JV Arabian and Warhorse cross country at Hondo

Devine’s JV Arabians placed third among eight teams in the Hondo Invitational last Saturday while the JV Horses who did not have enough runners to qualify for a team placing also competed in the event.
The Arabians were led by Rebecca Mares who finished 19th individually out of 72 competitors. Rebecca’s 15:30 was 1:37 better than her last race in Pearsall on August 24. Shelby Joslin (21st-15:37) reduced her previous time by 1:55.
Corinne Fowler (23rd-15:40) improved by :44 seconds while Allie Dugosh (29th-15:56) bettered hers by 1:13. Trinity Black recorded her best placing (49th) with a time of 17:11, which was also her person best by 1:02.
There was a timing issue in the JV boys division so accurate times are a little vague. Owen Fowler led the way with a 22:30 Trailing Owen was Kristofer Aguirre (25:50) and Arturo Diaz (26:22).
The Warhorses did not have the minimum number of runners to qualify for a team placement.
Girl’s team results: 1st Eagle Pass 17, 2nd Antonian College Prep 93, 3rd Devine 104, 4th Lytle 106, 5th Pearsall 111, 6th Medina Valley 146, 7th Medina 150, 8th Hondo 196.
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