In the seventh-grade girls competition, Lady Cat Samantha Tovar ran away from her competition to post a quick time of 15:56 over the two-mile course. Her time was 36 seconds better than her nearest competitor. Brandi Deleon from Mathis was second, in 16:32.
Skidmore’s Megan Haggard ran well and placed fourth overall with a time of 16:50. Anevay Rodriguez also finished in the top 10 with a sixth place finish in 19:27. Mathis won the team title in the seventh-grade girls division.
The seventh-grade boys event was dominated by the Mathis runners with the top three finishers all young Pirates. S-T’s Sampson Tovar placed fourth with a time of 15:02.
In the eighth-grade girls competition, Kaylynn Martinez from S-T was the quickest with a time of 15:02. In a close race, Martinez crossed the finish line just in front of Odem’s Abby Aguirre, who was timed in 15:03. Odem posted the best combined score to capture the team title with five of the top 11 finishers.
The eighth-grade boys event was won by JT Bryce from George West with a time of 12:27. S-T’s Kalvin Martin placed 11th overall with a time of 15:06. Mathis won the team championship with five runners placing in the top seven runners.