Ahead of the (running ) pack

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Wharton High School cross country runners compete in a recent meet that enabled some to medal.

The Wharton High School cross country team for the varsity and junior varsity teams have competed in several meets this season.

They were scheduled to partake in six meets before the district meet on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The District Meet will be held in Brookshire. The Regional Meet follows two weeks later in Huntsville on Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 9-10.

WHS is coached by Kevin Baranowski and assistant Julio Delgado.

At the Schulenberg Meet held on Thursday, Aug. 27, among the Lady Tigers to finish the race were Emily Simper (18:01 time), Agligah Rodriguez (19:26), and Grace Simper (21:05).

Besides host Schulenberg, other teams who competed were Sealy, El Campo, and Van Vleck, among others. There were 49 runners.

On the boys’ side, WHS was represented by Kirvyn Cano (21:10), who medaled and finished ninth. Teammates Kamaron Mitchell (25:02), Chase Pardo (27:19), Zack Munoz (31:54), Rod Jackson (32:20), and Nick Munoz (32:26) also competed. 

There were 30 runners.

Wharton runners also crossed into Matagorda County to compete at Bay City High School’s Blackcat Invitational, which was held at Le Tulle Park on Saturday, Oct. 6.

Wharton finished fourth from a field of seven teams.

Lutheran South finished first with 41 points, followed by Brazoswood (52), Lamar Consolidated (78), Wharton (110), Angleton (143), Boling (156), and Bay City (170).

Jerrell Barron medaled for WHS as he placed sixth with a time of 19:55. Teammates who followed him were medalist Kameron Mitchell (ninth place, time 20:43), Alfred Herrera (22nd, 22:30), Dylan Huey (32nd, 23:14), Chase Pardo (47th, 1:08). 

Results for the girls was not available.

WHS will be competing in Brazos on Saturday, Oct. 17. The meet begins at 9:45 a.m. 

Boling runners among best at Shiner

The Boling High School boys’ team won its sixth meet in a row, this time at Shiner’s Comanche Meet.

The girls placed third as a team, but BHS’s Kenna Gibson earned the meet title, her sixth consecutive individual championship.

Gibson finished with a time of 12:08, ahead of three Yoakum runners.

BHS teammates Suzanna Garcia was 11th (13:33), Rachel Wittig 13th (13:40), and Ana Gonzales 15th (14:00). Alana Rodriguez had a time of 14:41. There were 50 runners in the race.

For the Bulldog runners, four finished in the top 10 to medal, including Marc Mendoza (2nd, 17:02 time), Ross Hough (fifth, 18:00), Adan Alvarez (eighth, 18:29), and Jordan Todd (ninth, 18:30).

Gavranovic had a time of 20:05. There were 52 runners who competed.



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