Coach Ambriz and Coach Ramos join the Harlingen boys in a zoom call discuss the 2020 season and it's obstacles and the joy of winning a regional title and state meet qualification
COVID had strong effects on South Texas cross country. Staying home, wearing a mask, and staying six feet a part aren't ideal situations when it comes to training for cross country, but it's what 2020 cross country participants had to deal with.
In South Texas, they had to deal with COVID constraints for a much longer period than the rest of the state of Texas. Many districts in the area couldn't train with their coaches and one another until September 28th and couldn't compete until the first weekend in October.
A delayed start and training alone weren't the only set backs for Harlingen, but they were some of the hurdles and disadvantages they had to overcome, and that's exactly what they did - overcome.
The obstacles they faced were tough, but they were determined to beat them. They were able to survive district and then compete at the Region 4-6A Championships. The Harlingen boys took advantage of their chance and won the regional title and earned a tip to the UIL 6A State Cross Country Championships on November 23-34.