KBEC Sports report
WAXAHACHIE — The Life Waxahachie Lady Mustang cross country team will soon take its flawless season into the District 11-4A meet. Led by two freshmen and a returning sophomore, the varsity girls’ cross-country team has already won each of its first six meets so far this season.
The group will look to make it a perfect seven-for-seven when they toe the starting line Friday morning in Hillsboro for the district championship meet. The race was initially scheduled for Wednesday but was postponed due to inclement weather and unknown course conditions.
The success of this team is due in large part to some of its youngest members.
Charzell Wiliams, a sophomore state meet veteran, has improved upon her performances from last year that led her to the 4A state championship meet. Williams currently has a season-best two-mile time of 12:14 and a team-best 19:36 for the 5k.
Freshmen Jordynn West and Emeri Adames, just 13 and 14 years old respectively, have finished every meet in third place or better. West has a season-best of 11:35 for the two-mile race and 18:55 for the 5k, while Adames has an 11:39 two-mile time and 19:18 for the 5k.
Williams, who finished 11th overall in the 2019 4A state meet, hopes to repeat the experience this year, along with her teammates. The state-ranked No. 7 Lady Mustangs varsity team also includes Evie Rodriguez, Kamilah Rodriguez, Natacia Ruiz, and Kimber Tolliver.
“This year’s team has been working hard and putting in the mileage since early June,” Life Waxahachie head cross country coach Daniel Dagen said. “It’s a challenge sometimes to keep them from doing too much, considering three of the girls are also high-level select soccer players and one has a full-year track schedule. This is a special group of girls that I hope to be able to coach for a while.”
The upcoming district meet is hosted by Hillsboro High School and will also feature Alvarado, Godley, Midlothian Heritage, Ferris, and Venus. The Lady Mustangs are poised to continue their success with hopes of qualifying for the state meet, which will be held in late November.