Sweet repeat: Canyon girls win second straight regional crown; Randall girls place second
Updated: Oct 29, 2019
The Canyon girls cross Country team won their second straight Region I-4A championship Monday in Lubbock. [Provided photo]
The Canyon cross country teams showcased the Region I-4A meet in Lubbock on Monday.
The Canyon Lady Eagles punched their ticket back to the UIL state meet on Nov. 9, at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock by dominating the field with 47 points. Canyon, the Class 4A defending champions, were so impressive they blew second place Argyle (89 points) away by 42 points.
The Lady Eagles placed three runners in the Top 10 led by sophomore star Breanna Stuart. Stuart was stellar from start to finish, clocking an 11:28.50 to defend her regional crown she . The sophomore ran one of her best races, clocking an 11:28.50 to defend her regional championship she won as a freshman a year ago.
Abree Winfrey was a huge lift to the team earning a silver medal behind Stuart with a time of 11:56.10. Junior Gabbi Davis rounded out the Top 10 with an eighth place finish.
“It feels great to do this again,” Canyon coach Ray Baca said. “It’s been a tougher year than expected. We’ve had a lot of runners sick. We haven’t had seven healthy runners at practice at one time since early September we’ve had so many out sick. But our team stayed positive despite it being difficult. I think our legs are a little fresher now because we had to back off of late. I’m excited to see what the next couple of weeks hold.”
The Hereford girls team is headed to state finishing in third. Malanie Jaquez (12:20.80) was the Lady Whitefaces top runner, placing 12th
On the boys side, Canyon’s Samuel Ashley was stellar. Not only was his gutsy performance of 14.46.90 impressive enough to help the Eagles to state for a second straight year, but he also claimed the individual gold medal for the first time.
The Randall girls cross country team finished second at the UIL Region I-5A meet in Lubbock on Monday. [provided photo]
It was a banner afternoon for the Randall girls team during the Region I-5A cross country meet.
The Lady Raiders ran the best they had all season, and it paid off with a second place finish on top of a trip to Round Rock in the process.
Randall’s Ariyah Gomez captivating, running a tremendous race. The sophomore earned a bronze medal to lead the Lady Raiders with a time of 17:50.40. Teammate Harley Albert also a great race placing 14th (18:43.30).
The Amarillo High girls team and two boys individuals will be making the trip to the state meet. The Lady Sandies took fourth place to qualify. Senior captain Cammie Mitchell placed in the Top 10, in eighth place individually, pacing an 18:23.60.
During the boys race, Branch Cox tallied an 11th place finish, followed by teammate Isaac McGill, who came in 17th. Both advance to state as individuals.
Bushland’s Tatum Fish advanced to the UIL Class 3A state cross country meet for a fourth straight year. [Provided photo]
Bushland’s Tatum Fish is headed back to the UIL state meet for a fourth straight year.
Fish accomplished that rare feat placing eighth (13:36.10) as an individual at Monday’s Region I-4A cross country meet in Lubbock.
The senior has never miss a trip to Round Rock in her career.
Fish will be joined at state by Tulia’s Alexis Trammell. Trammell earned seventh as an individual with a time of 13:35.50.
Dimmitt’s Jordan Garcia came in fourth as an individual on the boys side. Garcia had a time of 16:21.40. Garcia will be joined at state by River Road’s Crawford Kiser and Canadian’s Rylun Clark.
Wellington sophomore Kyla Kane won her second straight UIL Region I-2A championship Monday in Lubbock. [Provided photo]
Wellington’s Kyla Kane and Panhandle’s Elijah Brown took home individual gold medals at the UIL Region I-2A cross country meet in Lubbock on Monday.
It’s the second straight regional championship for the sophomore Kane, who won the regional last year on the way to claiming the Class 2A state champion from as a freshman.
Kane clocked a time of 12:02.50, holding off runner-up Macy Higginbotham of West Texas High (12:06.90) by four seconds.
Wellington also qualified for state as a team taking third.
The Gruver girls team advanced, coming in second overall. Lady Hounds runner Dylaney Weaver paced the squad with an individual bronze medal.
Thanks to Brown’s performance on the boys side, Panhandle is headed to Round Rock. The Panthers were third overall in team competition.
Brown won the meet with a time of 16:37.80.
