Eastwood entered its fifth straight UIL State Cross Country Championship with an unfamiliar label – the favorites.
The Troopers, who won bronze at last year’s championship at the Class 6A level, easily earned the school’s first state cross country championship Saturday afternoon at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.
Eastwood won the championship scoring 62 points, 29 ahead of two-time Class 5A champion Lucas Lovejoy and 25 points better than state runner-up Austin Johnson.
Burges was 15th with 382 points.
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