Burleson takes breaks, starts new training regime
Curtis Enis decided not to schedule a meet this weekend, instead he will institute a new training regime.
It’s been the Burleson cross country coaches experience with past teams at other schools that it is better to have a week off when starting interval type training.
“My teams of the past have always struggled the first week of intervals so I don’t like to race that week cause we won’t run very well,” Enis said. “I am hopeful that our kids come out of interval training running extremely well.”
Led as usual by senior Cesar Limones the Elks scored 99 points to win the title. Centennial placed second (133 points) and Dunvcanville was third (134). Also tallying points for the Elks was Alex Devora (12th, 17:54.62), Chris Smith (18th, 18:15.89), Brady Brunson (29th, 18:35.80) and Brit Jones (39th, 18:46.50).
“I thought my varsity kids ran well,” Enis said. “Cesar took care of business but I was really proud of Alex Devora, Chris Smith, Brady Brunson and Brit Jones. They gutted it up on a long course. Elias Word rebounded during the last mile after getting off to a horrible start.”
Word finished 77th in a time of 19:19.33. Logan Hammit placed 89th in a time of 19:28.60. Peter Nguyen was 123rd (19:58.96) and Christian Frazier was 126th (20:01.63).
Burleson returns to action Oct. 1 at the Round Rock McNeil Invitational. The squads last race before the District 9-5A championships will be Oct. 7 a the Mansfield Meet.
Burleson’s girls finished eighth after scoring 207 points. Centennial won the title with 48 points. Euless Trinity placed second (71 points) and Cleburne was third (131).
Freshman Jordan Rosser led the Lady Elks finishing ninth in a time of 21:32.85. A pair of freshmen were the next to runners to cross for Burleson. Bridgette Montes was 33rd in time of 22:46.06 and Kaylie Hoerig was 46th in a time of 23:01.52. Mackenzie Clark placed 67th in a time of 23:22.74 and Meadow Renfro finished 80th in a time of 23:56.48.
“The girls keep getting better each week,” Enis said. “We still don’t have senior captain Blythe Goebel back running yet. Hopefully in a week she will return. Jordan Rosser had a good day, as did seniors Mackenzie Clark and Madison Mahan.”
Also running for the Lady Elks were Mahan (85th, 24:27.27), Abby Boatright (106th, 25:15.44), Haley Vasquez (108th, 25:17.65) and Bailey Lesley (120th, 25:47.32).