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Koenig paces Trojan cross teams
by Kevin J. Keller
Sep 01, 2014 | 1075 views | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Beeville’s Maria Navarro, right, runs during the girls race at the Wildcat Invitational in Portland.
Beeville’s Maria Navarro, right, runs during the girls race at the Wildcat Invitational in Portland.
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Beeville’s Brent Koenig, left, leads a pack of three runners during the boys race at the Wildcat Invitational in Portland on Saturday.
Beeville’s Brent Koenig, left, leads a pack of three runners during the boys race at the Wildcat Invitational in Portland on Saturday.
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PORTLAND – The Beeville cross country teams opened their season last Saturday at the Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Gregory-Portland.

The varsity boys finished sixth in the team standings.

Bryce Koenig was the top finisher for the Trojans, clocking a time of 12:47 to finish sixth.

He was 12th as the lead pack turned for home, but moved up six spots with a strong kick down the stretch.

“He ran an awesome race,” said coach Linda Luna. “His team did a good job of supporting him, staying in a close pack and pushing each other.”

Derrick Carroll finished 21st with a time of 13:40, Marco Escamilla was 33rd with a time of 13:54 and Miguel Gonzales was 35th in 13:59.

Brent Koenig finished 37th in 14:02.

In the junior varsity boys race, Joseph Rodriguez Jr. was 25th in 16:12.

“The varsity boys did really well and should be very proud of themselves,” Luna said. “They are a young team with lots of motivation and determination this season.”

The varsity girls finished eighth in the team standings.

Natalie Rivas led the way for the Trojans, finishing 28th with a time of 16:03.

Maria Navarro was 35th in 16:32, Tiffany Vargas was 44th in 17:03 and Cameron Posada was 49th in 17:45. Emilie Bozant finished 57th in 18:36.

For the JV girls, Jasmine Lopez was 56th in 17:29 and Victoria Trevino was 73rd in 18:39.

“The varsity girls also did a good job, but need to adjust to their new competitive mileage,” Luna said. “Last season, we raced 3 miles all season. This season, because of the new district changes, we have to compete in the 2-mile race, which is a lot faster and requires a lot more speed work.

“When we can get over that mental hump, these girls will be a lot better off.”

Kevin J. Keller is the sports editor at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5223, or at sports@mySouTex.com, or follow him on Twitter, @beepicsports.
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