The Argyle Eagles Cross Country team shows off their medals at the Gingerbread Jamboree at Camp Copass in Denton, Texas, on August 29, 2019. (Andrew Fritz | The Talon News)
Crossing the Finish Line
After having their top six runners qualify for the regional competition, the cross country team appears to be having one of their best seasons yet. Click on the photos below to learn more about these runners and check out photos from the season here.
Coming to Argyle halfway through his high school cross country career hasn’t stopped senior Jake Sutherland from making an impact on the cross country team.
“We have a legit shot of making state this year so it’ll be cool trying to get there to Austin to run,” Sutherland said.
Sutherland finished fourth at district and placed the highest of any boy from Argyle.
“My first hope is that he wou...
Sophomore varsity cross country runner Amaris Mccasland has not let inexperience stand in the way of her success in both athletics and academics.
"I know she’s in a lot of AP classes," girls cross country coach Greg Martin said. "Last year she was a part of the acapella group. She’s doing a lot and still manages to really perform well and put in the work.”
Mccasland is known for both he...
Since seventh grade, senior Lanie Rodgers has played a big role in the success of the girl's cross country team. She recently placed second at the district 8-4A meet and will advance to the regional competition for the fourth year in a row.
"Lanie is pretty dedicated," senior Dylan Hargroves said. "It’s kind of rare to see girls who are this dedicated, especially to cross country, but she works...
After placing sixth at the district round, Hargroves will move on to the regional competition on October 28.
"Every time we work out he tries his hardest and gives everything he’s got," junior Anthony Diaz said. "Sometimes he even does more than anything else."
Hargroves is known as a leader on varsity who leads by example. He hopes to qualify for state his senior year and inspire the rest o...
Diaz will advance to the regional rounds on October 28 after qualifying at the district competition.
"Anthony probably has one of the strongest work ethics I’ve ever seen," senior Dylan Hargroves said. "He’s very committed, he’s got a lot of heart."
Although Diaz hurt his ankle during the district meet, he still managed to finish ninth overall. Last year, Diaz barely missed qualifying fo...