DMS cross country wraps up season

8th grade Filly Kelli Geyer finished 8th.
8th grade Colt Chris Ortiz took home 3rd place.

Devine Middle School’s Cross Country teams’ season ended last Wednesday evening in Lytle. An overwhelming majority of the Colt and Filly participants set personal bests as they competed against the other five District 29-4A teams.
The season goes by quickly, which means not just a whole bunch of practice time for the runners. As these 8th graders transition to high school next year, they will be able to practice longer which will help in all aspects of their performance level. This year’s 7th graders will have a better idea of what the sport is about and how important each practice really is. Each runner should be extremely proud of their effort to improve daily and should be satisfied with their final time that they ran in Lytle.
“It was a pleasure to coach such a great group of young kids. I enjoyed their enthusiasm for the sport and look forward to seeing their improvement as they move up the ranks,” stated Head Coach Khera Vay.
7th girls’ team results: 1st-Pleasanton-47, 2nd-Pearsall-61; 3rd-Crystal City-61; 4th-Carrizo Springs-76; 5th-Devine-95.
Filly results: 11th-Kristina Moralez-14:28; 12th-Katie Morales-14:38; 19th-Angelina Rios-15:35; 26th-Allie Dugosh-16:01; 37th-Jordan Erxleben-17:13; 39nd-Missy Salazar-17:40; 40th-Cassandra Elias-17:49; 44th-Jasmine De La Torre-18:37; 46th-Jocelynn Zamarron-19:24; 48th-Hunter Moss-19:37; 50th-Martha Tovar-21:30.
8th girls’ team results: 1st-Pleasanton-28; 2nd-Devine-47; 3rd-Pearsall-58.
Filly results: 6th-Yessika Garza-14:01; 7th-Kaydi Yeats-14:13; 8th-Kelli Geyer-14:22; 12th-Audrey Longoria-14:47; 15th-Corrine Fowler-15:02; 24th-Shelby Joslin-15:41; 25th-Kendall Marek-15:43; 32nd-Daily Mendoza-16:51; 36th-Karma Herring-17:04.
7th boys’ team results: 1st-Lytle-48; 2nd-Pleasanton-53; 3rd-Crystal City-76; 4th-Devine-101; 5th-Pearsall-103; 6th-Carrizo Springs-114.
Colt results: 13th-Rylan Mata-13:34; 16th-Thomas Mendoza-13:42; 19th-Noah Fernandez-13:48; 23rd-Jack Schneider-13:57; 33rd-Owen Fowler-14:29; 34th-Kristofer Aguirre-14:33; 37th-Lokey Aguero-15:14; 39th-Carlo Rivera-39th-16:25; 41st-Enrique Midobuche-16:52.
8th boys’ team results: 1st-Lytle-43; 2nd-Pleasanton-72; 3rd-Crystal City-83; 4th-Pearsall-102; 6th-Devine-103.
Colt results: 3rd-Christopher Ortiz-11:39; 10th-Brian Schaefer-12:29; 26th-Marcus Espinosa-13:54; 31st-Xavier Contreras-14:39; 37th-Malachi Jackson-17:24.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer