On Monday, October 30th, The Village School's cross country team's season came to an end in Waco, TX at the 2017 TAPPS State Championships. The District 3 Champion boys team, comprised of 6 seniors and one sophomore, came into the race ranked third in state, behind Antonian College Prep and El Paso Cathedral. In what was probably the closest finishing group of 4 teams in TAPPS history, the Viking harriers finished 4th, a mere 18 points and 27 seconds behind winner Antonian. A heartbreaking finish but highlighted the strength of this team as 2 weeks of training were lost due to Hurricane Harvey. The team was led by captain Alex A-E, medaling in 3rd place. Other medalists were Ben A in 5th and Kaushal P in 15th.
The Girls Varsity team, having finished a solid 4th at Districts, struggled to a 12th place finish. Perennial favorite Ursuline Academy from Dallas dominated the meet with 40 points with District rival St Agnes finishing 2nd with 77 points. Doris M led the Vikings with a 29th place finish out of 120 runners.
This year's cross country team will graduate a large amount of runners. Alex A-E, Ben A, Chris B, Melanie D, Leo G, Eduardo G, Rebekah H, Mack H, Reshmi P, Federico R, Nina R, and Marco S have been the heart and soul of this great team and will be sorely missed!