The Burton Panthers traveled to Texas A&M Corpus Christi on Monday to compete in the Region IV 2A cross country meet. In the 2A boys division, 169 runners from 38 schools competed in the race. For the 4th consecutive year, the Panthers entered a team at the meet. This year the Panthers were represented by: Devlin Douglas (Fr.), Hunter Hancock (Jr.), Andre Ortiz (Jr.), Rodney Taylor-Wolk (So.), Trinity Pope (Jr.), Kolten Lunbeck (So.), and Thomas Angell (Sr.). Top finishers for the Panthers were Douglas - 46th and Hancock - 54th. Unfortunately, none of the Panthers were able to advance to state this year.
The Lady Panthers were represented this year by Sophomore Peyton Sigsbee. For 2A girls, there were 173 runners from 40 schools competing in the race. When the dust had settled, Sigsbee finished 15th overall, winning a coveted individual spot at the State Meet. Sigsbee is only the second cross country runner in school history to make it to state and the first Lady Panther to advance that far in the sport.
Sigsbee will run next Friday, November 4th in Old Settler's Park, Round Rock, at 1140am.