Area cross country teams miss out on trip to state

Buckholts’ Kade Cowan earns trip to state meet

Brian Crockett had the highest finish for Thorndale with a 15th place showing. Brian Crockett had the highest finish for Thorndale with a 15th place showing. SAN ANTONIO—No South Milam County runners will be headed to the UIL State Cross Country championships, after failing to qualify at Saturday’s Class A Region IV meet at the National Shooting Complex.

However, Buckholts’ Kade Cowan won the boys race, in a time of 16 minutes, 23 seconds, to earn himself to the state meet Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. He will run at 9:20 a.m.

The Thorndale boys squad was sixth overall out of 24 teams. They were led by Brian Crockett’s 15th place finish in a time of 17:39.

Other Bulldog runners were Jordan Haf ley ( 38th, 18:14), Americo Vasquez (51st, 18:32), Eric Guzman (52nd, 18:34), Ray Stewart (68th, 18:48), Chase Kiesling (104th, 19:39) and Isidro Hernandez (117th, 19:59).

Milano’s boys team was 12th overall, led by Efrain Flores’ 47th place finish in a time of 18:29.

Other Eagle runners were Treyton Steinbecker (48th, 18:30), Derek Walton (82nd, 19:04), Jason Paniagua (88th, 19:12), Kain Dodd (137th, 20:48), Justin Grimes (150th, 21:59) and Bryce Hughes (155th, 22:17).

Girls side

Milano’s girls team finished 16th overall out of 23 teams in the race. They were led by a 64th place finish by Megan Pendergrass in a time of 13:52.

Other Lady Eagle runners at regional were: Melodie Jones (109th, 14:36), Sarah Pedroza (112th, 14:38), Madison Westbrook (156th, 16:01) and Trinity Baxter (165th, 16:25).

The Thorndale girls squad finished just behind Milano in 17th place overall, led by Hope Onstot’s 3 9th p lace fi nish. S he finished the course in a time of 13:38.

Other Thorndale runners were Shelby Thomason (101st, 14:58), Faith Onstot (106th, 15:09), Shelby Anders (107th, 15:10), Peytyn O’Campo (123rd, 15:52) and Julianna Byrd (137th, 16:34).

Lady Dogs’ head coach Bradley Dickerson said the girls ran the best times of the year.

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