November 22, 2017

Jackets race to second, Bees third at 8-4A Cross Country Championships

Only Stephenville advances both varsity teams

By BRAD KEITH
TheFlashToday.com

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SOMERVELL COUNTY (Octobre 12, 2017) — It wasn’t the tracks of enormous beings centuries extinct that were causing the double-takes at Dinosaur Valley State Park Thursday, but those of a team of Yellow Jackets intent on keeping their 2017 season very much alive.

Stephenville surprised many with a second-place finish in the District 8-4A Cross Country Championships despite the absence of their No. 3 runner.

Three Yellow Jacket harriers dashed across the 3-mile course in the top 10 and the team’s No. 4 and No. 5 runners were among the first 25 across the line, separating themselves from every team besides Waxahachie.

The third-place Honeybees are also on to regionals. A tight girls race was won by Glen Rose on its home course, though that course was changed from its traditional layout, limiting fan visibility in an effort to protect native flowers.

Team and individual standings from varsity races:

VARSITY GIRLS (3,200 meters):
1. Glen Rose 47 (2, 5, 7, 10, 23 || 27 34) Total: 1:05:10.63; Avg: 13:02.13
2. Alvarado 48 (1, 6, 11, 12, 18 || 20, 22) Total: 1:05:22.69; Avg 13:04.54
3. Stephenville 67 (8, 9, 14, 17, 19 || 21, 26) Total: 1:07:13.97; Avg: 13:26.80
4. Midlothian Heritage 76 (3, 4, 15, 25, 29 || 30 31) Total: 1:07:04.01; Avg: 13:24.81
5. Waxahachie Life 137 (13, 24, 32, 33, 35 || 37 38) Total: 1:12:51; Avg: 14:34.39
6. Godley 159 (16, 28, 36, 39, 40 || 41, 42) Total: 1:16:34.88; Avg: 15:18.98

The 2017 Stephenville girls varsity team finished third at the District 8-4A Cross Country Championships Thursday at Dinosaur Valley State Park just outside Glen Rose. The Honeybees advance to the Region I-4A Cahmpionships on October 23 in Lubbock. || The Flash Today/staff photo

STEPHENVILLE INDIVIDUALLY:
8. (8) Presley Wall 12:57.75 (8)
9. (9) Emily Kirbo 13:01.94 (17)
14. (14) Anahi Riva3:26.50 (31)
17. (17) Jordan Beyer 13:52.54 (48)
19. (19) Reagan Henry 13:55.54 (67)
21. Kassidy Nowak14:03.98
26. (X) Callie Wells 14:14.0


VARSITY BOYS (4,800 meters)
1. Waxahachie Life 3tricnam6 (2, 3,  6, 11, 14 || 27, 28) Total: 1:24:34.96; Avg: 16:55
2. Stephenville 66 (4, 7, 10, 22, 23 || 29, 34) Total: 1:26:50.67; Avg: 17:22.14
3. Midlothian Heritage 73 (5, 8, 15, 21, 24 || 25, 31) Total: 1:27:33.75; Avg: 17:30.75
4. Alvarado 74 (1, 9, 13, 19, 32) Total: 1:27:33.08; Avg: 17:30.62
5. Glen Rose 127 (12, 20, 26, 30, 39 || 44) Total: 1:32:59.52; Avg: 18:35.91
6. Venus 140 (17, 18, 33, 35, 37 || 38, 45) Total: 1:33:59.17; Avg: 18:47.84
7. Godley 175 (16, 36, 40, 41, 42 || 43) Total: 1:41:50.08; avg: 20:22.02

The 2017 Stephenville boys varsity squad surprised some Thursday when they raced to second place without their typical No. 3 runner, advancing from the District 8-4A Cross Country Championships at Dinosaur Valley State Park in Somervell County to the Region I-4A Championships at Mae Simmons Park in Lubock on October 23. || The Flash Today/staff photo

Stephenville Individually:
4. (4) Christian Brown 16:45.33
7. (7) Lane Rust 17:05.53
10. (10) Gilberto Garcia 17:12.31
22. Daniel Osornio 17:53.47
23. Angel Luna 17:54.03
29. Sean Gooding (X) 18:30.22
34 Gustavo Vazquez (X) 19:24.69


The junior varsity Honeybees were a dominant force all season and concluded their year by claiming five of the top 9 spots in the District 8-4A Cross Country Championships. || Courtesy RUS MAYES
The junior varsity Yellow Jackets placed second in the final race of the 2017 District 8-4A Cross Country Championships on October 12 at Dinosaur Valley State Park. || Courtesy RUS MAYES

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