Rubio clipped at the wire at Ram Run
One of the top long distance men in the Central Texas area, Rubio was just clipped at the wire after leading most of the race by Allen’s Chris Corbett 17:43.8 to 17:43.9
After taking a wrong turn, Rubio lost his lead and then recaptured it before Corbett outleaned him at the wire in front of a cheering and appreciative crowd.
“Juan ran an awesome race against one of the best programs we will face,” said Coach Liz McQuitter. “This race was a good test for us as district approaches.”
Along with Benito Costillo and Francisco Romo, junior varsity runners Cale Carza and Stefan Hinojosa were moved up to Varsity to make up the team of five.
Suzi Arvizu (2nd) and Tina Contreras made up the girls JV team and together claimed 3rd place overall.
Both junior high girl runners, Breanna Zamora (2nd) and Mia Arnold (5th) medaled and Blake King (16th), Josh Shrhak ( 19th), and Brody Debault (26th) ran very respectable races in the largest of all the fields of runners.
Milano’s high school cross country teams competed at the Round-Top Carmine Invitational meet on Saturday.
In the varsity girls division, Nikki Herring was 11th, Maria Flores was 15th and Sarah Pedroza was 19th out of 48 runners.
In the varsity boys division, Efrain Flores was 24th out of 90 runners to pace Milano.
Other Eagle runners Trevor Gage, Justin Grimes, Treyton Steinbecker, Derek Walton and Jason Paniagua all ran their best times of the season, Milano Coach Katrina Howell said.
In the junior high boys, Kain Dodd was sixth out of 78 runners. Other MJH boys runner Bryce Hughes also had his best time of the year.