Natalia XC underway

Natalia will be led by 16 returning starters total on both sides of the football as they are excited for the season. Natalia fell in the Area Round of the playoffs a season ago vs East Bernard. Pictured is Max Rodriguez.

Natalia Cross Country is officially underway and they are already setting a new standard this year. “We had 25 athletes come out on the first day of two a days, 10 Lady Mustangs and 15 Mustangs,” stated Coach Lane.
The Mustangs will have plenty of competition this year to grab a spot on JV/Varsity. Noah Gilkey and the Senior boys do a great job of pushing each other in practice. Last year, they placed 11th at Regionals and are hungry to improve again this season.
The Lady Mustangs will have quite a few Freshmen fighting for a Varsity spot this year. Returning Regional alternate Meg Martinez is working hard to compete at the Regional level and with the incoming Freshmen, they definitely have that chance as a team.
“I am very excited to be starting my second year in Natalia with my Assistant Coach, Elvia Loza. I have some great athletes and I know they will find their true potential with hard work and consistency. Go Mustangs!!” said Coach Lane.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer