Fillys XC runs out of the gate

Devine Middle School Fillys began their 2019 season running in Hondo at the city’s golf course last Saturday morning. As the temperature started to rise, the Fillys performed extremely well for many of the runner’s first time to compete in a Cross Country invitational.
Bright spots included the 7th grade 2nd place, 50-point finish that trailed only team champion LaVernia by 10 points. Airyanna Rodriguez finished 4th overall with a time of 15:03 while Kourtni Geyer placed 8th with a 15:43. AnnaCale Harrison also finished in the top 20 at 17th with a time of 17:15.
Lynn Lawler (21st-17:39) and Jilliyn Guajardo (24th-18:04) comprised the Fillys 50-point total. In fact, out of 68 runners in the event, no 7th Filly finished outside of the top 35%. That is quite an accomplishment by itself.
8th grade Filly Katelyn Joslin led her team finishing 3rd overall with a time of 14:48. Madison Spicer (28th-17:16), Catelyn Flores (36th-17:27), Makenzie Flores (37th-17:31), and Serenity Whitaker (41st-17:43) scored 95 points as a team to determine the Fillys’ 4th place team placement.
7th team: 1st Lytle 40, 2nd Devine 50, 3rd Medina 111, 4th Eagle Pass 112, 5th Medina Valley 118, 6th Hondo 125, 7th Loma Alta 145, 8th Lytle 173.
7th Fillys (of 68): 4th Airyanna Rodriguez 15:03, 8th Kourtni Geyer 15:43, 17th AnnaCale Harrison 17:15, 21st Lynn Lawler 17:39, 24th Jilliyn Guajardo.
8th team: 1st Medina Valley 34, 2nd Loma Alta 64, 3rd Lytle 92, 4th Devine 95, 5th Eagle Pass 138, 6th Brackettville 142, 7th Hondo 155.
8th Fillys (of 89): 3rd Katelyn Joslin 14:48, 28th Madison Spicer 17:16, 36th Catelyn Flores 17:27, 37th Makenzie Flores 17:31, 41st Serenity Whitaker 17:43, Emiley Mares 17:56, 48th Makayla Breiten 18:32, 53rd Jiselle Corral 19:15, 60th Katelyn Dinwiddie 20:02, 64th Camryn Darby 64th 20:27, 65th Cynthia Maldanado 20:29, 68th Sadie Quezada 20:40, 78th Jazlynn Briseno 22:05, 84th Olivia Zapata 23:12, 85th Samantha Vera 23:13.
Up next: All Cross Country teams compete in Bandera Saturday, September 14 beginning at 9:00am with the varsity girls.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer