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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

Priya Gangadharan ‘23, Will Murray ‘23, and Preston Sanderville ‘23 celebrate their signing, looking ahead to their futures.

Track Athletes Commit to Run at the Collegiate Level

Amelie Puga, Reporter May 16, 2023

On Tuesday, May 9, three track athletes signed to run cross country and track at the collegiate level in the War Room. The ceremony commemorated the players’ decisions to continue their cross country...

Priya Gangadharan ‘23 races in the 800 meter at the Round Rock Event. Gangadharan took first place at the regional meet on Friday, April 29.

Five Athletes Compete at Regional Track Meet, One Advances to State

Amy Simon, Sports Editor May 2, 2023

On Thursday, April 28, and Friday, April 29, five athletes competed at the regional track meet in five different events. The five athletes placed top four in the area meet the week prior and competed with...

Violet Hewitt 25 begins her first jump for the triple jump event.

Track and Field Starts Season off Strong

Amy Simon, Sports Editor March 16, 2023

The track and field team concluded the first half of their season with five meets prior to spring break. The team competed at Hays, Belton, Bastrop, Round Rock, and Westlake, competing and improving...

Seniors Padt Skawratananond and Atlee Olofson look to Coach Malcom Framjee during his speech. Coach Framjee recognized the two athletes for their hard work over the past four years.

Students Commemorate Accomplishments During Signing Day

Amy Simon, Sports Editor February 8, 2023

On Wednesday, Feb. 8, students, athletes, parents, and coaches gathered to commemorate student-athletes who signed to further their athletic endeavors in college. Coaches lined up to exclaim their...

Korban Murphy 24 attempts to pass other athletes to move up the ranks. Murphy placed the highest out of all the varsity boys, with his 26th place finish leading the team to their qualification.

Varsity Boys Cross Country Claims Victory and Advances to State

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 27, 2022

For the first time in Westwood history, the varsity boys cross-country team qualified for the state meet on Sunday, Oct. 24. Finishing in fourth place just behind New Braunfels, they are one of four...

Ganesh Kumarappan ‘23 and Korban Murphy ‘24 celebrate their success after the race. The boys finished in 23rd and 10th place respectively and will be competing at the regional meet.

Varsity Boys Cross Country Qualifies For Regionals

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 18, 2022

For the first time since 1992, the varsity boys' cross-country team qualified for the regional meet on Thursday, Oct. 13. Korban Murphy ’24 and William Murray ‘23 led the team in 10th and 12th...

The varsity girls team celebrates their second place ranking. This meet marked the most medalists the team has had this season.

Cross Country Competes at Final RRISD Invitational

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 12, 2022

Continuing a successful season, the cross country team competed in the RRISD Andy Jackson Invitational at Old Settlers Park. Athletes in each team saw success as they competed in their final invitational...

Preston Sanderville 23 competes in the competitive 5000-meter run. Sanderville ended up earning eighth place in the event, securing a new personal record with his time.

Cross Country Begins Their Season at Vista Ridge Invitational

Aanika Hirode, Arts & Entertainment Editor September 1, 2022

As the sun rose on Friday, Aug. 27, the cross country team officially began their season at the Vista Ridge Invitational. With over 30 teams competing, the athletes pulled off several impressive victories....

Xavier Ashford 23 completes a successful handoff with Demani Stewart during the 4x100 relay.

Ten Track Athletes Move on to Regionals

Amy Simon, Sports Editor April 22, 2022

On Thursday, April 21, the track team took 14 athletes to the area meet in hopes of attaining a regionals qualification. Ten athletes qualified over eight events and will compete at the regionals meet...

Ella Wood 23 jumps over the high jump bar at the Round Rock Invitational Meet.

14 Track Athletes Advance to the Area Meet

Hannah Ashtari, Managing Editor April 19, 2022

On Tuesday, April 12, and Wednesday, April 13, the track team competed at the district meet at the Hutto Memorial Stadium. Fourteen athletes qualified over eight events. The area competition will take...

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

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...

The Varsity Girls get set on the starting line.

Cross Country Advances Nine Athletes to Regionals

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...

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