Viper Cross Country Runs Their Way to District

Maggie Talbot, Staff Writer

Viper cross country is taking on its running rivals at the Leander ISD district meet today, October 26 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The team will be taking on tough competitors in the district, such as Rouse and Cedar Park, in hopes of moving onto the regional cross country meet.

“I’d have to say our biggest competitors will be Rouse and Cedar Park because they’re really good teams, and they’re out to win,” sophomore Zameer Vaswani said.

The team has been preparing since the beginning of summer for district through a four-stage running program. They are currently in their “championship” running stage, and that’s exactly what they’ve been working to be.

“I want to get a good time, and maintain a good pace. Hopefully I’ll make it into the top ten, but that’s what everyone is going for. It’s a tight race,” freshman Sydney Prucha said.

The team has been preparing for months to have a successful season, but more importantly a district win. With so much riding on one race, the runners are starting to feel the pressure.

“We’ve been training since the beginning of summer, and we’ve basically been training just for Friday,” Prucha said.

The team has high hopes that their hard work will pay off at district, and high expectations for what they will achieve this season.

“I think the team will do great at district and go to regionals,” senior Amalia Nordin said.