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No hill too tall: Schoppe records Texas’ top 5K time

He also shattered the course record at Huntsville’s Kate Barr Ross Park by 24 seconds en route to owning the nation’s second-fastest 5K time. Schoppe ran the course in 15:09. The previous record was 15:33.

Schoppe accomplished the feats at the Region 3 preview meet.  He and his varsity teammates placed 11th out of 20 teams.

“We are very happy with our result, especially for some of them being in their first 5K ever,” Johnson said.

Region 3 Preview – La Porte Results

Cornet, Andrew – 17:55 (29th)
Garza, Aaron – 19:56 (128th )
Gracia, Nicholas – 18:18 (49th)
Guerrero, Lucas – 19:17 (99th)
Lopez, Oscar – 19:13 (95th)
Silva, Matthew – 19:36 (114th)
Turcios, Isaac – 19:21 (106th)
Yanez, Alviery – 18:35 (65th)
Yanez, Irvyn – 20:08 (135th)

At the time of the meet, Schoppe was just a week removed from holding the nation’s top 5K time, running the 3.1 miles in 15:13 at the September 1 Stephen F. Austin University Invitational.
La Porte High School's cross country team is set to travel to Kingwood High School on September 15 for the Andy Wells Invitational. The first race is scheduled for 7:30 a.m.