Brandon Passmann Kicks To Win The 1A Boys State Title

The UIL 1A boys race was a step for step battle for almost the entire 5,000m. The 2020 champion Isaiah Billingsley (Tilden McMullen) and Brandon Passmann (Guthrie) put on a show for the Round Rock fans.

The pairing of the Region 4-1A champ Billingsley and the Region 1-1A champ and Passman was worth making the trip to Old Settlers Park.

Billingsley went to pull away, but Passmann was ready to match move for move. Over the last 800m, the Guthrie senior made his move taking the lead right before the bridge and it proved to be the difference maker.

That provided for an exciting finish as Billingsley put on a final kick but Guthrie had enough room and held on for his first cross country state meet championship.

0	Brandon Passmann	12	Guthrie	15:32.90	0
0	Isaiah Billingsley	12	Tilden McMullen	15:41.30	1
0	Tayte Cormier	11	Mertzon Irion County	16:29.10	2
0	Lance Verner Davis	12	Miller Grove	16:44.60	3
0	Coy Collins	11	Saltillo High School	16:59.30	4
0	Brandon Timms	9	Tilden McMullen	17:00.30	5
0	Gunner Tarver	11	Saltillo High School	17:01.40	6
0	Christian Gonzalez	10	Sulphur Bluff	17:01.70	0
0	Tanner Hensley	12	Miller Grove	17:07.40	7
0	Collin Thomas	11	Saint Jo	17:11.80	0

Miller Grove won their third straight team championship on the legs of Lance Verner Davis (4th place) and Tanner Hensley (9th place).

Saltillo finished second with 105 points and Tilden McMullen was third overall with a 154 point total.