Another year, another trip to state!
On Saturday afternoon, the Borger Bulldog Cross County team earned its third consecutive trip to the state cross country meet.
The Bulldogs finished in second place overall with 124 points, finishing just behind Andrews who won the 3A Regional title with 115 points.
The team had two runners finish in the top 20 led by Grant Boren coming in 16th place with a time of 16:01, followed by Jordan Robertson who finished in 17th place with a time of 17:02.
Throughout the 2011 season, the Bulldogs have been known to run well as a group and that was evident on Saturday, as only 37 seconds separated the team's top five runners.
The way the team ran impressed Borger Cross Country Coach Leslie Young who said, ‚ÄúThe varsity boys did just what they needed to do to earn another trip to state, they ran together like they have all season and that was the key. The 37 seconds between 1-5 was our second best all season.‚ÄĚ
District 1-3A rival Perryton finished in fifth place overall with 159 points.
On the girls side, Borger sophomore runner Rachel Rickabaugh finished in 71st place overall with a time of 13:56.
The Class 3A boys race at the state cross country meet will be at 1:40 p.m. on Saturday, November 12th at Old Settler‚Äôs Park in Round Rock.
The Borger Bulldog Cross Country team earned it‚Äôs 3rd consecutive trip to the State Cross Country meet on Saturday by finishing 2nd in the Class 3A boys race.¬† Only 37 seconds separated the first 5 runners for Borger securing their return trip to Round Rock.
Team results-24 teams
Grant Boren¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†17:01¬†¬†¬†¬† 16th
Jordan Robertson¬†¬†¬†17:02¬†¬†¬†¬† 17th
Aaron Smith¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†17:24¬†¬†¬†¬† 29th
Lane Newcomb¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†17:25¬†¬†¬†¬† 30th
Josh Gonzalez¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†17:37¬†¬†¬†¬† 37th
Travis Huffine¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†18:18¬†¬†¬†¬† 72nd
Caleb Withers¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†18:31¬†¬†¬†¬† 84th
Rachel Rickabaugh¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 13:56¬†¬†¬†¬† 71st