The Wylie Pirates boys cross country team finished fifth overall at the UIL 6A state championships with 145 points. Southlake Carroll won the event, finishing with 65 points, while The Woodlands (96 points), El Paso Eastwood (132 points) and Atascocita (133 points) rounded out the top four.
Nathanael Berhane was the top individual runner for the Pirates, crossing the finish line fifth overall (15:13.6). Hunter Jackson (15:50.9), Caden Biltz (15:58.6), Lyndon Orr (16:00.9), Nathan Moore (16:44.5), Liam Gardiner (17:16.4) and Landin Wolfe (17:20.4) also ran for Wylie.
Jackson was the next best finisher for Wylie, running in 27th. Biltz finished in 47th while Orr ran in 51st.
In the girls meet, Liv Lambert was the lone runner for the Wylie (19:21.0), finishing 76th overall for the Pirates.
Of the state runners, Berhane and Orr were the lone seniors on the roster.
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By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]