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Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

The student news site of Westwood High School.

Westwood Horizon

Track, Field, & Cross-Country

Gangadharan crosses the finish line during a race. “The competitive aspect [of racing] is awesome, but it’s more like I love being surprised by new terrains in the races,” Gangadharan said.

Priya Gangadharan Shares Her Journey of Running to the Cross Country State Championship

By Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor November 5, 2021

It all started with a sign. Not a metaphorical one, but a literal sign on the sign of the road that catalyzed Priya Gangadharan’s ‘23 journey to running, the Westwood Cross Country team, and the...

Deepti Choudhury 21 places 7th in the 6A girls race. Choudhury went out with the top pack, and held on to finish the 5K in 18 minutes and 20 seconds.

Cross Country Sends Two Athletes to State

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor October 31, 2019

At the UIL Regional Cross Country Meet, nearly 200 of the fastest qualifying athletes in each region battled for coveted spots at the prestigious UIL State meet, held in Old Settlers Park. The regional...

The Varsity Girls get set on the starting line.

Cross Country Advances Nine Athletes to Regionals

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor October 22, 2019

The cross country team capped off a successful season at Old Settlers Park on Thursday, Oct. 17 with a strong showing across the boys and girls divisions. Nine athletes, including all seven varsity...

The varsity boys begin the race on the football field.  The large clump soon narrowed to a lead pack of ten runners. Photo courtesy of Ramesh Swaminathan.

Cross Country Takes Third at Lago Vista Invite

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor September 16, 2019

The cross country team braved the hilly terrain of Lago Vista on Friday, Sept. 13 in a meet attended by 34 schools from the central Texas area. The varsity boys placed third with 90 points after being...

Pablo Lomeli 21, Zach Carver 21, and Nima Ashtari 20 jostle for space at the start of the race.

Cross Country Opens Season at Vista Ridge Invite

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor August 26, 2019

After a grueling summer of training, the cross country team began racing on Friday, August 23 at the annual Vista Ridge Invitational, hosted by Vista Ridge High School. In a competitive field of 40...

Purvi Mujumdar 19 runs after a smooth hand off in the 4x100m.

Track and Field Closes Regular Season, Athletes Qualify for Area

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor April 7, 2019

On Wednesday, April 3 and Thursday, April 4, both the JV and varsity track and field teams traveled to Leander High School to compete against the other eight schools in the 13-6A athletic conference...

Nima Ashtari 20 paces right behind Pablo Lomeli Lluis 21.

Cross Country Falls Short of Regionals By Eight Points

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor October 15, 2018

On Thursday, Oct. 11, the Cross Country team competed in their final meet of the season, the highly anticipated RRISD District meet. Held at Old Settlers Park, all nine schools from the 13-6A athletic...

Adam Tomsio 19 points at the camera mid race.

JV Cross Country Prepares For District Meet In Pre-District Race

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor October 6, 2018

On Thursday, Oct. 4, the JV Cross Country team returned to Old Settlers Park for the second time this season to compete in the Pre-District meet. This meet gives runners the chance to see all the...

Junna Castel 20 turns the corner towards the end of her race.
Photo Courtesy of Hector Lomeli

Varsity Cross Country Races at Statewide McNeil Invite

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor October 1, 2018

On Saturday, Sept. 28, over 7,000 athletes from across Texas traveled to Old Settlers Park to go toe-to-toe with one another in one of the most competitive races in the country. This year, the Warriors...

Cross Country Races at Camp Tejas Invite

Cross Country Races at Camp Tejas Invite

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor September 26, 2018

The Cross Country team continued its hallmark season at the Camp Tejas Invite on Sept. 21 in Giddings, TX. The varsity boys managed to place fourth despite unfavorable conditions and the absence of one...

Zach Shrull 19, Neil Panwalker 21, Pablo Lomeli 21, Nima Ashtari 20, Aryan Patel 19, and Gavin Thomas 21 smile after completing their race.
Photo courtesy of Hector Lomeli.

Cross Country Claims Titles at Jarrell Meet

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor September 16, 2018

The cross country team competed in the Annual Mesquite Run in Jarrell, TX on Sept. 15. All four teams managed to come away with impressive victories on a difficult course teeming with mud and slippery...

Nima Ashtari 20 and Pablo Lomeli Lluis 19 smile together after the race.

Cross Country Triumphs At Pflugerville Invitational

By Nima Ashtari, Community & World News Editor September 9, 2018

The cross country team continued their season at the Pflugerville Invitational Friday, Sept. 7 with strong showings across multiple races. The varsity boys placed fourth overall out of the 18 teams...

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