Watch Reese Vannerson And Strake Jesuit Win At Region 3-6A

It was the day all of the regional qualifiers have been waiting on all seasons long. As the UIL 6A boys toed the line, it was the Crusaders from Strake Jesuit playing their cards right on this day.

Their No. 1 runner, Reese Vannerson hadn't captured a regional cross country title yet, but today it was the senior's opportunity and he cashed in. He led from the start, getting out fast with Humble Atascocita senior Oliver Maldonado before unattaching himself from everyone, netting Vannerson's third win of the season.

Doing more damage back in the field was the rest of the Crusader crew. Fellow senior Luke Demahy added a top-10 finish by finishing seventh overall and the rest of the crew scored few enough points to unseat the defending  back-to-back region champs Atascocita Eagles.

Michael Archie (Atascocita) finished third overall with Maldonado in ninth to help their team finish second and qualifying for state for the fourth consecutive season in a row as a team.

Jesuit had 71 points thanks in part to a 16:14 team average to Atascocita's 75 points and 16:19 team average. Katy Tompkins finished third with 123 points and Katy Cinco Ranch grabbed the fourth and final state meet qualifying team position with 138 points.

Event 12  Boys 5k Run CC 6A
    Name                    Year School                  Finals  Points          
Results - Men                                                                    
  1 Reese Vannerson           12 Hou StrakeJesuit       15:30.4    1             
  2 Adrian Hahn Vadstein      12 Katy Cinco Ranch       15:51.9    2             
  3 Michael Archie            12 Humble Atascocita      15:55.2    3             
  4 Sam Golla                 11 Houston Clear Lake     16:01.3    4             
  5 Benjamin Pearce           10 Houston Stratford      16:02.3    5             
  6 Zain Hamdani              12 Houston Bellaire       16:03.9    6             
  7 Luke Demahy               12 Hou StrakeJesuit       16:04.2    7             
  8 Reese Sullivan            12 Katy Seven Lakes       16:05.6    8             
  9 Oliver Maldonado          12 Humble Atascocita      16:06.9    9             
 10 Matthew Montgomery        11 Katy Seven Lakes       16:11.8   10