HOUSTON - The dynasty has another chapter written.
On Monday, The Woodlands Christian Academy boys team captured its fourth-straight TAPPS Cross Country Team State Championship with 70 points and three runners finishing inside the Top 10.
"It's awesome for seniors like Ben (Shearer), Caleb (Bigler) and Josh (Mueck) to get rings all four of their years," TWCA Cross Country coach Tom Earle, who now has 10 state titles rings between cross country and track, said. "That's pretty special."
Shearer added: "Each year we had such a strong team and it's really influenced the way I run personally and my work ethic. It's really cool being a part of a championship team that's been there for four years."
FOR BEN SHEARER, RUNNING IS A FAMILY TRADITION.
The junior cross-country and long-distance trackster has dominated the competition over the past 12 months.
He won the Class 4A TAPPS individual title in October by over a minute to lead his team to its third- straight state title. The first in the string of TWCA titles was headlined by his brother Josh, who now runs for the University of Arkansas.