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Catching Up With CrossCountry: Eastwood Takes State Crown

Eastwood entered its fifth straight UIL State Cross Country Championship with an unfamiliar label – the favorites.

The Troopers, who won bronze at last year’s championship at the Class 6A level, easily earned the school’s first state cross country championship Saturday afternoon at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.

Eastwood won the championship scoring 62 points, 29 ahead of two-time Class 5A champion Lucas Lovejoy and 25 points better than state runner-up Austin Johnson.

Burges was 15th with 382 points.

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Catching Up With Cross Country: Rain Can’t Stop San Eli, Americas, Franklin or Eastwood

Eight district cross country championship were up for grabs on a wet, muddy hilly course at the Chamizal National Memorial Park on Friday.

On this dreary morning, just right for a cross country meet, three runners –  Hanks sophomore Michael Abeyta and the Coronado duo of junior Nick Gonzalez and senior Liam Walsh – finished with sub 16-minute 5K times.

The San Eizario boys finished with a perfect score of 15 to capture their fifth consecutive district championship; the Americas boys and the Franklin girls won district titles for the first time since 2005 and the Eastwood boys won its eighth straight district championship.

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Catching Up With Cross Country: Coronado Runners, Eastlake, Burges Teams Victorious

For two Coronado athletes, Saturday night’s Homecoming festivities began with a victorious early morning 3.1 mile run at Chamizal National Park.

Senior Jennelle Jaeger-Darakjy and junior Nick Gonzalez swept individual gold for the T-Birds at the Jefferson/Burges Invitational.

Jaeger-Darakjy won in 18:57.80 while Gonzalez picked up his first varsity title in 16:19.87.

On the team side, the Eastlake’s girls won the team title with 60 points followed by Jefferson (71), Coronado (96), Socorro (109) and Montwood (136).

Burges won the boys portion with 99 points followed by Coronado (104), Eastlake (110), Socorro (112) and Chapin (138).


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Catching Up With Cross Country: San Eli Gearing Up for Another Run to State Championship

The San Elizario boy’s cross country team is still searching for the right combination, the perfect seven, to get them their fifth consecutive Class 4A state championship.

And it’s just not at the varsity level.

Even the junior varsity times matter.

“I don’t have my top seven set yet when it comes to who I’m taking to regionals,” said Cesar Morales, San Elizario’s head coach.

“I have two candidates on my JV team that could probably move up to varsity and the varsity team knows that. The way we look at it, we don’t run varsity or JV meets, we run for times. It’s a very healthy competition within our team and they support each other. They’re giving it their all and I’m very proud of that.”


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Catching Up With Cross Country: Cathedral’s Seagreaves Snags Second Crown of Season

Cathedral’s Brandon Seagreaves was supposed to take Saturday off as he and his Irish teammates prepare for Friday night’s Desert Twilight Festival in Casa Grande, Arizona.

But an unexpected finish (178th out of 230 runners in 15:51.8) at the ultra-tough Woodbridge Classic against the Western United States’ elite runners, pushed him to reconsider.

Good thing he changed his mind.

The senior laced up his running shoes, took on the gruesome desert trail and climbed his way to his second meet championship of the season, navigating the course at the Don Haskins Recreation Center in 16:52.07.

San Elizario sophomore Edwin Gomez was second in 17:04.20 followed by Angel Anchondo from Santa Teresa (17:05.22), Coronado’s Nick Gonzalez (17:06.35) and Franklin’s Jacobo Wedemeyer (17:10.44).

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Catching Up with Cross Country: Franklin, Eastwood Win at Canutillo Invitational

The second week of the 2018 high school cross country season was highlighted by Franklin High School’s girls team which continues to gain confidence with each race.

The Cougars won their second team championship Saturday morning, taking the title at the Canutillo ISD Invitational.

Franklin’s top five finished 1-2-18-21 and 27 for 55 points and Eastwood’s five finished 4-5-6-22 and 30 for 57 points. Eastlake was third with 73 points, followed by Americas (99) and Montwood (136).

Sophomore Eva Jess was the overall winner crossing the finish line in 18:49.08 followed by Franklin teammate Amalia Dorion (19:29.21), Eastlake senior Aeriel Garcia (19:35.60) and a trio of Eastwood runners – Lauren Walls (19:42.68; 5), Eileen McLain, (19:56.7) and Meadow Ortiz (20:09.16) finished 4-5-6.

On the boys side, Eastwood, a bronze medalist at last year’s Class 6A UIL State Cross Country Championship,  began its quest for another state medal, this time at the Class 5A level,  with a dominating 3-4-6-7-9 performance scoring 24 points. Americas was second with 75 followed by Franklin (140), Eastlake (142) and Chapin (145). The Troopers one through five runners had an impressive 9 second gap.

Cathedral senior Brandon Seagreaves, two-time defending TAPPS, Division 6A state champion, won the individual title in a time of 16:03.85.

Hanks Junior Roger Rivera, who won last week’s Run to Midnight, was second in 16:06.66, followed by Eastwood’s Elias Perez (16:10.08) and Sergio Leon Cuartas (16:13.02) and Coronado’s Nick Gonzalez (16:14.30).


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