Cross Country teams readying for Regional meet
Salado boys and girls cross country teams both won the District Championship at Cameron on Oct. 21.
SHS Varsity Boys Cross Country team put five members in the top 10 to take the district championship. Shown above are (from left) Coach Cindy Mewhinney, Austyn Giacomozzi, Luke Markham, Preston Kimbrough, Berto Rocha, Denny Barker, Daniel Thoreson, Peyton Kyburz and Coach Michael Goos.
Boys win with 30 points
The boys team won with 30 total points and five runners placing in the top 10. Florence was second with 52 points.
Preston Kimbrough placed second overall with a time of 17:15.8, which was three-tenths of a second behind Florence’s Jose Pena.
Daniel Thoreson finished in third place with a time of 17:24 over the three-mile course.
Alberto Rocha Morales was sixth place with a time of 18:24 and Peyton Kyburz placed ninth with a time of 18:41.
Luke Markham finished in 10th place, running for a time of 18:49. Austyn Giacomozzi was 13th, 19:25 and Dennie Barker was 18th, 19:49.
Ashley Adams led the girls to the District Championship by placing third overall. Salado girls scored 32 points with their top four finishers, 26 points better than second-place Academy High. Salado had five girls place in the top 10 overall in the race.
Adams ran the two-mile course in 12:28. Katey Ewton was fifth place for Salado with a time of 12:52.
Other individual results for the varsity girls are as follows: Cassidy Brown, seventh, 12:56; Katie Kendall, eight, 13:09; Ariana Rangel, ninth, 13:09; Annie Ewton, 15th, 13:56 and China Saxton, 18th, 14:03.
Junior Varsity Girls Cross Country members are Coach Michael Goos, Julie Craig, Emily Patrick, Madelyne Murray, Jessica Ringstaff, Ellie Phelps, Daniella Gantenbein and Coach Cindy Mewhinney.
JV girls win with just 17 points
The Salado junior varsity girls scored just 17 points to win the District Cross Country meet. Ellie Phelp was the district champ with her run of 14:12, followed by Daniela Gantenbein in second with her run of 14:13.
Also running for Salado were these: Jessica Ringstaff, fifth, 14:37; Emily Patrick, ninth, 15:33; Madline Murray, 10th, 15:47; Julie Craig, 12th, 16:23 and Anissa Peralta, 14th, 16:56.
Ty Sebesta was the lone runner for Salado in the JV boys division, where he placed third overall with a time of 21:37.
Salado Junior High boys cross country team earned a three-peat district tile Oct. 19 in Cameron with the boys having 21 of the 44 runners in the race and scoring 25 points. The girls teams placed second overall with five runners.
The boys team beat Academy by 21 points and Cameron by 38 points, led by Brandon Rodriguez, who missed the district championship by 6 seconds and finished second with a time of 11:46.
Also scoring points for Salado were Manual Magadan, sixth, 12:44; Bryan Ross, eighth, 12:59 and Moses Perez, ninth, 13:01.
Others Salado Junior High students running in the boys division were these: Cutter Hudgens, 13:23, Treylyn Hammond, 13:36, Chase Harwell, 13:40, Cade DePoy, 13:50, Ryan Trenholm, 13:54, Quade Brown, 14:00, Seth Neal, 14:02, Connor Cook, 14:44, Aaron Wilkerson, 14:48, Jacob Sellers, 15:09, Kade Maedgen, 15:39, Luke Miller, 15:39, Lane Renfro, 16:03, Christian Ortiz, 16:09, Owen Merriman, 16:13, Jonathan Keyes, 16:20 and Matthew Sellers, 17:12.
The girls placed second overall behind Academy, which scored 25 points. Reginia Deen led the Salado girls with a fifth place finish on her time of 14:29. Candace Brown also finished in the top 10 at seventh place with a time of 15:14. Also running for Salado were Perla Perez, 16:07, Beth Flynn, 16:14 and Haley Howton, 16:47.