Multiple Teams · Cross country takes toll on North Dallas team


The varsity girls cross country team gets ready to run at the DCA meet.
The varsity girls cross country team gets ready to run at the DCA meet.

 

The first three weeks of the cross country season has had its ups and downs for the North Dallas cross country teams.

After competing Saturday at the Gerald Richey UTA meet at Lynn Creek Park, Coach Troy Power said the teams “did OK” but its the injuries that has him worried.

“Injuries happen,” Power said, “but I’d rather have them now than later in the season.”

Power said some athletes have improved their times by a minute and a half.

As far as the injuries, Power said he hopes to have everybody healthy for the district meet on Oct. 20 at Norbuck Park.

“They have to keep stretching it, and working through it,” he said.

Power said hopes to have most of his runners back for the Molina meet Saturday at Jesse Owens Complex in Dallas.

Saturday’s times include:

Boys Varsity
Jose Gutierrez  20:15
Antonio Zaragoza  23:33
Leo Campos  23:36
Steven Do  23:51
Jason Solorzano 24:08

JV Boys
Marco Briones  25:45
Bryan Vizueta  26:46

Girls Varsity
Xya Balderas  26:40
Fatima Rincon  27:49
Kathy Nguyen  29:29
Mari Garcia  31:51
Janette Lopez 32:44
Leslie Canales 35:12

Girls JV (ran 2 miles)
Natalie Chaparro 15:29
Edith Cervantes  17:08
Mary Valdivia  18:47
Jennifer Lopez 19:36
Vanessa Gomez  19:52