Cross country teams ready for district
Local cross countr y teams got one last contest in before their district meet and fared well against bigger schools.
Milano's varsity boys were seventh in the team standings out of 13 in Crockett.
The team was paced by Ryan Karl who was 18th with a time of 19:16. John Paniagua was right behind him at 19th and a time of 19:23. Also running for the Eagles were Toby Sanders, Trevor Gage and Wynton Thomason.
Ashleigh Dykes was the only varsity girl running for Milano at Crockett, finishing 40th with a time of 15:45.
Just three junior varsity girls ran for the Lady Eagles. Brianna Roth finished 18th, Julie Paniagua 20th and Lyndsie Gray 31st.
Milano's junior high boys won first in their division at the Crockett race. Effran Flores and Jordan Hafley both finished in the Top 10, earning second and fifth place medals, respectively on the 1.7 mile course. Also running for MJH were Justin Grimes, Tyler Blake, Treyton Steinbecker and Jason Paniagua.
Thorndale The Thorndale varsity boys cross country competed in the Apache Invitational in Gonzales on Oct. 21. The Bulldogs placed ninth out of 11 teams from A to 4A schools. Tanner Thomas paced Thorndale with a 16th place finish out of 93 runners and a time of 18:24.
Also running for the Bulldogs were Dillon Irwin, Pete Garcia, Colton Youngblood, Josh Vasquez, Calvin Tomancak, Sam Richter, Jacob Kiesling and Chase Lewthwaite.
Cross country teams from both Milano and Thorndale were to join others from their district on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in Shiner for the district meet.