MIDLAND — The Coahoma Cross Country girls varsity team ran to an impressive fourth-place finish out of a field of 27 teams in the Division II 3200m race at the Tall City Meet on Saturday.
Baylor Wright led the all-freshman Coahoma High School girls team finishing in 16th place with a time of 14:36. She earned a medal for her effort. Crossing the finish line at 14:52, Merick Alvarez was just 16 seconds behind Wright and placed 24th.
Neveah Kerby ran the route in 15:09 and came in 35th place. Rounding out results for the girls team, Cicely Lerma placed 55th (15:44), Abby Bose was 71st (16:10), Bre Arrendondo placed 131st (17:30), and Valencia McKayla finished in 135th (17:33).
In the boys Division II 5000m run, Coahoma’s Hector Colon had a strong start to the season with a time of 21:32. He placed 57th in the race out of 165 competitors.
Next: The Coahoma Cross Country team heads west to the Crane Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 4.
Tall City Meet
Aug. 21, 2021
(Coahoma results only)
Team Results: 1. Buena Vista, 33; 2. Crane, 46; 3. Monahans, 170; 4. Coahoma, 180; 5. Odessa Compass, 183; 6. Grady, 184; 7. Odessa High, 201; 8. Midland Classical, 253; 9. Midland Lee, 285; 10. Marfa, 293.
Varsity Girls 3200m run: 16. Baylor Wright, 14:36; 24. Merick Alvarez, 14:52; 35. Neveah Kerby, 15:09; 55. Cicely Lerma, 15:44; 71. Abby Bose, 16:10; 131 Bre Arrendondo, 17:30; 135 McKayla Valencia, 17:33.
Varsity Boys 5000m run: 57. Hector Colon, 21.32.
(Information and photo courtesy of Coahoma Media.)