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Mims headed to cross country regionals

Jay Hinton
Glen Rose Reporter
MIMS: Glen Rose senior Jocelyn Mims will be making her fourth trip to regionals.

GLEN ROSE – Glen Rose senior Jocelyn Mims will be making her fourth appearance at the Region Cross Country meet in Lubbock on Nov. 11 with the goal of making it 4-for-4 at the State Cross Country meet as well.

“Jocelyn has a tremendous work ethic, and she has had that since I got here five years ago,” Glen Rose girls cross country coach Ramsey Ghazal said. “This season is a culmination of all of that work.”

In order for her to qualify for the state meet, Mims will need to be in the top 10 racers who are not on an advancing team.

“It’s a little harder (to qualify) this year, but not much,” Ghazal said. “I’ve gone through every team and individual that have advanced and Jocelyn appears to be in the top 5-10 runners. It’s hard to be exact since some courses may be harder than others.”

As a freshman, she placed 11th and fifth among racers who didn’t qualify with a team. As a sophomore, she placed 22nd overall and was the ninth medalist, and last year she was 26th overall.

We just need to have a good week of practice, and let her go compete,” Ghazal said. “We have run in about every type of weather this year from rain, wind, cold and heat, so she has experience with that.”

The UIL State Cross Country meet is set for Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.