The Boling High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams have competed in three events so far and still have one more race before district in October.
Just as September was near its end, the Bulldogs won an event outright to give them some confidence moving forward. This came at Camp Tejas for the Giddings meet on Friday, Sept. 20.
The meet was host to 30 schools, but BHS finished first in the 5K Black Division race that assembled schools from classifications 1A to 4A. The Lady Bulldogs placed fourth, respectively.
“The Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs ran hard and are continuing to pick up some hardware,” said coach Jonathan Gibson. “The kids capped off the day by getting recognized in the homecoming pep rally.”
This coming week, BHS will have its last meet at Anderson-Shiro (Sept. 25) before the district meet on Monday, Oct. 14 at Palacios High School.
Boling competed at August Horst Park for the Navasota Meet on Sept. 11.
Bulldogs placed second and the Lady Bulldogs fourth.
“Boling cross country had a great meet today in Navasota,” Gibson said. “Today was the first day that we have had perfect attendance and everyone who is in cross country was able to make it to the meet.”
That’s 34 runners and two managers, he added.
There were lots of schools BHS runners hadn’t seen or competed up to that point.
Gibson said the runners ran hard and it was by far “the toughest course we’ve run on.”
He felt BHS competed against some really good 4A programs.
Varsity boys placed fourth and the girls fifth.
East Bernard competes in Shiner Invite, girls win
The East Bernard boys’ and girls’ cross country teams competed in the Shiner Invitational, Saturday, Sept. 21.
The Brahmarettes captured the team championship with 26 points, followed by Needville in second with 31 points, El Campo 3rd with 96 points, and Hallettsville in fourth with 108.
There were 11 teams competing in the race.
Individually, Madison Muzik came in second, Emma Alexander in third, Libby Hancock in fifth, Alejandra Avila in seventh, Aracely Acevedo in ninth, Kyleigh Longoria in 11th place and Samantha Rabius in 14th to all earn medalist honors.
There were 105 girls competing in the race.
The Brahmas placed third as a team behind Sealy (60 points) and Needville (79 points).
East Bernard had 105 points.
There were 11 teams competing in the boys’ race.
Individually, Bo Badger placed third, Colby Kurtz fourth, Barrett Whitley 11th, and Kolby Townsend 20th to all earn medalist honors.
Kaleb Rivera place 30th, Cade Janacek 78th, and Ryan Kelley placed 88th.
There were 116 entries.
EBHS will compete in Weimar on Saturday Sept. 28.
Wharton competed in meets at Bellville (Aug. 31), Brazos (Sept. 7), Moulton (Sept.14). Results were not available.
WHS’s meet in Van Vleck on Saturday, Sept. 21 was cancelled, the WISD Athletics Department reported.