On Tuesday, October 21st, the Sherman Cross Country team competed in the division 10-5A District Championships at Myers Park in McKinney. The meet pitted our Bearcats against some of the most challenging 5A competition in the state, including last year's state runner-up.
The varsity boys entered the meet coming off a 3rd place finish at the Melissa Invitational a week and a half previous. That momentum carried over into a strong start, as senior Sam Dick and junior Mason Perales led out for the Bearcats in the early stages of the race. The last mile, however, saw sophomore Matt Schulze emerge and eventually take the spot as the top Sherman finisher. Sam Dick and senior Hector Gutierrez rounded out the top 3 for the Bearcats. Overall, the varsity boys placed 7th in the meet, but show many positive signs for next season. The JV boys team finished 4th overall, with freshman Simon Scheibmeir as the top finisher.
The varsity girls also entered the meet confidently, many having recorded their fastest mile splits of the year in the previous meet. The early tempo for the team was carried by sophomore Veronica Sosa who led out for the Ladycats for nearly the entire first half of the race. On the challenging back half of the course, sophomores Genesis Zamora and Leidy Sibrian pushed forward in the pack and led the charge for Sherman. At the finish, Sibrian edged out Zamora and Veronica Sosa completed the top 3 for the Ladycats. The team finished 6th overall in the district and looks forward to a promising year next year as they will lose only one varsity senior. The JV girls also finished 6th, with junior Hannah Walker crossing the line first for the Ladycats.