Flash Staff Report
(September 6, 2017) — Jocelyn Mims held off two Stephenville runners at the front and Glen Rose did the same in the team standings of the Dinosaur Valley Classic at Dinosaur Valley State Park Wednesday.
Mims and Glen Rose ran on their home course, while Stephenville and sixth-place Waxahachie Life took advantage of the opportunity to get familiar with the course where they will compete for the 8-4A district championship and spots at the Region I-4A meet.Just a freshman, Honeybee Presley Wall continues to stalk her first high school victory, but it didn’t come on Wednesday. Mims led Glen Rose and everyone in 11 minutes and 52.72 seconds, while Wall was second in 12:18.69. The young star had friendly company along side her throughout the journey, as Emily Kirbo finished third in 12:21.84.
When Alexis Mims came in fifth for glen Rose at 12:23.09, the Honeybees still maintained a one-point lead. But the narrow margin evaporated when Laura Ogletree and Avery Turner came in back to back in 12:38.37 and 12:40.61, giving 11th and 12th to the Lady Tigers with only one scorer remaining on the course.
Anahi Rivas came through at 13:01.33 and Jordan Beyer at 13:10.43, placing 16th and 17th for Stephenville, before 20th place Reagan Henry concluded the Bees’ scoring in 13:29.24. The math worked against Stephenville, though, despite the Bees being the firs team to have all five scorers across the finish line.
Even displacing runners Kassidy Nowak and Tania Arreguin, who were the next finishers in 21st and 22nd with times of 13:29.76 and 13:31.22 were done before Elizabeth Gutierrez concluded the Lady Tiger scoring in 23rd, but it was too little, too late.
Glen Rose held on with 50 points to the 58 posted by Stephenville. There was a steep drop off before Dublin became the top non-4A finisher. The Lady Lions were third with 152 points, Breckenridge fourth with 154 and Ben Brook rounded out the top five at 195.
Life ws the only other team to finish with under 200 points, soring 198. Other notables from the fringe of The Flash Today coverage area include Lipan of 1A, the top finisher below 3A, with an even 200 in seventh, Santo in 13th with 344 and Gorman 14th with 353.
Dublin was led by seventh place Joley Chisholm in 12:28.75. Sandra Martinez was 28th in 13:50.87, Camry Porter 36th in 14:16.02, Jordyn Ricks 41st in 14:22.14 and Jasmin Rojas 45th in 14:33.41 to conclude their scoring. The remaining Dublin runners were Miriam Almazan, 47th in 14:36.45 and Vanesa Mejia, 59th in 14:54.69.
Stephenville had three boys come in together in sixth, seventh and eighth, but Waxahachie Life had already taken first, third and fourth to put a choke hold on the team title. It’s final scorers were 12th and 13th.
The Yellow Jackets weren’t terribly far off that pace with their fourth finisher coming in 18th and third fifth taking 23rd.
The fast group of Jackets were Lane Rust in 16:21.66, Christian Brown in 16:24.99 and Luis Carrillo in 16:36.19. Brent Stephen took 15th for the Lions 17.12.06, Daniel Osornio took 18th in 17:36.47 and Angel Luna finished 23rd in 17:47.81 to close out the scoring.
Sean Gooding clocked a 17:55.26 for for 24th, and Gustavo Vazquez finished in 18:07.50 to wrap up the competition for Stephenville, which next sends its teams to Cleubrne for the Yellowjacket Invitational on Friday, September 15.
As it was in the girls race, the Dublin boys were the top non 4A team in the competition, led in 15th place by Brent Stephen, runde
Dublin was again the top non 4A finisher in the boys competition. Angel Escobar was 37th and Tim Teten 38th in 18:14.32 and 18:21.07. Jeremiah Martinez was the next Lion across to come in 46th with a time of 18:50.72, and Daniel Escobar finished the scoring in 56th at 19:08.79. Rayce Jackson was 65th in 19:40.04 for the Lions who next join their girls in hosting the Dublin Dash Invitational on Wednesday, September 20.