last cross country for the Miller Grove Lady Hornets. After the saddening lost, the underclassmen looked to Cassidy for comfort and she was there for them, reminding them that it was just a race and that she loved them no matter what place they got. Cassidy will be right down the road, representing Miller Grove as she continues her cross country and track and field career at TAMU-C next year!
“It feels good to see all our work paying off and it only excites me to come back next year and watch the girls race for the gold once again,” said Cassidy Seaney.
Even though the girls did not have the outcome that they wanted, they still went to Austin and represented our school very well. They created many memories that they will always have and created bonds that can never be broken.