Bridgeland Manages School Record in 4x800 and Social Media

Photo by Jamison Michaels

Bridgeland boys pose with Olympic Gold Medalist Athing Mu after placing second at 4x800 relay at 2022 Texas A&M High School Indoor Classic

The Bridgeland boys 4x800 relay turned in a very solid performance Saturday at the Texas A&M High School Indoor Classic.

They finished second overall in the event to Celerity Performance by only 0.25 of a second. Except for Bridgeland and Lake Belton, Celerity Performance and the other teams entered in the race were all club teams and comprised of runners from several different schools in metropolitan areas.

However, the Bridgeland boys were still good enough as a unit to overcome the talented club squads and nearly all of them. In doing so, they broke the school record with their dazzling combined 8:10.78 run.

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Although the cross country and track and field programs at Bridgeland are excellent and led by extraordinary coaching staffs, the kids take things into their own hands.

Their fitness is only one reason they are able to compete the way they do. They also have great chemistry as a unit and they support each other.

The support also expands beyond the running scope. The team has their own podcast and they are social media savants. The upperclassmen head the team's instagram account (@thelandxc) and plan to pass on to the underclassmen, with expectations of maintaining the standard.

The Bridgeland Bears have big plans for the 2022 track and field season; they're off to a great start.