X-Country Qualifies 1st Regional Boy in 4 years

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X-Country Qualifies 1st Regional Boy in 4 years

Armando Yanez, Staff Writer

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As X-Country makes history, The Growler caught up with the team to ask about their success.

The Bowie Cross Country team’s season has been successful, as Coach Vasquez was happy with the team’s performance, and felt that the team had an overall good season.

Most of the runners had their own individual success, while runner Dylan Espinosa reached regionals for the first time in his high school career, finishing 10th in district.

“It’s going great, I’m a bit tired and worked up but overall it’s been great.  It feels really good to reach regionals because that was my main goal at the start of the season,” Espinoza said.

Espinoza will look to compete much harder than he ever has at regionals, a meet a Bowie boy hasn’t made since 2014, in hopes of making it further into state.

“I’m very confident that I can make it even further. I’ve been working hard for this moment and I feel great going into it,” Espinoza said.

Coach Vasquez was happy with the team’s performance, and felt that the team had an overall good season as well.

“Well I think that we had a good season. We ran a lot of really hard races, we trained a lot, most of the athletes I have are involved in other sports as well, so I think that we had a good season. I was really confident in their ability to do what it was that we had trained them to do. We had trained to raise our intensity, be competitive, and I was really happy with that,” coach Vasquez said.

Stephanie Salinas, 12, barely missed regionals by finishing 15th.

Coach Vasquez also had some high praise for Espinosa, who is a junior and looks to return with more success next year.

“He’s very young and I’m looking forward to having him again next year, and I think he’s going to do very well in track, and I think he’s going to do very well in cross country and track his senior year, too,” coach Vasquez said.