Nordheim ISD hosts first ever cross country meet
By Robert Proctor
For the first time in Nordheim ISD history, according to coach Carlton Williams, the Pirates hosted a cross country meet last weekend, Oct. 10. Led by senior, Deric Torres, the boys team finished in first place, edging out a strong team from Waelder.
“It’s exciting,” coach Williams said of being able to host. “We have a lot of Nordheim people who normally don’t get to go to our meets, because they’re early in the morning or far away. It’s a good chance for the community to come out and see us run.”
Torres, who advance to state last year as a junior, didn’t put up his best time of the season but still came in first place. He finished in 19 minutes flat in the 5K, defeating Alex Ford of Waelder by 20 seconds.
“The guy from Waelder pushed me, and it was some good competition,” Torres said. “He gave me a run for my money. We were with each other the whole race. I was able to come out on top.”
On the girls' side for Nordheim, usually, only Danielle Wilson runs, but on this day, the entire volleyball team also joined their teammate.
“I think they did well at our course,” coach Williams said. “They had a volleyball game last night (Oct. 9) that Danielle and them had to work pretty hard for. They’re kind sore this morning, but I thought they did pretty well.”
Running at home with the community on-hand was a memorable experience for Torres.
“It was amazing,” he said. “All the people coming out to support was awesome. It makes me that much more excited to run.”
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