BRYAN, Texas -- The College Station Lady Cougar Cross Country Team finished fifth a year ago at their first ever trip to State. According to Kelsie Warren some things came up and kept them from earning a medal.
The group set a goal after that fifth place finish that they would return to Old Setter's Park in Round Rock and better 2012's outcome.
This year the Lady Cougars come in as the team to beat and ranked number 1 in Class 3A in the coaches poll.
The key for Lady Cougars to win the first ever team state championship in the history of College Station High will be to have a consistent effort across the board.
"It doesn't matter what one person does," said Warren. "If you have a bunch of people not getting where they need to be you can't win, because it's 5 that matters not just one.
While the Lady Cougars are the team to beat in 3A, the boys' team is picked to finish in the top 10.
"First day of practice in July coach said that was the main goal get to state and race at state," said junior runner Jon Bishop.
"It's an honor for all cross country runners. You made it to the state meet. It's pretty, pretty cool. Cool experience."
The meet in Round Rock gets started Saturday morning with the girls running at 10:40 and the boys at 11:10.