Home XC meet Sept. 18 at Devine golf course

The Devine High School Cross Country teams ran at Bandera last Saturday with several runners finishing in the top 25 of their respective divisions. The teams compete once again this Wednesday in Devine at the golf course, and then head to Corpus for the Islander Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
In Bandera, the varsity Arabians placed fourth of 10 complete teams assembled. Pleasanton (59 points) took the team-title while host Bandera (60) was runner up. Needville, with 66 points, finished just ahead of the Arabians 77.
Bri Bowyer, Yessika Garza, Brooke Runyan, and Espi Mendoza all finished in the top 19 individually while Rebecca Mares and Corinne Fowler came in 16th and 18th respectively in the JV division.
For the Warhorses, Xavier Garza led the team with a sixth place outing while Chris Ortiz ran his best time of the season to finish in 21st place.
I am extremely excited about our overall performances from both the Arabians and Warhorses. Most of our returning runner’s times vastly improved from the recorded times ran on this same course nearly a year ago. We have not reached our peak performance yet, but why would we have? There is still a lot of this season left to go.
Varsity girl team standings: 1st Pleasanton 59, 2nd Bandera 60, 3rd Needville 66, 4th Devine 77, 5th Robstown 137, 6th Pearsall 149, 7th Dilley 195, 8th Brackett 205, 9th Jourdanton 277, 10th St. Mary’s Hall 280.
Arabians (of 91): 12th Brianna Bowyer 13:13, 15th Yessika Garza 13:19, 16th Brooke Runyan 13:20, 19th Esperanza Mendoza 13:21, 39th Audrey Longoria 13:57, 41st Kristina Moralez 13:59, 43rd Kelli Geyer 14:04.
JV girl individual (of 85): 16th Rebecca Mares 15:00, 18th Corinne Fowler 15:05, 30 Allie Dugosh 15:45, 45th Shelby Joslin 16:29.
Varsity boy team standings: 1st Needville 72, 2nd Hondo 98, 3rd Brackett 121, 4th Medina Valley 129, 5th Bandera 130, 6th Robstown 144, 7th Devine 171, 8th San Antonio Home School 199, 9th San Antonio Northside Health Careers 234, Pleasanton 238.
Warhorses (of 124): 6th Xavier Garza 17:38, 21st Chris Ortiz 19:09, 50 Zachary Alvarez 20:17, 54th TJ Mendoza 20:25, 65th Matthew Madrid 20:41, 66th Marcus Angel Espinosa 20:43, 71st Rylan Mata 20:53, 86th Michael Reichel 22:00, 106th Ryan Leal 23:17, 108th Owen Fowler 23:55.
Wednesday, September 18 schedule
3:00pm—Award Ceremony
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer