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Flowers has whirlwind 24 hours

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    Patrick Flowers signs a few autographs as he leaves Liberty High School for the 2022 Texas UIL State Cross Country Meet. The Vindicator | Jazmin Morua
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    Liberty came out to send Patrick Flowers off to his third state cross country meet. The Vindicator | Jazmin Morua

Liberty senior cross country runner Patrick Flowers had an incredible 24 hours last week. First, the Panthers excellent runner traveled to Round Rock on Friday morning and competed in the State Cross Country Meet at Old Settlers Park and finished tied for 12th place with a time of 16:28.0 That was the third consecutive trip to state for Flowers, a feat in itself.

The hard- working Panther then boarded a plane and headed for New York City, where he competed in the USATF National Youth 5K Championships and finished in an impressive 2nd place with a time of 15:53.

The race started at the United Nations, continuing through downtown Manhattan, Central Park, and finishing at the famed NY Marathon finish line.

Can we say that is about as amazing an accomplishment as any type of runner can do? Needless to say, when you look at our Athlete of the Week, just remember Patrick did all that in 24 hours. Congratulations, Patrick, you have made your hometown very proud!