CRANE — The Coahoma Junior High School eighth grade boys and girls cross country teams walked away district champions at the meet held in Crane recently.
Baylor Wright led the Coahoma girls team with a time of 14 minutes and two seconds and Gavin Rochelle was the top runner for the boys finishing at 12 minutes, 59 seconds. Both runners placed second in their individual races.
Coming in third for the girls team was Merick Alverez with a time of 14 minutes and 15 seconds. Blayk Vadney crossed the line in fourth place in the boys race. He ran the race in 13 minutes, 41 seconds.
Rounding out the top ten finishes for the eight grade girls were Abigail Bose (15:24) in fifth, Natalie East (16:23) in ninth, and Bree Arrendondo (16:25) in 10th. Fellow teammates Katie Jones and Kaedyn Lee also did well. Jones finished 13th with a time of 17 minutes and nine seconds and Lee (18:06) crossed the line in 18th place.
The boys team top ten were: Trace Vasquez (13:52), seventh place; Brandyn Cortez (13:54), eighth place; and Michael Hernandez (14:04), 10th place.Theron Ott just missed the top ten cutoff. He placed 11th with a time of 14 minutes, 14 seconds. Also finishing strong were Maleki Rodriguez (16:34) in 16th place and Blair Braxton (17:45) in 20th.
At the seventh grade competition, the combined efforts of Raeyln Quintero, Kasey Ramirez, Madison Bose, Jazlynn Gonzales, and Paisley Osborn led the girls team to second place in district competition.
Quintero was the Coahoma top finisher coming in at fourth place with a time of 15 minutes 47 seconds. Following close on her heels were Ramirez (16:42) in fifth place and Bose (16:51) in sixth. Gonzales (17:36) and Osborne (19:33) finished 13th and 18th respectively.
Results from the seventh grade boys team rounded out an excellent day for the junior high cross country program. The five member team came in third. Eason Sullivan led the seventh grade boys with a time of 16 minutes and 23 seconds and crossed the finish line in 11th place. John Far (17:05), Caden Long (17:16), and Eddie Gallarado (17:45) came in 12th, 13th, and 14th place respectively. Fellow teammate Caleb Klub (23:33) finished 22nd.
Overall, the Coahoma Junior High School cross country team had 13 runners place in the top ten of their individual races.
District Junior High
Cross County Meet
7th Grade Boys - Third Place
11. Eason Sullivan, 16:23; 12. John Farr, 17:05; 13. Caden Long, 17:16; 14. Eddie Gallardo, 17:45; 22. Caleb Klug, 23:33.
7th Grade Girls - Second Place
4. Raelyn Quintero, 15.47; 5. Kasey Ramirez, 16:42; 6. Madison Bose, 16:51; 13. Jazlynn Gonzales, 17:36; 18. Paisley Osborne, 19.33.
8th Grade Boys - District Champions
2. Gavin Rochelle, 12:59; 4. Blayk Vadney, 13:41; 7. Trace Vasquez, 13:52; 8. Brandyn Cortes, 13:54; 10. Michael Hernandez, 14:04; 11. Theron Ott, 14:14; 16. Maleki Rodrigeuz, 16:34; 20. Braxton Blair, 17:45.
8th Grade Girls - District Champions
2. Baylor Wright, 14:02; 3. Merick Alvarez, 14:15; 5. Abigail Bose, 15:24; 9. Natalie East, 16:23; 10. Bre Arrendondo, 16:25; 13. Katie Jones, 17:09; 18. Kaedyn Lee, 18:06.