Center cross country runners heading to Saturday meet

The Center High and Middle School Roughriders boys and girls cross country teams are scheduled to participate in the East Texas Invitational Cross Country Meet on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Center will be sending varsity and junior varsity runners along with middle school participants, according to Doug Boone, head cross country coach. The meet will be in New Summerfield at the New Summerfield Athletic Complex, 13307 Hwy 110 South.

Varsity runner Jacob Garcia, pictured, is one of this week's Automotive Collision Specialists' Athletes of the Week based on his 11th place finish out of more than 160 runners last week in Tyler. He also was instrumental in helping the Riders varsity boys squad take a second place team standing in the SFA Invitational in Nacogdoches two weeks ago out of a 36 team field of runners from schools all over the region.

Departure time for runners leaving Center is 5:45 a.m. Saturday.

Tentative Schedule

8:00 - Varsity Boys 5000 meters

8:45 - Varsity Girls 3200 meters

9:15 - JV Boys 5000 meters

10:30 - MS boys 3200 meters

11:15 - MS girls 3200 meters

*schedule is subject to change