The District 29-4A individual champion is Isaiah Morin from Devine. He and his fellow Warhorse Cross Country teammates won the team championship as well at Devine Golf Club last Thursday morning. The Warhorses scored 22 points to beat runner-up Fox Tech who had 53 points.
Morin ran an 18:01 to knock out second place finisher Malachi Bennett of Somerset who ran 18:08. The two were neck and neck for most of the three-mile competition before Morin pulled away late to win the individual championship.
Kris Aguirre ran his best race of the season by far as he left the course with a bronze medal. Thomas Mendoza placed fourth and Chris Ortiz came in fifth. Marcus Espinosa was the other top 10 finisher at tenth place.
Jesse House was only eight-seconds from top ten as he came soon after Espinosa in twelfth place. Freshman Taylor Hurst rounded out the seven Warhorse competitors coming in eighteenth overall.
Stephen Culver led the Warhorse JV. Culver placed third overall with a 21:19 while teammate Corwin Flores was fifth at 22:24.
1st Devine 22, 2nd Fox Tech 53, 3rd Somerset 56.
Top 12 +
1st Isaiah Morin-Devine 18:01, 2nd Malachi Bennett-Somerset 18:08, 3rd Kris Aguirre-Devine 18:56, 4th Thomas TJ Mendoza-Devine 19:05, 5th Chris Ortiz-Devine 19:06, 6th Mack-Segovia-Brooks Academy 19:17, 7th Adrian Delgado-Fox Tech 19:49, 8th Ethan Vasquez-Somerset 19:52, 9th Christian Gonzalez-Fox Tech 19:55, 10th Marcus Espinosa-Devine 19:58, 11th Victor Bautista-Somerset 20:03, 12th Jesse House-Devine 20:06, 18th Taylor Hurst-Devine22:02.
By Jerel Beaty