The Geneva varsity cross country team competed in the TAPPS 4A State Meet on Monday, October 29, at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco. The girls team finished as runner-up and the boys team placed fifth overall.
Girls results in 2-mile race:
- Freshman Samantha Doran placed 8th out of 93 runners (14:09.3) and was a State Medalist with her top 10 finish.
- Sophomore Alexis Davis placed 18th (14:58.9)
- Junior Emma De Vries placed 21st (15:05.1)
- Freshman Kaitlyn Cates placed 38th (15:44.6)
- Freshman Piper Hoke placed 85th (19:26.8)
Boys results in 5K race:
- Freshman Nicolas Siller placed 15th out of 151 runners (19:15.3 )
- Junior Noah Nilsson placed 23rd (19:40.0)
- Senior Aedan Petty placed 42nd (20:44.1)
- Sophomore Gabe Ross placed 45th (20:55.9)
- Sophomore Michael De Vries placed 79th (22:22.6)
- Junior Anson Eggerss placed 80th (22:23.0)
- Junior David Grote placed 88th (22:44.4)
“I’m really proud of all of their efforts and more importantly, their inclusiveness of each other and their camaraderie as a team,” Geneva varsity cross country coach Karen Cate said. Cate’s husband, Eric Cate, is the assistant coach.