Yesterday the Junior High ran the Pre-District race at Bandera. Some races we run, we run to win and other races we run, we run to learn lessons. Yesterday was a lesson learning race. We as coaches can harp on hydration and the importance of beginning the hydration process two to three days before we run. They hear us but they don’t understand until they get to experience an afternoon run in the hill country. It was a tough race but it taught the runners lessons through firsthand experience. Next week we will be better prepared.
The seventh grade boys ran well. Before they ran they set goals to beat their eighth grade teammates. Some were successful.
Jared Garrison 36th 14:25 he wanted to run faster than his brother.
Johnny Gonzales 47th 14:48
Seth Elizondo 58th 15:47
Zach Rodriguez 78th 17:06
There were 110 runners in the race.
The eighth grade boys ran well, but the experience they gained will pay off next week.
Joshua Montes 19th – medaled 12:37
Paul Tomlinson 30th 12:49
Gage Eichman 87th 15:01
Eli Garrison 97th 15:40
Cody Lopez 102nd 16:03
AJ Marin 118th 18:03
Wyatt Conover 126th 24:50
The team placed 6th in the meet which had over 228 runners at the start. The largest start the lads have experienced to date.
The 8th grade girls fought hard even though they lost Jessica Cuenca earlier in the week to a severe ankle sprain.
Clarissa Cantu 16th – medaled 14:26
Erika Frazier 25th 15:08
Monique Covarubbias 60th 16:39
Shelbie Elizondo 63rd 16:49
Khloe Moran 75th 18:04
The girls also placed 6th as a team but are ready to improve next week at district. Wish them good skill this week as they prepare for their final race of the season.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” Martin Luther King
Hadley Foster Jr