Lady Bear runners win again
LA VERNIA -- The La Vernia Lady Bear varsity cross-country team picked up its fourth team title and upped its record to 100-1 against all teams it has raced against this season.
The Lady Bears held off a very tough Class 5A Smithson Valley squad. Despite the Lady Rangers going 1-2-3 individually, the Lady Bears countered with a tighter team finish. The varsity boys placed the top two individuals and finished third as a team.
“Our kids raced great considering they came off of doing extremely well at the huge Round Rock meet the week before,” said Head Coach Richard Hinojosa. “This was the perfect tune-up meet before district. I’m very proud of all of our kids, both high school and junior high.”
The next meet for the varsity Bears and Lady Bears is the district meet scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 25, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in Seguin’s Starcke Park. The junior high team will compete in its district meet Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Starcke Park.
Varsity girls team totals: La Vernia-34, Smithson Valley-40, Bandera-67, New Braunfels Canyon-100, Boerne-134, St. Paul-161, Weimar-208, Boerne Geneva-222.
Varsity girls individual: Olivia Hinojosa-4, 12:22; Bailee Vrana-5, 12:24; Dakota Guerrero-7, 12:29; Jessica Perry-8, 12:55; Brianna Kruciak-12, 13:07; Shaley Trammell-18, 13:24; Elizabeth Moczygemba-28, 13:51.
Boys varsity team totals: Boerne-41, Smithson Valley-56, La Vernia-69, New Braunfels Canyon-99, Bandera-115, Navarro-157, Boerne Geneva-163, Stockdale-231, Nixon-Smiley-259.
Varsity boys individual: Dillon Goan-1, 16:34; Roberto Guzman-2, 16:41; Andrew Cribb-18, 17:49; Gage Brandt-23, 18:11; Isaac Combs-28, 18:46; Zachary Lansford-32, 18:55; Drake Bruner-43, 19:37.
Junior varsity girls: Sabrina Wolf-1, 13:55; Brittany Thompson-2, 14:15; Annie Lowak-11, 14:22; Sierra Fuller-14, 14:30; Kassandra Arteaga-18, 14:44; Shayler Ring-19, 14:48; Erin Tuttle-33, 15:22; Katie Cribb-39, 15:34.
Junior varsity boys: Michael Leija-11, 19:05; Braden Mangum-18, 19:20; Colton Ploch-25, 19:48; Cody Hertz-27, 20:12; Simon Kirstein, 24:19.
Eighth-grade boys: Bobby Gonzalez-1, 12:06; Raiden UItt-7, 13:17; Dillon Fuller-9, 13:36; Dakota Booth-17, 15:37; John Wedow-18, 15:44; Maclean Bryant-20, 18:10; Cody Krim-21, 18:58.
Eighth-grade girls: Lilie Reeder-7, 14:32; Nena Burg-8, 14:33; Jackie Geromiller-9, 14:56; Skyler Roath-11, 15:00; Alyse Purcell-12, 15:19; Hunter Bunton-17, 17:04; Kaylee Daniels-18, 17:05; Madison Summy-19, 17:10; Kait Steel-23, 21:57.
Seventh-grade boys: Adrien Nunez-1, 12:40; Ryel Leija-2, 13:01; Jordan Nixon-5, 13:35; Sabastian Geckler-7; 14:02; Joshua Krueger-8, 14:03; Hunter Skrzycki-9, 14:05; Lee Roy Morales-12, 14:22; Jeremy Le Stourgeon-13, 14:38; Zach Gastauer-15, 14:56; Bryce Crain-20, 16.21.
Seventh-grade girls: Annie Dirks-9, 15:42; Jessica Schroeder-10, 15:49; Hannah Petry-11, 15:56; Sabina Schwab-16, 17:00; Kimberly Arteaga-17, 17:10; Summer O’Brien-21, 17:15; Kyla Barron-22, 17:16.