Pirate XC 4th at State, Hernandez 15th; Lady Pirate Guerrero 49th

The Lytle Pirate Cross Country team placed 4th at Monday’s UIL State Championship Meet in Round Rock. JoseCarlos Hernandez led the charge with a 15th place, All-State performance. Lytle finished behind champion Presidio, runner-up Valley View, and 3rd place Whitesboro and five points ahead of 5th place Eustace.

Senior JoseCarlos Hernandez placed 15th, earning All-State.
Junior Jose Cortez placed 23rd.
Sophomore Robert Wagner placed 34th.
Senior Goyo Alcorta placed 66th.
Lady Pirate sophomore Eisabel Guerrero placed 49th.

Due to his top 15 finish, Hernandez made the All-State Cross Country team. Of 124 runners in Class 3A, other Pirate runners to place were Jose Cortez (23rd), Robert Wagner (34th), Gregorio Alcorta (66th), Abel Sanchez (96th), Brandon Obando (109th), and Daniel Mercado (121st). Kyle Mueller did not get to run due to an injury sustained at Regional.
Lady Pirate Eisabel Guerrero placed 49th of 123 competitors with a time of 13:08.34.
Complete recap in next week’s The Devine News.
Team standings
1st Presidio 65, 2nd Valley View 101, 3rd Whitesboro 103, 4th Lytle 135, 5th Eustace 140, 6th Jim Ned 173, 7th Tornillo 178 8th McGregor 184, 9th Great Hearts Northern Oaks 189, 10th Keene 197, 11th Boling 236, 12th Universal City Randolph 270.
Top 5 3A boys
1st William Boyce-Onalaska 15:38, 2nd Marco Rey-Presidio 15:51, 3rd Wyatt Hoover-Poth 15:52, 4th Cooper Bryant-Keene 15:55, 5th Emilio Rios-Presidio 16:04.
15th JoseCarlos Hernandez 16:27.11, 23rd Jose Cortez 16:36.74, 34th Robert Wagner 16:48.58, 66th Gregorio Alcorta 17:21.18, 96th Abel Sanchez 17:54.97, 109th Brandon Obando 18:16.72, 121st Daniel Mercado 19:54.40.
Top 5 3A girls
1st Yierra Flemmings-Cameron Yoe 11:48, 2nd Finley Hunting-San Antonio Cole 11:52, 3rd Braylen Lusby-Spearman 12:01, 4th Hannah Spears-Holiday 12:07, 5th Addison Sykora-Lorena 12:14.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer