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DISTRICT 27-3A CROSS COUNTRY
Dilley’s Xavier Hernandez and Abraham Rodriguez both earned regional cross country qualifying bids to the Region IV, Class 3A event in Corpus Christi.
Injuries and illness have hampered the boys’ team in recent weeks and even leading up to the event.
“The boys did a super job competing against the number one and number seven teams in the state,” Dilley Head Cross Country Coach Victor Flores said. “Two weeks ago, we lost our number two runner with a sprained ankle; the week of the meet we lost our number five runner to the flu. We had no choice but to compete with what we had left. We then had another runner not able to finish the race, leaving our team with just four runners in the field.”
The Region IV, Class 3A meet will be held on Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25 on the campus of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
All four Dilley runners finished in the top 20 and three earned medals at the meet.
“It was hard for our girls, especially competing without our number one runner,” Flores said of the Lady Wolves. “We are very proud of how our athletes did, we will be back next season with a vengeance.”
Varsity results are as follows: Xavier Hernandez, sixth, 18:17, Abraham Rodriguez, tenth, 19:18, Anthony Guerra, 12th, 19:43, Jacob Garcia, 19th, 20:49.
Varsity girls’ results are as follows: Jewlea Tate, 21st, 16:32, Rena Ochoa, 30th, 18:36, Maddie Proctor, 31st, 18:38, Janessa Mendez, 36th, 20:53, Arlynn Lopez 20:15, Andrea Lopez 19:01.
Angel Martinez medalled for the JV Wolves as he was third overall with a time of 19:35 while Klarissa Vasquez also medalled in eighth at 17:58 and Bella Proctor clocked in at 27:48 for the JV girls.
Dilley’s eighth grade Pups were crowned district champions as they took first overall in their field while the seventh grade boys were runners-up.
Junior high results are as follows: Seventh grade boys – Elijah Sambrano, first, 13:25, Eliberto Lopez, eighth, 15:41, Isaiah Kinsey, ninth, 15:44, Tristan Goins, 12th, 16:41, Elliot Pichardo, 13th, 17:09, Carlos Gonzales, 22nd, 22:58; eighth grade boys – Rodrigo Cardenas, third, 13:30, Josiah Benavides, fourth, 13:30, Nehemiah Osio, ninth, 14:12, Jevon Arriazola, 15th, 14:53, Abel Treviño, 18th, 15:39, Deven Chapa, 20th, 16:25, Eddie Torres, 23rd, 17:27, Zayden Cano, 24th, 17:41.
Seventh grade girls – Jaelyn Rodriguez, tenth, 17:18.
Eighth grade girls – Jnessa Nickels, fifth, 16:32, Lily Ayala, tenth, 18:09, Edelyn Rodriguez, 15th, 19:27.