COLLEGE STATION, Tex. -- It was one of those days for Benjamin Montgomery and the Bridgeland High School boys cross country team on Friday.
Everything went to plan.
By race's end, it was Montgomery who would make a decisive move to win in 15:29.40, and it would be the Bridgeland boys who stepped up late, earning the team title with 59 points at the Texas A&M Invitational. It marked their second title in two years at the College Station meet.
Montgomery, meanwhile, clipped 44 seconds off his time of 16:13 last year and played his cards beautifully.
Could this be a sign of things to come for the Houston area school? Perhaps we'll only know that in time, but Friday's action was a reminder that things can change in a heartbeat.
Houston Clear Lake's Sam Golla was second in 15:36.8, while Leander Rouse's Edwin Rotich was third in 15:43.0. College Park, which led after the 2K split, was second in the team standings with 124 points. Waco Midway was third with 207 points.