The Devine Warhorse and Arabian Cross Country teams ran at the Regional Meet in Corpus Christi Tuesday morning. With each squad fresh off district championship performances a couple of weeks ago, the dream to make it to state competition was the goal as the races began a little after 10:00am.
For three Devine runners, that dream became reality as Warhorse Xavier Garza and Arabians Katelyn Joslin and Brianna Bowyer qualified to run in Round Rock on Tuesday, November 24th.
Xavier is making a return trip to State after his 2019 showing, while Katelyn and Brianna are going for the first time as individuals. Brianna made it to state as a sophomore when the Arabian team advanced in 2018.
After failing to advance as a team in quite some time, the Warhorses placed fifth as a team. Joining Garza was Isaiah Morin, Rylan Mata, Thomas Mendoza, Christopher Ortiz, Marcus Espinosa, and Kristofer Aguirre.
The Arabians placed seventh overall. Aside from Joslin and Bowyer, Arabians Kristina Moralez, Yessika Garza, Trinity Black, Rebecca Mares, and Corinne Fowler.
More to come in next week’s The Devine News.
Top 8 teams boys
1st Fredericksburg 35, 2nd Bandera 105, 3rd Hondo 126, 4th La Feria 145, 5th Devine 139, 6th La Vernia 145, 7th Needville 178, 8th Bay City 214.
Top 11 boys
1st Andrew Kendrick-Fredericksburg 16:31, 2nd Angel Rodriguez-Hondo 17:06, 3rd Anthony Sandoval-Hondo 17:35, 4th Mile Hammond-Fredericksburg 17:37, 5th Khristian Torres-Fredericksburg 17:38, 6th David Gomez-Freeport Brazosport-17:41, 7th Abner Casiano-La Vernia 17:42, 8th Braeden Denson-La Vernia 17:46, 9th Hunberto Gonzalez-Uvalde 17:47, 10th Andrew Pollard-Needville 17:58, 11th Xavier Garza-Devine 17:58.
11th Xavier Garza 17:58, 33rd Isaiah Morin 18:57, 39th Rylan Mata 19:17, 41st Thomas Mendoza 19:21, 45th Christopher Ortiz 19:27, 73rd Marcus Angel Espi Espinosa 20:10, 121st Kristofer Aguirre 23:31.
Top 8 teams girls
1st Tuloso-Midway 60, 2nd Bandera 65, 3rd Wimberley 124, 4th La Feria 126, 5th Pleasanton 149, 6th Gonzales 180, 7th Devine 197, 8th Rockport-Fulton 22.
Top 15 girls
1st Taylor Grona-Fredericksburg 11:27, 2nd Emme Odonnell-Port Lavaca Calhoun 12:03, 3rd Liana Navarro-La Feria 12:20, 4th Raelynn Butler-Bandera 12:30, 5th Elizabeth Herrick-Tuloso-Midway 12:38, 6th Jada Johnson-Beeville Jones 12:42, 7th Morgan Cole-Bandera 12:42, 8th Phoebe Huang-Port Lavaca Calhoun 12:44, 9th Vivian Bennett-Tuloso-Midway 12:46, 10th Zoe Carter-Navarro 12:47, 11th Kassidy Vickers-Pleasanton 12:50, 12th Alexis Rios-Tuloso-Midway 12:52.56, 13th Katelyn Joslin-Devine 12:52.56, 14th Riley Parker-Rockport-Fulton 12:52.85, 15th Brianna Bowyer 12:54.
13th Katelyn Joslin 12:52, 15th Brianna Bowyer 12:54, 51st Kristina Moralez 14:04, 76th Yessika Garza 14:37, 105th Trinity Black 15:24, 108th Rebecca Mares 15:33, 113th Corinne Fowler 15:52.
By Jerel Beaty