Prosper Cross Country “El Caliente” at Chile Pepper 5k

The Prosper Eagles cross country team was supposed to head to Round Rock over the weekend for the McNeil Invitational, but it was canceled due to rain. So instead, the team traveled to Fayetteville, Arkansas for the 29th Annual Chile Pepper Festival to participate in the “El Caliente” 5K race. The festival hosted over 6,500 runners and 6,000 spectators for the event.

Prosper’s girls team took ninth place overall out of 74 senior high teams. Senior Emily Patterson and sophomore Tatum Castillo lead the Prosper girls with times of 18 minutes 40 seconds and 19 minutes, respectively.

The boys also represented Prosper incredibly well at the race. Senior runner Sam Rizzo led the Eagles boys team with a time of 16 minutes 35 seconds. Prosper’s boys all finished within a minute of Rizzo’s time, the next two runners crossing the finish line being Wyatt Landis and Alex Velez. Overall, the boys would finish 15th out of a total of 81 teams averaging 16 minutes 56 seconds for their races.

The Eagles cross country team will travel to Norbuck Park today, October 6th, for the Dallas Jesuit XC Classic.

Renee Marler | Renee@CedarbrookMedia.com

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