Warming up for district meet, Tigers run by the lake for first

Juan Rubio turned in another first place vistory at the Run by the Lake in Somerville. The sophomore will take a shot at the district title Wednesday. Reporter/Mike Brown Juan Rubio turned in another first place vistory at the Run by the Lake in Somerville. The sophomore will take a shot at the district title Wednesday. Reporter/Mike Brown SOMERVILLE—Warming up for the District 23-3A meet next week, the Rockdale boys cross country team sprinted to a first place finish at the Run by the Lake.

The district meet will be held Oct. 27 in Navasota.

Juan Rubio and Jacon Gerren again set the pace finishing 1-2 in the three mile race.

Rubio turned in a time of 17:11, while Gerren followed at 18:33.

Henry Hill was fifth in 19:24, Benito Castillo seventh at 20:04 and Francisco Romo in 11th at 21:18.

The girls could have won first place but did not have a fifth runner.

Anabella Ruelas was the fifth runner and was not able to make the meet.

“I want to give the girls a big compliment because they have run in the shadow of the guys all year and they are really breaking out now and improving every meet,” said Coach Liz McQuitter. “It is a shame that they missed out getting a plaque.

On the two-mile course, Amy Pruett was third to lead the way with a time of 15:14 as all four Lady Tigers placed in the top 10.

Aubrie Litchauer was close at hand in fourth place at 15:21, while Emily Norris was sixth with a time of 15:33 and Sylvia Avila was seventh at 15:54.

Stephen Hinijosa was the lone junior varsity runner and he placed second.

Junior high

The junior high cross country- Cross Country had their district meet and the Tigers weren’t in full force and were without their top two male runners John Rivers and Ezekiel Mitchell due to obligations with the Fair.

Vadim Riabov was eighth and Brody Debault 19th.

For the girls, Breanna Zamora was ninth, Suzi Arvizu 10th and Sabrina Vega 19th.

“All of the kids did a great job and I am so proud of them,” said McQuitter. “This group has been dedicated and working hard all year and they are a joy to coach. It was a fun trip for them because every runner received a medal.”


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