Each week, LSCSN will do its best to highlight – short of individual meet recaps involving Texas private and parochial high schools – the top performances of various cross country meets around the Lone Star state.
From the weekend that Hurricane Harvey stormed the Texas Gulf Coast, which wiped out a few meets and sent hundreds of runners to the sidelines, these are LSCSN’s Boys Cross Country Runners of the Week for the week ending, Saturday, August 26, 2017.
Capturing the 32nd annual Greenhill Luke’s Locker Six-Mile Relay was Dallas St. Mark’s School of Texas with their commanding 3A-4A victory in 30:38 (5:06 pace) behind junior Seth Weprin and a trio of sophomores Pablo and Andres Arroyo and Tyler Nussbaumer.
Three spots behind St. Mark’s – in fifth overall – was Argyle Liberty Christian, which churned out a time of 31:26 (5:14 pace) behind senior Jordan Gledhill, junior Paul Anderson and sophomore twins Luke and Landon Lewis.
Trailing the Warriors by just 13 seconds in 31:39 (5:17 pace) was Dallas HSAA (Home School Athletic Association), who were led by junior James Puckett, senior Alexander Mejia and freshmen Landon Blake and Markus Seymour.
Carrollton Prince of Peace Christian junior Cade Sharp was eighth overall in the Varsity race of Lewisville Hebron’s Friday Night Hawk Invitational with a two-mile effort of 10:56 (5:28 pace).
Ninth in the Greenhill Six-Mile Relay was a second Dallas St. Mark’s School of Texas team that was ninth overall in 32:54 (5:29 pace). The Lions had junior Emmett Burger, junior Cal Rushton, senior Andre Arsenault and senior Sam Shane each logging a mile and a half lap.
Fourth overall at the Brazos Invitational was Waco Live Oak Classical School senior Timmy Bierwirth, who covered the 5,000 meter distance in 17:17 – a 5:33 pace.
Austin Royals junior Will Hilscher was 28th overall in a very competitive Cedar Park Vista Ridge Invitational heavy laden with UIL 4A and 5A programs. Third at last year’s Texas Home School State Cross Country Championships in College Station, Hilscher covered the 5,000 meters in 17:36 (5:40 pace).
Willow Park Trinity Christian Academy sophomore Joel Jeffers, aiming to make All-State after finishing four spots out of the recognition last year, got the season started off right with a sixth place overall showing in the Waxahachie Woodhouse Invitational in Maypearl. Competing in the 1A-4A race, Jeffers finished in 17:57 – a 5:47 pace.
Fifth overall in the Canyon Six-Mile Relays 1A-3A varsity race were Amarillo Ascension Academy sophomore twins Dillon and Dalton Mote, sophomore Troy Schouten and junior Gus Sage who combined for a time of 35:06, a pace of 5:51 per mile.