Shamrock’s Hayden Stroope and Alex Wilson, left and center, earned trips to the UIL Class 2A state cross country meet. [Provided photo]
Alex Wilson and Hayden Stroope of Shamrock along with the Happy and Nazareth girls teams highlighted the UIL Region I-1A cross country meet Monday.
Wilson won the boys individual meet with a time of 16:58.50, followed by Stroope’s second place finish, clocking a 17:01.60. Both Irish runners advance to the UIL state cross country meet Saturday, Nov. 9, in Round Rock.
On the girls side, the Happy girls team came in third with 122 points. Emily Berry led the Cowgirls with by placing sixth (13:00.20).
The Nazareth girls punched a ticket to state with a fourth place finish. Emma Kleman had the team’s best time of 13:25.40
For full results of Monday’s regional meet go to https://mychiptime.com/searchevent.php?id=12652
UIL Region I Cross Country meet
at Mae Simmons Park, Lubbock
Note: Top four teams and Top 10 individuals not on qualifying teams advance to UIL state meet.
Team qualifiers: 1. El Paso Eastwood 57; 2. El Paso Hanks 54; 3. Grapevine 91; 4. Aledo 167.
Amarillo-area individual qualifiers: 11. Branch Cox, Amarillo High, 15.20.30; 17. Isaac McGill, Amarillo High, 15.37.40.
Team qualifiers: 1. Grapevine 40; 2. Randall 102; 3. Colleyville Heritage 104; 4. Amarillo High 114.11.
Team qualifiers: 1. San Elizario 64; 2. Decatur 68; 3. Grapevine 92; Canyon 121.
Amarillo-area individual qualifiers: 5. Adrian Ceniceros, Perryton, 15:48.30; 11. Ramon Loya, Dumas, 16:03.00; 18. Xavier Soto, Dumas, 16:15.10; 21. Jonathan Alaniz, Perryton, 16:20.10.
Team qualifiers: 1. Canyon 47; 2. Argyle 89; 3. Hereford 97; 4. Decator 109.
Amarillo-area individual qualifiers: 5. Gisselle Hernandez, Perryton, 12:07.50; 19. Lexi Maul, Pampa, 12:37.90
Team qualifiers: 1. Presidio 84; 2. Tornillo 85; 3. Crane 134; 4. Boyd 137.
Amarillo-area individual qualifiers: 4. Jordan Garcia, Dimmitt, 16:21.40; 14. Crawford Kiser, River Road, 16:55.50; 18. Rylun Clark, Canadian, 17:03.60.
Team qualifiers: 1. Holliday 102; 2. Wall 148; 3. Presidio 184; 4. Abernathy 215.
Amarillo-area individual qualifiers: 7. Alexis Trammell, Tulia, 12:35.50; 8. Tatum Fish, Bushland, 12:36.10
Team qualifiers: 1. Sundown 51; 2 Ozona 70; 3. Panhandle 82, Fort Hancock 112.
Amarillo-area individual qualifiers: 5. Kenny Overstreet, Clarendon, 17:12.40; 21. Sergio Alancanter, Sunray, 18:18:30.
Team qualifiers: 1. Sundown 62; 2. Gruver 76; 3. Wink 117; 4. Wellington 147.
Amarillo-area individual qualifiers: 2. Macy Higginbotham, WT High, 12:06.90; 5. Brayleigh McGill, Panhandle, 12:21.00; 9. Katelyn Hernandez, Sunray, 12:34:10.
Team qualifiers: 1. Earth 67; 2. Crosbyton 112; 3. New Home 118; 4. Sands 139.
Amarillo-area individual qualifiers: 1. Alex Wilson, Shamrock, 16:58.50; 2. Hayden Stroope, Shamrock, 17:01.60; 3. Stratton Porter, Texline, 17:13.90; 11. Fabian Camacho, Booker, 17;35.00; 17. Angel Sanchez, Booker, 18:18.90; 18. Caleb Homfeld, Miami, 18:19.30; 19. Jordan Upton, Hedley, 18:22.10.
Team results: 1. Borden County 80; 2. Sands 122; 3. Happy 122; 4. Nazareth 157.
Amarillo-Area individual qualifiers: 2. Lana Belmares, Valley, 12:22.60; 8. Alyssa Higgins, Claude, 13:04.80; 17. Jessica Solis, Valley, 13:34.00.