OUT ON THE COURSE THIS FALL, GOOSE CREEK MEMORIAL AND BAYTOWN LEE BOTH ADVANCED RUNNERS TO THE REGION III-5A CHAMPIONSHIP IN HUNTSVILLE.
On the girls' side, Goose Creek Memorial sophomore Gloria Martinez finished 27th overall (21:11.7), while on the boys' side Baytown Lee senior Derek Salinas finished 63rd overall (18:16.9).
At the District 22-5A Championships, Baytown Sterling took fourth place overall in the boys' race, while Goose Creek Memorial took fourth on the girls' side in the team scores.
Salinas finished seventh overall (16:35.92) for the Baytown Lee boys at district, while Brock Glasscock was the top runner for Baytown Sterling, finishing 11th overall (16:51.68). Saul Chavez finished 19th overall for Goose Creek Memorial.
In the girls' race, Martinez finished 10th (20:38.68), while Baytown Lee's Sarah Salinas took 12th (20:58.47) and Goose Creek Memorial's Kayleen Figueroa and Daicia Mascorro finished 15th and 18th overall, respectively.
The morning started out cold, wet, and eventually very windy, but that is not how the day ended! the 2A and 4A divisions were met with drizzle and brutal winds, while only a short time later, the 6A divisions got the blistering sun and a nearly 80 degree temperature. Neither are considered "perfect" conditions to run in, but that's what it takes to be the best- you have to be able to compete no matter what the circumstances are.
The UIL State Cross Country season came to end today, with 2A, 4A and 6A all competing one last time for the 2020 year. The results were exciting, and the competition was fierce. Vype Media was there to get all the great action!
Here are the individual girls Champions results:
2A: Kyla Kane (11) - Wellington High School with a time of 12:08- 2 mile
4A: Adele Clarke (11)- Celina High School with a time of 11:31- 2 mile
6A: Brynn Brown (12) - Denton Guyer with a time of 16:25- 5K
Brown actually broke the state record that was last beaten in 2018. The time to beat was 16:38 and Brown beat it by 13 seconds!
Boys Champion Individual Results from day 2:
2A: Henry Fierro (12) - Poolville High School with a time of 15:57- 5K
4A: Judson Greer (12) - Melissa High School with a time of 14:51- 5K
6A: Luke Lambert (12)- Wylie High School with a time of 16:25- 5K
Greer took a commanding lead through the entire 4A race, ultimately earning himself his 3rd State Championship title! You can find Greer with the University of North Carolina team next fall!
All of the racers left it out all on the course today, and it was an exciting day for Cross Country!