Tenaha Cross Country Team's Dedication, Commitment Pays Off!

Pictured left to right: Adrian Lopez, Alan Mosqueda, Irvin Barona, Oscar Flores, Eduardo Flores, Even Plata, Misael Hernandez, and Coach Lauri Sisk.

December 1, 2020 - The Tenaha cross country team ran at the State Championship in Round Rock on Tuesday, November 24th. They qualified for the meet by winning the Regional Championship on November 10th in Huntsville.

At last year's state meet the Tigers placed 14th overall, so the team set much higher expectations for the 2020 state race. With senior leadership being the key and adding 3 new runners to the team, the work began when all schools shut down in the spring and continued to work all throughout the summer.

"Long runs to build the base is the most important part of distance running. When they can run 6 to 7 miles everyday and it's easy for them. They will improve their 3 mile race time with speed workouts. When school started this August, they already had the long miles in. These boys are the most dedicated team running around our neighborhoods and dirt roads that our community has ever seen. Their effort and commitment paid off and the reward was well deserved," stated Coach Sisk.

The Tenaha cross country team medaled at the State Championship for a bronze 3rd place overall team finish.

Oscor Flores (Senior) - 16:59
Evan Plata (Sophomore) - 17:07
Irvin Barona (Senior) - 17:35
Misael Hernandez (Freshman) - 18:19
Eduardo Flores (Senior) - 18:29
Adrian Lopez (Freshman) - 18:40
Alan Mosqueda (Junior) - 19:23