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HOUSTON - Every year, Gabrielle Hoots has improved.
Her time. Her finish in races and now the past three years of work are paying off huge dividends for the Klein Oak senior. For the third--straight year, Hoots claimed the District 15-6A Championship. But unlike previous seasons - which saw her register back-to-back third place finishes at the Region II Championships, Hoots took her place on the top of the podium in 2021.
Hoots won the Region II Championship on October 25 running a personal-best 17:58.40. Now, she heads to Round Rock on Saturday to try and top her previous best finish - 28th overall in 2020 - at the UIL State Cross Country meet.
VYPE's Joshua Koch caught up with Hoots for this VYPE Player Profile.
Klein Cain is in... the Hurricanes make the postseason
Let's take a gaze at the Houston Class 6A Playoff Crystal Ball.
The districts standings are coming into focus, which leads to potential matchups in the postseason. There is a little work to do and things could move a little, but these are the forecasts for Who Goes Where?
Ok, here we go.
Bold denotes Predicted District Winner.
The Woodlands – DI (1st Seed)
Conroe – DI (2nd Seed)
Willis – DII (1st Seed)
College Park – DII (2nd Seed)
Westfield – DI (1st Seed)
Spring -- DI (2nd Seed)
Dekaney – DII (1st Seed)
Nimitz – DII (2nd Seed)
PLAYOFF OUTLOOK: That means Westfield plays Conroe; Spring faces The Woodlands; Willis plays Nimitz and College Park plays Dekaney
Klein Cain -- DI (1st Seed)
Klein Oak -- DI (2nd Seed)
Klein Collins – DII (1st Seed)
Tomball or Klein – DII (2nd Seed)
UP FOR GRABS: Oak needs to beat Klein this weekend to make this work. If Oak gets bounced from postseason Collins could be No. 1 big school.
Cypress Ranch – DI (1st Seed)
Cy Woods – DI (2nd Seed)
Cy Park – DII (1st Seed)
Bridgeland – DII (2nd Seed)
PLAYOFF LOOK: Cain vs Woods; Ranch vs Oak; Klein Collins vs Bridgeland (Could be Great Game); Cy Park vs Tomball or Klein
Jersey Village DI (1st Seed)
Cy-Fair DI (2nd Seed)
Stratford DII (1st Seed)
Cy Creek DII (2nd Seed)
Lamar -- DI (1st Seed)
Westside -- DI (2nd Seed)
Heights – DII (1st Seed)
Westbury or Chavez – DII (2nd Seed)
PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: Jersey Village vs Westside; Lamar vs Cy-Fair; Heights vs Cy Creek; Stratford vs Westbury of Chavez
Tompkins -- DI (1st Seed)
Seven Lakes -- DI (2nd Seed)
Katy – DII (1st Seed)
Morton Ranch or Cinco Ranch – DII (2nd Seed)
Ridge Point – DI (1st Seed)
FB Travis – DI (2nd Seed)
FB Bush – DII (1st Seed)
George Ranch or Clements – DII (2nd Seed)
PLAYOFF PICTURE: Ridge Point vs Seven Lakes; Travis vs Tompkins; GR or Clements vs Katy; Bush vs Morton or Cinco
North Shore – DI (1st Seed)
Atascocita – DI (2nd Seed)
CE King – DII (1st Seed)
Summer Creek – DII (2nd Seed)
Deer Park – DI (1st Seed)
Dobie – DI (2nd Seed)
Channelview – DII (1st Seed)
Sam Houston – DII (2nd Seed)
PLAYOFF PREDICTIONS: North Shore vs Dobie, Atascocita vs Deer Park; CE King vs SOHO and Channelview vs Summer Creek
Pearland – DI (1st Seed) – If Pearland loses to Shadow Creek and Dawson, this flips.
Dawson – DI (2nd Seed)
Shadow Creek – DII (1st Seed)
Alvin of Alief Taylor – DII (2nd Seed)
Dickinson – DI (1st Seed)
Clear Springs – DI (2nd Seed)
Clear Falls – DII (1st Seed)
Clear Creek – DII (2nd Seed)
PLAYOFF LOOK-IN: Pearland vs Clear Springs; Dawson vs Dickinson; Shadow Creek vs Clear Creek and Clear Falls against Alief Taylor.