Fifteen students from McMullen County participated in the event. Some ran a two-mile loop while others completed the 5K, which is 3.1 miles. “I was very proud of the students for showing up to support a great cause,” replied Coach Toney Taylor. “I appreciate their efforts and hard work for the year.”
The highlight of the day was Blaye Lee as she finished third overall for the entire race and first in the female division. She also ran a great time of 21:59.
Sarita Cavazos was the second female finisher followed by Amber Acker in the 5K race.
Joseph Stanley was the first male finisher in the 5K in his first race of the year followed by Chris Chatman who was the second male finisher.
Other competitors in the race were as follows: Mykayla Garza, Lily Arredondo, Makinna Serrata, Cora Lopez, Hallie Taylor, Chris Chatman, Lupe Cordova, Hilario Ramon, Sarah White, Elijah Reyna and Kate Truelove.
The next meet will be Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Bandera, which will be McMullen County’s last tuneup before district.
“There will be some great competition there as we will compete against athletes from all classifications. There will be class A schools all the way up to 5A. This will be a neat experience for the kids,” said Taylor.
The following Monday, Oct. 22, will be the district meet in Moulton.