Van Alstyne cross-country standouts Evan and Molly McQuirk traveled to Denton Aug. 31 to compete in the challenging Marcus 1 Invitational Cross Country Run.
Molly ran in the girls’ 4A varsity division and turned in a time of 21:44 over the 5K course. That’s a little over three miles, brotha, and that’s a little over seven minutes for each of those miles, and that ain’t loafing.
She finished eighth in a field of 49 runners.
Evan stepped up to the 5A boys’ division and turned in a personal best performance of 16:16 for the 5K. That was good enough for 23rd place in a field of almost 220 runners.
Both the Van Alstyne and Howe cross-country teams will participate in Saturday’s Shade Tree Run in Muenster.