When Boling cross country coach Jonathan Gibson feels it, he proudly says how great it is to be a Bulldog. It’s even greater when his runners compete at meets. It’s the greatest feeling when they earn medals, which has become commonplace early on this season.
Like the Yoakum Meet on Aug. 22, the Boling Bulldogs did very well at the Bellville Meet on Saturday, Aug. 5. The course was a harder terrain than Yoakum, but Gibson said BHS runners literally stayed the course.
The BHS boys earned first place as a team, and the girls second place, respectively. The girls were 2 points behind Sealy, a Class 4A school.
BHS had five runners finish in the top 15 who medaled; Marc Mendoza finished second overall. The girls outdid their male counterparts as five BHS runners finished in the top 14, and Kenna Gibson won first place overall.
“Kids ran great on a tough course against some great competition,” Gibson said. “These kids continue to improve physically and mentally within their races. I am beyond proud to be their coach.”