The host Bobcats had a few runners as did Pettus High School. Beeville’s Moreno Middle School also ran a good sized group of young runners in the junior high division of the event.
The Moreno ladies teamed together and their top five runners placed first overall as a team with a combined total of 35 points. That was 21 points better than their nearest competitor, Refugio, that finished second with 56 points. Karnes City Junior High was third at 83 points.
The MMS boys finished second as a team to Robstown, just four points behind the Cotton Pickers.
The S-T Bobcats and Lady Cats had the individual first place finishers in both the junior varsity races. Erasmo Huerta finished in 19:42 over the three-mile course to out-distance his nearest foe by over a minute.
Lady Cat Tatiana Maxwell was the first JV girl to finish. She crossed the finish-line in 14:26 for her two-mile run.
In the first event of the day, the varsity boys competition, Robstown runner Domingo Arevalo placed first in 18:04. Ingleside took the team title with Robstown second and the Taft Greyhounds in third.
Pettus Eagle Tim Gill was the first Bee County runner to finish as he just beat out Bobcat Jonathan Hernandez. Gill placed 16th at 19:29 while Hernandez finished 17th with the same time but was just slightly behind Gill at the tape.
“I was very pleased with our places and times. We are working to get faster,” said Pettus coach Erica Garza.
Eagle Clay Brown placed 21st in 20:26 with Bobcat Ben Davis in at 31st in 21:30. Eagle Sylvestre Sanchez placed 37th in 22:11 and teammate Franco Martinez was 49th in 25:17.
Ingleside easily captured first place in the varsity girls event with 22 points while Karnes City placed second with 43 points.
Lady Eagle Savannah Del Bosque finished in seventh place at 13:52 over her two miles. Teammate Chloe Garza placed 15th in 14:20.
S-T’s Tabatha Crow was 38th with a time of 16 minutes.
Erasmo Huerta ran to his first place finish in the JV division with a time of 19:42. Bobcat Jeffrey Ortiz placed well in fifth place at 21:43. David Ramirez ran to a 26th place finish in 32:48.
Lady Cat Tatiana Maxwell crossed the finish line ahead of all the JV girls in a time of 14:26. Lady Eagle Celeste Sims placed seventh in 16:31.
In the junior high boys event, Beeville’s Tanner Trevino placed third overall in 12:20. Ezequiel Huerta was seventh for the young Bobcats at 13:09.
Trojan Jacob Calderon placed tenth in 13:19 with teammate Cody Elliott right behind him in 11th at 13:20. Trojan Marquez Bowman finished 14th in 13:48 while Freddie Rodriguez was in 16th at 14:12. MMS runner Jonathan Gutierrez was 21st in 14:44. Brandon Cox placed 23rd in 14:48 while Trey Alaniz ran to a 25th spot in 15:21. Mauricio Solis was 27th at 15:27 and Ryan Guerra placed 33rd for the Moreno team at 17:41. Andy Dang ran an 18:11 for 36th.
The JH girls division had MMS runner Kenedy Trevino finish in third with a time of 15:18. Justina Knapp was sixth with a time of 15:39. Sarah Draper was in seventh at 15:51. Lisa Tamez ran to a ninth place finish in 16:02.
Cheyenne Del Bosque placed 15th for Moreno in 16:34. Briana Saenz was 17th in 16:48 and teammate Priscilla Koenig was in 18th at 16:50. Alex Hinostroza placed 22nd in 17:19 with Marissa Coronado in 23rd at the same time. Sabrina Gonzales placed 42nd overall in the big field with a time of 20:06.
Skidmore-Tyan will run on Saturday in Victoria at the Bloomington meet. The Moreno runners will compete at the Calallen Invitational on Saturday.