Lytle Jr. High XC at Randolph; 8th Pirates team champions

All of the 8th Grade runners medaled in the Top 10 at Randolph.

All of Lytle Jr. High Cross Country teams ran in Randolph’s invitational this past Saturday, but the 8th grade Pirates ran away with the team championship. Lytle scored 20 points in their route of Great Hearts Northern Oaks which had 47 points and Crystal City who placed third with 59 points.
Chase Guevara led Lytle with an 11:56, two-mile time. Guevara placed 4th just ahead of teammates Bryan Montes-Rodriguez and Diego Reyna. Montes-Rodriguez came in 5th at 12:04 and Reyna was 6th at 12:14.
Noah Smoot finished in the top 10 as well with a 9th place, 12:30 time. Antonio Castro (12th-12:45) and Lucas Salazar (17th-13:33) were also on the championship winning team.
7th Pirates
The 7th grade Pirates were represented by Weston Jackson and Jacob Zimmerlie. Jackson came in top 10 with a 6th place, 12:57 race time. Zimmerlie placed 23rd at 14:48.
8th Lady Pirates
Vanessa Ayala paced the 8th grade Lady Pirates finishing as runner up in the two-mile race. Ayala ran 13:56 seconds en route to her silver medal time.
Klayre Cook came in 6th with a 14:37 and Kimora Sanchez was 11th at 15:47.
7th Lady Pirates
Three 7th grade Lady Pirates took the course as Lalaeni Riviera came in 3rd place at 14:35 to lead her triumvirate of runners. Addison Wagner was 10th at 16:11 and Avery Sanchez was 32nd with a 20:31 time.
Coach speak
“It was our first ever time to run a XC meet at Randolph although many track memories flooded my head as I walked the course. It was a flat fast course and we had a promise of doing well. The 8th grade boys and girls began the day for junior high. I expected the 8th grade boys to win the meet and that all three of our ladies would medal. This week and next week the ladies share their teammates with the band as they prepare for their marching contest. I love the fact that these ladies are multifaceted in their interests. It allows them to shine like the diamonds they are. After the race finished every 8th grade athlete earned an individual medal and the 8th grade boys team placed first only 5 points from a perfect score of 15.”–Coach Hadley Foster, Jr.
Up next
All Lytle XC teams run in Poth on Saturday, October 2nd.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer