Warhorse XC places 2nd in home invitational

Devine, Hondo, and Pearsall battled out a three-team race for the overall championship at last Wednesday’s home invitational. Hondo pulled out the 25 to 40 victory over the Horses with Pearsall coming in third with 57 points.
Last year’s state qualifier junior Xavier Garza paced the Horses with a 3rd place overall finish. His time of 19:09 was 8-seconds better than Hondo’s fourth spot.
Sophomore Thomas Mendoza was fifth and Isaiah Morin came in sixth to give Devine three of the top 10 spots.
“The guys keep getting better and better,” stated Head Coach Hannah Thompson. “They are hungry to get to regionals as a team and if they keep working like they have been, that dream will become a reality.”
The team runs today at Devine Golf Course.
Team ranking
1st Hondo 25, 2nd Devine 40, 3rd Pearsall 57
Top 7 individuals & Warhorses
1st Angel Rodriguez-Hondo 17:49, 2nd Anthony Sandoval-Hondo 18:17, 3rd Xavier Garza-Devine 19:09, 4th Aaron Ledesma-Hondo 19:17, 5th Thomas Mendoza-Devine 19:32, 6th Isaiah Morin-Devine 19:37, 7th Zaine Leal-Pearsall 19:47, 15th Marcus Angel Espinosa-Devine 21:26, 18th Kristofer Aguirre-Devine 22:11, 19th Jesse House-Devine 22:56, 20th Arturo Diaz-Devine22:56.
By Jerel Beaty
Staff Writer