STATE WRAP: Austin and San Antonio Schools have success at UIL Cross Country
This past weekend, the UIL Cross Country meet was held in Round Rock Texas and many Austin/San Antonio athletes and teams placed in the Top 10 state-wide.
Of all the teams in the area, Lytle has to be considered the big winner taking home team gold in the Boys 3A division, Johnny Alvarez finished 9th in the event with Robert Wagner, Brandon Obando, Abel Sanchez, and Tristan Lopez all finishing in the Top 50, and the Girls finishing 3rd with Marissa Lopez finishing in 7th.
In other team results, the Poth Lady Pirates finished 2nd in 3A Girls, Fredericksburg took 2nd in 4A Girls, Giddings took 5th in 5A Boys, Georgetown took 5th in 5A Boys, Boerne Champion took 2nd in 5A Girls, Smithson Valley took 6th in 5A Girls, Vandegrift took 2nd in 6A Boys, Round Rock took 6th in 6A Boys, and Vandegrift took 4th in 6A girls
Individually, in the girls 3A Race, Poth's Brooklyn Albert finished 2nd with a time of 12:05.02, while Sophia Bendet of Randolph (4th), Marissa Lopez of Lytle (7th) and Aubrey Milam (9th) all finished in the Top 10. While in the boys 3A Race, it was Anthony Meyer of San Antonio Cole (5th) and Johnny Alvarez (9th) finishing in the Top 10
For the 4A division, the only Top 10 finishers in either boys or girls were sisters Taylor and Rilyn Grona of Fredericksburg with Taylor taking home 2nd for the second year in a row with a time of 11:38.3 and Rilyn taking home 10th. Ann Claire Cop of Fredericksburg finished just outside the Top 10 in 11th place.
In the 5A boys division 3 runners from Austin/San Antonio cracked the Top 10. Henok Hayele of San Antonio Jefferson finished in 5th place with a time of 15:28.7, while Joseph Wienen of Georgetown finished just behind in 6th and Antonio Pena of Georgetown East View finished in 8th. For the girls in 5A, it was the top two spots the Austin/San Antonio area walked away with. Mckenzie Bailey of Georgetown took home gold with a time of 17:36.4 while Cedar Park's Isabel Conde De Frankenberg came in 2nd with a time of 17:45.6.
Finally in 6A, it was Kevin Sanchez of Vandegrift as the lone Austin/San Antonio athlete to finish in the Top 10. However, that Top 10 finish for Sanchez was first place in the Boys 6A race with an impressive 15 second win with a time of 15:26.3.