Garza qualifies for Regional cross country meet

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So close, but yet so far. The leading headline is a tough one to see for many of the varsity Warhorse runners and for Coach Khera Vay.
“Although the Warhorses came up short for qualifying for the regional meet, I am very pleased with their effort this season,” Vay stated. “A few weeks back, we had a big heart to heart about their reason they were in Cross Country and the corresponding effort that was being given at practices.
I cannot say enough about what the boys did after that conversation; it was a complete 180. They started pushing each other, hitting goal times, and followed through with the purpose for each practice. Their attitudes and work ethic, as did their times.
This group of boys was special, and there is a lot of potential for the 2019 returning Warhorses. I am sad to see the seniors go. However, the large group of freshman and sophomore boys that now understand what it takes to be successful will be back next October to work towards earning a trip to regionals. No doubt.”
Regional bound Warhorse
“In the first half of the race, I thought about what Scott Douglas said. He stated ‘Don’t be an idiot’. In the second half, he said ‘Don’t be a wimp.’ That’s what I did.”-Xavier Garza on his thought process throughout the competition.
Top 10/ Regional qualifiers: 1st-Devin Robles-Pearsall-17:48, 2nd-Angel Rodriguez-Hondo-18:03, 3rd-Braeden Cardenas-Carrizo Springs-18:25, 4th-Kutter Karns-Carrizo Springs-18:50, 5th-Xavier Garza-Devine-19:07, 6th-Zaine Leal-Pearsall-19:25, 7th-Edward Serna-Crystal City-19:34, 8th-Christian Gaucin-Hondo-19:35, 9th-Jesse Jay Ruiz-Crystal City-19:42, 10th-Juan Garcia-19:48.
Warhorses: 11th-Ismael Vera-19:52, 15th-Zackariuh Bocanegra-20:13, 20th-Christopher Ortiz-20:45, 21st-Christian Osorio-20:49, 26th-Weston Byrd-21:10, 28th-Zachary Alvarez-21:16.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer