UIL - Montgomery medals at state

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Nov 16th 2008, 11:25pm | 3433 views
Klein sophomore Hillary Montgomery medaled at the UIL State Meet last Saturday, finishing 10th out of 103 runners with a time of 11:21.78.

By Michael Sudhalter

Regardless of how well she performs, Klein High sophomore Hillary Montgomery never seems to be satisfied.

She finished fifth (11:22.5) out of 172 runners on at the two-mile UIL Region II Cross Country Meet in Arlington on Nov. 8.

“I didn’t go with the pack of girls that I know I could have,” Montgomery said. “I should have ran harder. I wasn’t about to pass out when I crossed that line, and to me, that means, I didn’t push myself hard enough.”

That kind of self-determination proved to work in Montgomery’s favor. She medaled at the state meet last Saturday in Round Rock, finishing 10th out of 103 runners in 11:21.78.

The top three teams and top 10 individuals earn state medals.

“She does exactly what I ask of her and she’s a good example for the other athletes, very-very dedicated,” Klein cross country coach Daniel Lawton said. “As a coach, you’d rather have an athlete who encourages other athletes. She’s talented, and she’s a very dedicated hard worker.”

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