UXC Boys & Girls Teams Headed to Region IV Champoinships

On Friday the Unicorns Boys Cross Country team were within 1 point of claiming their 5th-in-a-row district championship. It wasn’t to be, however. When the points were tallied, the cross town Canyon Cougars were a single point ahead to take home the district trophy. The Unicorn boys second place finish does allow them to move into the region IV 5-A championships next week for another chance at the cougars.

UXC Boys District Meet
UXC Boys District Meet – L to R: Coach Morton, Zack Merrill, Jacob Zapata, Hayden Schmitz, Josh Gruwell, Chase Miller, Isaac Schmidt, Stone Hamlin, Coach Datesman.

The Unicorn Girls Cross Country team handily won their 4th district title in a row. They will also be competing next week in San Antonio in the region IV 5-A championships.

UXC Girls District Champs
UXC Girls District Champs – L to R: Coach Morton, Mia Hofstad, Gabby Thompson, Emily Wilson, Paige Hofstad, Morgan Szekely, Keomi Hamlin, Mallory Gallaher, Coach Datesman.
UXC JV & Varsity Teams
UXC JV & Varsity Teams

Results:
http://www.athleteguild.com/running/seguin-tx/2013-district-25-5a-cross-country-meet/results/team

 

Unicorn Paige Hofstad Brings Home Hardware for 2nd Straight Week; UXC Runs Under Lights on Friday Night.

It’s the heart of the XC season with the Unicorns XC team competing against the top teams in the state (and others outside of the state) over the last 2 weekends.

Nike South Recap:
Paige Hofstad came in 25 seconds ahead of the 2nd place runner from Great Oaks California in the Nike South Invitational Girls Elite 5k race this past Saturday to get the overall win. She led the Unicorn girls XC team to 7th place in the race despite missing Morgan Szekely and Mia Hofstad. Keomi Hamlin was 2nd on the Unicorns team followed by Gabby Thompson, Mallory Gallaher, Emily Wilson, and Hannah Niland on this muggy Saturday in the Woodlands.
The UXC boys had incomplete team scores because the team split into 2 separate races. Hayden Schmitz,  Zack Merrill, and Stone Hamlin competed in the Boys Elite 5k, while Isaac Schmidt, Nick Zuniga, and Chase Miller ran the Boys Green 5k race.

Westlake Chaparral Invitational Under the Lights Recap:
Unicorn girls XC brought home the Westlake Chaparral Invitational team championship with Paige Hofstad outrunning Devin Clark of Smithson Valley to win the race. The Unicorn girls had 5 runners in the top 30 to outrun state powerhouses Katy and Westlake.
The Unicorn XC boys placed 7th out of 19 teams with Hayden Schmitz earning 5th place overall, followed by Stone Hamlin at 14th, and Zack Merrill in 28th.

Hayden Schmitz - 5th Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Hayden Schmitz – 5th Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Zack Merrill - 28th Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Zack Merrill – 28th Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Stone Hamlin - 14th Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Stone Hamlin – 14th Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Morgan Szekely - 4th Place Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Morgan Szekely – 4th Place Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Paige Hofstad wins Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Paige Hofstad wins Westlake Chaparral Invitational.
Paige Hostad Wins Nike South Invitational.
Paige Hostad Wins Nike South Invitational.
Keomi Hamlin & Gabby Thompson @ Nike South
Keomi Hamlin & Gabby Thompson @ Nike South
Nike South Girls Elite Start
Nike South Girls Elite Start