Texas State Cross-Country Meet (11-8-2014)
Evan Paez competed Saturday in the Texas State Cross-Country Meet in Round Rock. The course is narrow with many twists and turns. He did not medal but finished in a time of 18 minutes 15.66 seconds in a field of 150 runners.
"Evan (Paez) ran really well at the beginning of the race and finished strong," said Coach Jalissa King. "He had to run the three miles in conditions he does not see every day. He represented his home town, school and himself well."
Paez had qualified for the Texas State Cross-Country Meet on the Mae Simmons Park Course in Lubbock. He complete the three-mile regional course in a personal best time of 17 minutes 2.56 seconds as the fifth place individual qualifier.
There were 163 boys running in the Region I Meet from 38 schools.
Jazmine Garza competed in the girls division of the Region I Meet. She ran against 175 girls and finished with a time of 14:04.00. Garza did not qualify for the State Meet but will return next year to lead the Lady Mule team as a Senior.
“Both Jazmine (Garza) and Evan (Paez) ran very well in the Region I Meet,” said Muleshoe cross-country coach Edie Niblett. “The best news is both runners will return next year to compete. Evan is just a sophomore and Jazmine is a currently a junior.”
“They will both be great leaders for our teams. We are already looking forward to next season.”