Cross Country Team advances to States

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The Heritage Varsity team smiles in celebration after a performance that will land them in the race for a state championship. (Photo submitted by Jayden Geathers)

Running against the top ten teams in the region, the varsity cross country team competed in the regional race this past weekend. Traveling to South Fork High in Stuart, Fla., the team looked to make a strong performance early Saturday, Nov. 2.

The team ran in one 5k race among ten other dominant cross country teams, needing to place in the top eight to move on to the state competition. With a successful team performance, the team was able to final in sixth place and get a shot at winning a state championship.

Individually, the top two runners for Heritage were freshman Connor Glass and  sophomore Jayden Geathers. Glass placed thirty-seventh, and Geathers finished right behind him in thirty-eighth.

At the state competition, Heritage will run against the best. “Around 40 teams or so will be at States. Every team that made it to this point has made it through districts and regionals so it definitely gets narrowed down to the most elite competition,” senior Trent Guy said

The state championship race will be held this upcoming Saturday, Nov. 9 and the team sits in the home stretch of the season. “Our teams been working all year doing training that would kill most people and with just a week left, we just have to continue to do just that,” Guy said.

Jack is a junior and a new addition to the newsmagazine staff. Outside of writing for the sports section, Jack has been a starter on the varsity lacrosse team since his freshman year, as well as being an active fisherman. Jack is in a few clubs outside of the school and plans on going to college at his dream school, The University of Michigan.

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