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Cross Country finishes 3rd in State

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On October 30th, the Northland Cross Country team competed in state. After winning the district championship comftortably, the cougar boys felt very confident coming into state. On the other side, the cougar girls were district runner-ups, and they felt very confident as well. They State Meet took place in Waco, Texas. The runners were competing in horrible conditions, as there was wind, rain, and it was around 30 degrees Fahrenheit. The year before was a lot warmer, around 80 to 90 degrees. The difference is like two different seasons.

Grant Rodges Running
Kris Canales running

The Cougars did very well in their runs. They boys doing extremely well, getting 3rd in state. Gerson Pineda and Grant Rodges getting All-State Accolades as the both finished in the top 10. The runners said the race was very challenging due to the conditions. This will be a season to be remembered for both teams. Both girls and boys have very young teams, and have a lot of potential for the future. It was a good send off for all the seniors, Cierra Raven, Samantha Miller, and Collin Scamp-Gross.

Gerson Pineda trying to beat other runners
Isaac Banos Running
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Isaac Banos, Writer
Hi, I'm Isaac Banos, I was born in Houston, Texas in 2009. I started going to Northland when I was around 2 or 3 years old, but I moved to Chicago in 3rd grade. I came back to Northland in 7th Grade. I also play soccer, I started playing when I was 3 years old and haven't stopped since. Currently I am in 9th Grade at NCS, I love it here. I also currently play soccer in MLS Next for Houston Rangers. I am doing Cross Country and soccer at Northland, and maybe Track. I also recently just came off playing in USYS National Championships, which my old team placed top 4 in the Nation. I hope to become a professional Soccer Player. If I don't become a Pro, I would like to be a sports journalist hence why I am taking Journalism in High school. I hope to Graduate at Northland Christian in 2027.

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