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See which Region IV-6A tams and individuals could qualify for state.
Read the meet recap from the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islander Splash.
See our meet recap from the San Antonio FEAST Inv.
We're continuing our preseason countdown with Max Smith at number fifteen.
We start our Pre-Season countdown of our projected top 10 teams in 5A. We look at team performances over the last 10 years at the regional/state level and look at stats from the track season last year to help us see how the runner is progressing and make projections for the upcoming cross country season.
Conditions: Sunny, 52 °F - 57 °F, 70%-67% RH, winds calm. Conditions were near ideal for cross country today on the Texas Lutheran University campus and South Texas runners seized the opportunity for a PR at the end of the regular season. As she had done the previous week, Marianna Hurtado of San Antonio Madison bolted to the lead at the gun in the girls race with FEAST Home School’s Emily Dunn in pursuit. At the mile Hurtado continued to lead with Janessa Dunn and Del Rio’s Candida Chairez joining the chase pack. Hurtado opened her lead in the second mile winning in 11:52 on the 3221 meter course. FEAST’s Briana Atchley moved past Chairez to claim fourth behind the Dunn twins to key FEAST’s strong win (35) over Georgetown (68) and Del Rio (84). The boys race was tighter as FEAST Home School, Del Rio, and San Antonio O’Connor battled for the team title. Up front, FEAST’s Howard Gill and Del Rio’s Palo Ponce ran their rubber match of the season as they had split two close races earlier in the year. This one shaped up as another fine duel as Ponce shadowed Gill for most of the race with team mate Chuy Ordaz within a stride or two as well. With only 400 meters remaining it was clear these three were gold, silver and bronze, but the order was still unknown. Ponce pulled ahead with 300 meters to go, but the lead was short lived as Gill responded quickly, reclaimed the lead, and sustained his drive to the line for the gold. Ponce grabbed silver just in front of Ordaz as all three runners were under 15:51 on the 4978 meter course. Meanwhile the team battle remained close as FEAST, Del Rio, and O’Connor each had placed three in the top 12. Then the four and five runners from each of these three teams finished within a 13 second span, and after the dust settled FEAST (46) claimed top honors over Del Rio (54) and O’Connor (58). For the second consecutive week the FEAST boys joined the FEAST girls as team champions having done the same last week at the Seguin Matador Meet.
The Del Rio High School boys cross-country team did little to diminish its top 10 state ranking. The boys cross-country team started the 2006 season ranked seventh in the state among all 5A schools in the state. The rankings were determined by votes cast by the Cross-Country Coaches Association of Texas. Saturday, Del Rio defended its lofty status as the boys took first at the Dragon Invitational meet held at Southwest High School in San Antonio. Twenty-six teams, and more than 200 runners, took part in the boys division. Each runner competed on a 3.1-mile long course.
The Del Rio Rams Cross Country team has started its quest to become district champions for the fifth consecutive year and to place first at the regional meet for the second year.
History Is Made Del Rio cross-country runners placed first in Region IV Saturday in San Antonio. Running for Del Rio were Danny Ponce, Danny Dominguez, Fernan Granados, Josh Rios, Estevan Flores, James Biscaino and Richard Zapata