Akin leads Brahma runners
Stockdale cross-country coaches Lester Jackson (left) and Ricardo Marquez celebrate with Austin Akin following the District 28-2A cross-country meet in Seguin. Akin qualified for the regional meet and will race at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio this weekend.
SEGUIN -- On Oct. 22, the Stockdale cross-country team participated in the District 28-2A meet at Starcke Park in Seguin.
In the varsity boys division, Austin Akin qualified for the Region IV cross-country meet by finishing among the top 10 runners. Austin finished in 10th place with a time of 18:45. It was his best performance of the year on a 5k course. Austin will compete in the region meet Saturday, Nov. 2. The meet is hosted by UTSA, and will be held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.
Overall, the varsity boys team finished in fourth place in the team competition. Samuel Scriven produced a 13th-place finish with a time of 19:42. The remaining participants were Ethan Chavez (19th, 20:24), Joaquin Munoz III (26th, 21:14), Joel Marquez (27th, 21:26), Tristan Marquez (32nd, 22:53), and James Miller (37th, 28:11).
In the junior varsity boys division, Devin McMahan finished in ninth place with a time of 25:09.
In the varsity girls division, Robynn Moore finished in 24th place with a time of 17:14, and Nicole Miller finished in 30th place with a time of 19:41.
In the junior high boys division, the Stockdale team finished in second place in the team standings. The seventh- and eighth-grade boys were combined for team standings.
In the eighth-grade boys division, Collin Akin finished in third place with a time of 12:51, followed by Thomas Burrier in 10th place with a time of 14:52. Rounding out the team were Diego Martinez (11th, 15:32), Trenton Jordan (13th, 15:53), and Robert Santos (14th, 17:16).
In the seventh-grade boys division, Marcos Marquez finished in third place with a time of 13:35, followed by Christan Aguilar in fourth place with a time of 13:57. Avery Monita finished sixth with a time of 15:30, Jacob Wallace was seventh in 15:39, Mark Hernandez finished ninth in a time of 15:54, and Tyler Forester took home 10th-place honors with a time of 16:51. Adam Jimenez (11th, 16:52), Joseph Barrera (12th, 16:55), and Carlos Alaniz (14th, 17:21) rounded out the team’s finishing order.