Sam Whitmarsh and Madison Habeck will compete in the state cross country meet on November 9th in Round Rock, after they advanced in their recent regionals meet.
“Going into regionals I didn’t know what to expect,” Whitmarsh said. “I knew that there was going to be some tough competition and that I needed to give everything I had if I was going to move forward.”
With the tough competition in the regionals, Whitmarsh didn’t find out that he advanced until after the race. On the other hand Habeck knew she had the spot towards the end of the race and it helped push her to keep going strong.
“I realized I was going to make it at about the end of the second mile,” Habeck said. “My dad and Coach Tummins were yelling at me that I was in the top 10, so I knew if I just held my pace and pushed it as hard as I could that I would qualify.”
For Habeck this allows her to run her last meet of her high school career in state. Which is just another bonus to the great season she has already had.
“My senior season was honestly amazing,” Habeck said. “I achieved all of my goals this season by medaling at every single meet, breaking 19 minutes, qualifying for state, and the girls team qualifying for regionals. I felt like all of my hard work over the past 4 years was paying off.”
All these things were not only able to be accomplished by all the hard work both Whitmarsh and Habeck have put in, but also by the supportive team and coaches they work with.
“My favorite part about cross country has to be my teammates,” Whitmarsh said. “They are all great and we push each other to get better.”
With the amazing atmosphere the cross country team provides Habeck and Whitmarsh are looking forward to running their best races yet.
“I am really looking forward to the state meet,” Habeck said. “It’s my last race as a part of Brazoswood cross country, so I’m aiming to have the best race I can possibly have.”