Blazek Skucius ‘20, Travis Enochs ‘20, Nicholas Chandler ‘20 and Joseph Romero ‘22 swept the four-top places to pace Eagle Cross Country to a dominant district championship at Spring Creek Park in Tomball.
Skucius outraced the 5,000-meter field in 16:50.95 followed by Enochs (16:52.86), Chandler (17:23.22) and Romero (17:31.31) as the Eagles easily separated from runner-up St. Pius x, The Village, St. John XXIII and Tomball Concordia Lutheran.
The latest results continue a commanding season for head coach Nathan Labus as the Eagles seek to match the program’s lone state championship captured in 2004.
Enochs delivered a top-10 finish that pushed the Eagles to a ninth-place result at the prestigious Friday Night Lights event hosted by The Woodlands in August. Skucius (14:20) and Castaneda (14:20.9) added top-30 places among more than 225 runners.
The Enochs-Skucius tag-team then produced the top-two Eagle times in a pair of impressive runner-up team results, first the Houston Christian Dave Jentzen Invitational, then the Houston Baptist Cross Country Carnival where St. Thomas out-performed a field filled with UIL 6A programs.
The Eagles opened the campaign taking third place at the 10th Annual IWA Invitational behind Skucius (seventh), Enochs (14th) and Castaneda (15th), and later won the 5K St. Thomas Episcopal Invitational behind a 1-2-3 takeover from Enochs (17:43.13), Skucius (17:51.50) and Chander (18:16.27).
The Eagles appear well positioned and peaking with valuable momentum for the TAPPS State Championships October 29 at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course in Waco.
Eagle Fight Never Dies!