Cross Country makes Back to Back Appearance at State


Brianna Farias is provided water by an athletic trainer and her dad after her run. Talon Photo by Ali Nosrat

By Jacob Richman and Caeden Sargent

Freshman Brianna Farias and back to back state runner senior Henos Anerbrhan qualified for the UIL Region II State Cross Country Meet in Austin.

Farias finished the regional in 19th with a time of 19:26, and Anerbrhan finished 11th with a time of 16:09.

Farias made school history at the regional cross country as the first ever freshman, and the first female runner, to make the state meet.

“She is one of the hardest working people I’ve coached,” Coach Elizabeth Brown said. “She has the whole package, and she fights to make herself better.”

The boys team competed at the district competition at Norbuck Park where they qualified for the regional meet for the first time in five years.

They finished seventeenth out of twenty four teams led by Anerbrhan, and juniors Chad Byrd, and Abdisha Musa, who both set personal records at the meet.

“Before the race I was a little nervous,” Anerbrhan said. “But I was more confident than last year, and I felt good going into the race.”