MHS C-C @ Abernathy (10-10-2015)
The Muleshoe High School and Junior High School cross-country teams competed in the Abernathy Antelope Cross-Country Meet Saturday. The varsity Lady Mules placed sixth from 12 teams, the Mules finished first from 11 teams, the JV Lady Mules ran fourth and the JV Mules did not have enough runners to compete as a team.
The Junior High Lady Mules won the team silver medal and the Mules came away with the team gold medal.
Liliana Martinez led the Lady Mules with a time of 12 minutes 50.20 seconds to win the individual silver medal. Reina Regalado placed 18th with a time of 13:34.40. Other members of the team were Jasmine Garza, Mireya Ruvalcaba and Citlalli Vargas.
Evan Paez paced the gold medal Mules with a 17:39.20 for the individual silver medal.
Jacob Kettner placed eighth with an 18:21.50, Eduardo Panjota finished twelfth in a time of 18:29.50. Edyy Elizalde ran twenty-fifth with a time of 19:25.80 and Jesse Leal finished thirty-second with a 19:37.70. There were 78 competitors in this race.
“These guys did great,” said Muleshoe cross-country coach Edie Niblett. “The weather was a little chilly and grass was freshly mowed with a rain shower on top.”
Kyndal Miller led the JV Lady Mules with a fifteenth place finish in a time of 15:22.40. Cassidy Cage ran eighteenth with a time of 15:51.50, Blanca Ramirez was steps behind for nineteenth with a 15:55.10 and Brylee Beall finished twenty-second with a time of 16:03.80. Lillie Barrera placed thirty-third with a time of 17:36.70.
“There were several things going on this particular week-end,” continued Coach Niblett. “I appreciate these ladies competing in this meet.”
The JV Mules did not have enough to compete as a team but ran as individuals. Kevin Gonzales finished in ninth place with a time of 21:22.90. Mario DeHoyas placed sixteenth and Luke Leal crossed the line in twenty-second place.
“I appreciate these young men running when there isn't enough to make a team,” concluded Coach Niblett.
“This weekend we ran in Abernathy,” said Muleshoe Junior High cross-country coach, Jalissa King. “Every week we seem to be improving and almost all of our kids ran their personal best for the season thus far.”
The young Lady Mules earned the team silver medal. Anahi Barrera set the pace for the Lady Mules with a bronze medal time of 13:04.41. Anzley Rodriguez finished sixth with a 13:30.70
The young Mules won the team gold with Ricky Diaz leading the way with a bronze medal time of 11:43.80. Beto Mendoza was steps behind in fourth place with at time of 11:50.20
The District Meet will be in Lubbock October 19th on the Mae Simmons Park Course. The JV girls are scheduled to run first at 1:30 PM with the other teams to follow.