2014 UIL State Cross Country Championships

Proud of our girls and their 5th place finish at the UIL State Championships on Saturday, November 8th.  Complete results can be found by clicking on the link below.  These girls have represented Clyde very well all year, and they gained some great experience competing on a BIG stage.  Congratulations to Tristen Brashear for a fabulous Senior year in cross country and a great high school running career!  The Lady Bulldogs will be back in 2015 and hungry for a chance to get on that state podium.  Congratulations to all of our cross country runners on a very memorable season!!


I would like to say a special thank you to the following people:

Maw Maw Gordon–thank you for capturing this season with your camera!  These kids will have such great memories of the year because of all your pictures and special attention!

Clyde CC parents–thank you for getting your kids up early to run and supporting them in such a positive way; thank you for entrusting them to me and allowing me to coach them.

Clyde administration–thank you for giving us the resources we needed to be successful in this sport!  Thank you for your support throughout the season.

Clyde Booster Club–thank you for our uniforms that definitely stood out at STATE; thank you for designing our shirts throughout the season, and Trina Riley thank you for all your work and support!

Coach White–thank you for your work with our JH runners, preparing them for success in high school!  Thank you to you and Coach Loper for getting the basketball season going while we continued to train in cross country.

Coach Munoz & Coach Jones–thank you for working with many of our runners during 8th period and helping them feel great on race day!

Stephanie and my kids–thank you guys for being a part of this season!  For being there to share in it and celebrate it.  Love ya’ll.

I would like to leave this quote for my CC runners–“Those at the top of the mountain, didn’t fall there.” Marcus Washling; Lots of things we can do in the spring and summer to work our way up the mountain!  “Why not us?” in 2015!!

Regional Results

Very proud of our cross country kids today!!  Several of our varsity boys ran season best times on a challenging Regional course.  These guys finished 17th, and the good news is that none of them graduate.  They will be back next year ready to do some work in Region 1.

The Varsity girls continued their win streak by claiming the Region 1 Title.  They finished with 95 total points (2nd was Brady with 170, 3rd Sonora with 200 and 4th Kermit 209).  The girls stepped up and ran great.  They EARNED a trip to the state meet next weekend at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.  Complete Regional results can be found by clicking the link below.


Complete information for the UIL State Cross Country meet can be accessed through the UIL website.  The link is below:


Hotel information for the state meet:

Holiday Inn Express in Cedar Park [512-259-8200]; 1605 E Whitestone Blvd, Cedar Park, TX (this is about a 15 minute drive to the course in Round Rock)

Final note–I had several people at our hotel compliment our students on their behavior.  One couple from Canada were very impressed with our athletes and their conduct.  This is a credit to the wonderful parents and community we have in Clyde!!

JH District Results

Still waiting to post the complete district results for JH, but here is a synopsis how Clyde finished:

JH District Cross Country

7th Grade Girls –   Team 2nd Place
Megan Smith  7th
London Brasher – 9th
Claire Brown – 11th
Kaitlyn Turner – 13th
Savannah Early – 15th
Leslie O’Dell – 16th
Brooke Widner – 20th
8th Grade Girls – District Champions
Kylah Holland – 3rd
Samantha Samford – 4th
Gabi Phariss – 5th
Channing Siewert – 6th
Alex Phariss – 17th
7th Grade Boys
Raymon Ortiz – 2nd
Britten Brashear – 5th
Brian Graham – 8th
8th Grade Boys
Phillip Saunders – 2nd
Sean Clifton – 10th
Nickolas Browning – 13th

District 8-3A Results and Region 1 Championships Info

Very proud of all our Cross Country kids today!  They competed at a championship level.  It was fun to see Clyde represented so well!  I do not yet have complete Junior High Results, but I will post them ASAP.  Below is a short synopsis of high school races:

JV girls–1st place (6th win of the year); took the first four places

Varsity girls–1st place (still undefeated); put 5 in the top 10; advanced to Regionals

Varsity boys–2nd place (best finish of the season); 3 in the top 10


District 8-3A Results

Region 1 Championships Information:

Course Location–Mae Simmons Park, MLK Blvd & 24th Street, Lubbock

Hotel–Best Western Lubbock Windsor Inn; 5410 Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX 79404; (806) 762-8400

Kids will depart Thursday morning, run the course Thursday afternoon and the race schedule can be accessed by clicking the link below–