Senior Robert Uhr finished a close second place at the State 4A Cross Country Meet to defending champion Ryan Teel of Friendswood High School. After running a smart, strategic race on the challenging 5000 meter course in strong 26 mile per hour winds and dust, Uhr trailed Teel by nearly 20 meters with only 100 meters to go. With his trademark blistering kick, Uhr nearly caught Teel as they approached the finish line, but Teel responded to the roar of the crowd and surged to narrowly defeat Uhr by only two seconds. Uhr ran an excellent time of 15 minutes and 44 seconds, a pace of 5 minutes and 3 seconds per mile. Teel is also the defending State 4A Track Champion in both the 1600 and 3200 meters. As seniors, Uhr and Teel are likely to meet again next spring at the State 4A Track Meet 1600 meter championship.
Senior Nic Avey started at a quick pace and was in the top 20 runners at the 1-mile mark in a fast time of 4 minutes and 40 seconds. He finished in 43rd place against the best 4A distance runners in Texas, with an excellent time of 17 minutes and 14 seconds.
Uhr is only the fifth Lockhart runner ever to finish as champion or runner-up at the State 4A Cross Country Meet. He joins an elite group of Lockhart runners including:
- Tommy Bonn: Runner-up 1998
- Jason Gould: Runner-up 1999
- Chris West: Champion 2004
- Rory Tunningley: Champion 2007
Interestingly, Uhr translates from German to English as "time," an appropriate name for one of the top distance runners in Texas.
Defending 4A State Champion Boerne Champion repeated their 2011 first place finish over second place Cedar Park. Boerne Champion and Cedar Park were tied 55 - 55 after their top five runners, but Boerne Champion won the tiebreaker based on their 6th runner's 31st place finish over Cedar Park's 6th runner's 41st place.
District 27-4A was well represented at the State Meet with Boerne Champion's team victory and Robert Uhr's individual silver medal performance.
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Congratulations to Robert Uhr, Nic Avey and all of the Lion and Lady Lion cross country runners for another successful season!
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