Race to the End

Cross country season comes to a finish


Peyton Wade

Decatur cross country has finished off their season, with the men’s varsity team and freshman Olivia O’Brian running at the regional meet. Senior Derrick Bible will represent the school at the state meet on Nov. 6.

Allie Tribe, Editor

With two final races, the Decatur Cross Country teams closed out their seasons.

The district meet, held at the Reunion Grounds, brought an end to the Lady Eagles season. The team finished fourth, but freshman Olivia O’Brian finished seventh overall and ran at regionals representing the Lady Eagles.

Speaking of her last season, first time varsity runner and senior Tanaya Lunday felt the loss at district was bittersweet, but trusted in the team to improve next season.

“It [the season] went fairly well and I’m glad I was able to leave a good work ethic,” Lunday said. “I think these girls have a bright future ahead of them.”

The men’s varsity team came in second, punching their entire team a ticket to regionals. The team was led by senior Derrick Bible finishing in third followed by junior Hunter Smith in fifth and sophomore Jacob Lara in eighth.

At the regional meet, O’Brian along with the men’s varsity took the field to vie for a ticket to state. The men’s team placed seventh overall, while Bible placed eighteenth, meaning he will go on to represent the Decatur Eagles at the state meet.

O’Brian ran in the women’s two mile race and finished 48th, finishing in the upper half of the race.

“Running at regionals for the first time was a great experience and I hope to go back next year,” O’Brian said.