BH XC teams sweep district; GCM girls 2nd
Barbers Hill cross country teams swept District 21-5A titles in Vidor on Thursday.
Leading the way for the girls were individual winner Makalya Johnson (18:21) who outdistanced the field by over three minutes.
Jessica De La Fuente (fifth), Kelsea Risinger (sixth), Alexis Galvan (12th) and Grace Mathis (13th) all medaled for the Lady Eagles.
The boys’ efforts were spearheaded by Gabriel Villanueva (17:28.30) and Daniel Armenta (17:51.30), who finished 2-3 in the individual race.
Other Barbers Hill medal winners were Caleb Wampler, Zach Ferrigno and Jonathan Ferrell who ended 7-8-9.
“The kids really worked hard this season and it showed,” Eagles coach Cody Knight said. “Our goal is always to be district champs. Our region is very tough so it will be not be like district was, but I know our kids will compete.”
The Region 3 meet is at Sam Houston State University at noon on Oct. 28.
The Lady Patriots took second overall and advanced to the Region 3 meet, falling only nine points behind host Friendswood for the title.
Six of seven runners medaled in the top 15, led by freshmen Hailey Pequeno (sixth, 22:06.4) and Gloria Martinez (seventh, 22:07.2) and senior Tania Rodriguez (ninth, 22:14.8).
Freshmen Kayleen Figueroa and Yaeli Alaniz also medaled.
“For our varsity team to push Friendswood and have a chance for first is a direct result of these girls’ hard work paying off,” GCM girls coach Roman Huizar said. “Friendswood is a powerhouse in this region and for us to be in single digits behind says a lot.”
The Patriot boys finished third overall, but were unable to advance to the regional meet, as they were led by Cristofer Cabrales, who finished 12th.
Robert E. Lee’s girls took fifth at the District 22-5A meet in Friendswood and were led by sophomore Sarah Salinas who took ninth overall, medaled and qualified for the Region 3 meet.
The Ganders boys finished sixth overall in District 22-5A with Derek Salinas leading the way with an eighth-place run that qualified him for the region meet.
Cesar Gonzales placed 13th and medaled for REL.
The Lady Rangers finished fifth overall at districts with no runners medaling, thus ending the Sterling season in La Porte.
The boys team finished sixth at the District 21-6A meet with a team-best run by Leo Cantu (19:02).