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The Coppell boys cross country team placed third at the Class 6A Region I Meet on Nov. 10 in Lubbock at Mae Simmons Park. The boys advance to the 2020 UIL State Meet at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Nov. 24.

Coppell boys ready for tough competition at state meet

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor November 23, 2020

Taking third place at the Class 6A Region I Meet on Nov. 10 in Lubbock at Mae Simmons Park, the Coppell boys next travel to Round Rock to the 2020 UIL Class 6A State Meet at Old Settlers Park.  “I...

Coppell junior Lane Jacobs stays ahead of a pack at the Coppell Invitational on Sept. 4, 2019 at the course at Coppell Middle School West.

Understanding mental, physical aspects of pacing, distance racing

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor November 16, 2020

Whether pushing off the starting block for a 500-yard freestyle or starting a 5K run alongside many others, distinct patterns emerge as long-distance racers compete using various strategies tailored to...

The Coppell boys cross country team won the District 6-6A championship on Friday at North Lakes Park in Denton. The boys advance to the Class 6A Region I Meet on Nov. 10, while the Coppell girls finished fourth.

Boys cross country take district title, girls place fourth

Anjali Krishna, Co-Sports Editor October 31, 2020

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected from its original version. The Sidekick apologizes for the error. There is a new cross country champion at Coppell High School as it is the boys teams'...

Coppell senior Chloe Hassman and junior Waverly Hassman run during cross country practice at Buddy Echols Field on Tuesday morning. Hassman committed to the University of Pennsylvania for track and field and cross country on Aug. 22. Photo by Lilly Gorman.

Hassman commits to UPENN, finds her way back to hometown

Avani Kashyap, Daily News/Assignment Editor September 16, 2020

Throughout her life, Coppell senior Chloe Hassman has been surrounded by a family of runners that inspire her. She will leave CHS cited as an inspiration to the years below her. On Aug. 22, Hassman...

Coppell senior Shelby Spoor signs to Louisiana State University for track and cross country beside her parents, Coppell boys golf and assistant cross country coach Jason Spoor and Leia Spoor, in the CHS Arena on Feb. 5. Spoor signed to LSU after considering various offers from universities throughout Texas.

Spoor racing towards running future

Jillian Moore, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

Beginning running in elementary school, Coppell High School senior Shelby Spoor developed a tremendous love for running both cross country and track and has used this love to foster enthusiasm and support...

Coppell tennis coach Rich Foster advises doubles teammates junior Matthew Abbey and sophomore Vinay Patel at the CHS Tennis Center on Thursday. Foster is preparing the team for the spring season with practices and socials to build camaraderie between old and new players. Photo by Camden Southwick

Offseason pushes coaches to improve on their athletes

Nanette Pottoore, Staff Writer December 18, 2019

Mile-runs, gyms, and more workouts. As Coppell transitions from fall sports to winter sports, fall season coaches are working to improve their athletes in preparation for the next season.  Coppell...

Coppell junior Evan Caswell stays at the front of the pack at the Class 6A State Meet at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday. Caswell placed fourth overall with a time of 14:48.34 and the Coppell boys took seventh place, with the Cowgirls finishing fourth in the state. Photo courtesy Colin Proctor.

Southlake Carroll sweeps cross country titles

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer November 11, 2019

Perfect weather accompanied a disappointing finish at the Class 6A State Meet for both Coppell cross country teams at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The girls’ reign as state champions was overthrown...

The Coppell cross country team poses for a picture this morning at their send off to the state meet. The girls begin their race on Saturday in Round Rock at 2:30 p.m. and the boys begin their's at 3:15 p.m.

Running to state

Anjali Krishna, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

At the Class 6A Region 1 Meet in Lubbock on Oct. 28, both the Cowgirls and Cowboys cross country teams qualified for the 2019 UIL State Meet at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The Cowgirls will approach...

Coppell junior Evan Caswell warms up with his teammates at cross country practice on Tuesday morning on the Buddy Echols Field track. Caswell holds school records in two cross country events and is chasing his third record in a track event.

Racing to the top

Sydney Rowe, Staff Writer/Photographer November 6, 2019

Fifteen minutes is not much time for many tasks for the average person, but around that amount of time is all it takes for Coppell junior runner Evan Caswell to complete a 3-mile race. Caswell has broken...

Coppell sophomore Rebeca Centeno prepares to bump against Hebron in the CHS Arena on Oct. 4. Centeno also runs for the Coppell cross country team.

Centeno spikes, races with dual identity

Neha Desaraju, Student Life Editor October 31, 2019

Juggling two varsity sports and AP classes is no easy feat, but for Coppell sophomore Rebeca Centeno, it is every day. Centeno plays volleyball and runs cross country. Staying before school for cross...

The Coppell girls cross country team qualifies for the Class 6A state championship meet in Round Rock on Nov. 9 after placing second at the Class 6A Region I meet in Lubbock on Monday. The Cowgirls will be defending their state championship title after winning last year. Photo courtesy Nicole Jund.

State bound with company

Emma Meehan, Staff Writer October 29, 2019

The 2018 Class 6A girls state champion Coppell cross country team will return to state this year for the fourth year in a row, but not alone. They will be joined by the CHS boys team, which qualified...

Coppell cross country runners junior Morgan Colon, junior Natalie Fleming, freshman Waverly Hassman, senior Shelby Spoor, and junior Chloe Hassman run on the Buddy Echols Field Track before school on Oct. 15. Waverly has grown up in a family of runners.

Hassman follows family’s footsteps in cross country

Trisha Atluri, Staff Writer October 22, 2019

Stadium lights illuminate the otherwise dark Buddy Echols Field Track as CHS9 student Waverly Hassman warms up with the varsity cross country girls team. At 7 a.m., as many high school students are just...

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