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Braswell Sophomore Macy Wingard Wins 6A Cross Country Championship, First State Title in School History

Macy Wingard with TrusteesMacy Wingard made history on Nov. 4 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

The Braswell sophomore became the first state champion in school history, winning the Class 6A state title. Macy finished the 5,000-meter race in 16 minutes and 57 seconds to take home the gold medal, and she was honored for her historic accomplishment by Denton ISD’s Board of School Trustees at a meeting on Nov. 14.

“It feels amazing,” Macy said. “I am very happy to represent Braswell and Denton ISD. I am so grateful for this opportunity and that all of my hard work has paid off.”

In addition to the state championship, Macy also won the District 5-6A championship and the 6A Region I championship earlier this year. At the state championships in Round Rock, Macy averaged 5 minutes and 27 seconds per mile. She ran the first mile in just 5 minutes and 19 seconds.

Macy’s winning time of 16:57 was the fastest 6A time since 2021. It was also the fastest time posted by a runner from Denton ISD since Guyer graduate Brynn Brown won the 6A title in 2020, where she posted a time of 16:25.89 – which still stands as the 6A girls’ state record.

“There aren’t enough words to describe everything Macy has accomplished,” said Gary Brown, Braswell Girls Cross Country Coach. “She is just one of those special kids that does not come around very often. To be the first state champion in Braswell history is something that Macy, myself and everyone else will remember forever.”