This week the Lytle Junior High Cross Country team ran at Poteet. It was a bigger meet than last year for the Junior High with every team in the District present except Carrizo Springs.
The 8th graders ran together first and Lytle had two runners medal. Alex Esquivez and Goyo Alcorta ran 12:27 and 12:49 respectively (pictured below).
Alex Esquivez 6th – Medalist 12:27 Goyo Alcorta 12th – Medalist 12:49 JC Hernandez 18th 13:09 David Laureno 27th 14:00 Tony Sanchez 31st 14:15 Israel Aguinaga 35th 14:22 Kyle Mueller 54th 15:33
8th grader, Mariana Verdeja ran 2 miles in 17:31 and finished 32nd.
The seventh graders ran at 11:00 to finish the day of competition. Jared Aguinaga ran his first race as a Lytle Pirate and finished 3rd. He finished his two miles at 13:20. Filip Lange(pictured) received his first medal as a Pirate by finishing 15th with a 14:24 time. Lauryn Cardenas medaled for the second time placing 8th with a 14:58 time.
Jared Aguinaga 3rd – Medalist 13:20 Filip Lange 15th – Medalist 14:24 Jose Cortez 43rd 16:18 Matthew Eldridge 46th 16:44 Adrian Balderas 47th 16:48 Michael Tomlinson 54th 17:21 Zach Bradshaw 60th 17:58 Tyler Link 64th 18:18
Lauryn Cardenas 8th – Medalist 14:58 Hannah Morin 41st 18:03 Giselle Diaz 44th 18:10 Alize Sanchez 51st 19:14 Skye Granato 74th 25:39 Celeste Salazar 75th 36:59
Coach’s Note: We have a short turn around as we will compete in Gonzales on Wednesday in a Junior High race. I appreciate Coach Ruiz for letting me showcase the Junior High at their own meet and a shout out to our Athletic Director and Boys Coordinator. “Good on you, mates” for supporting us at the meet. Their hard work for Lytle is paying dividends.
“Each of us has been put on earth with the ability to do something well. We cheat ourselves and the world if we don’t use that ability as best we can.” – George Allen