Lady Aggies take third, Squaws fourth in 27-3A XC meet at Poth



The Poteet Lady Aggie cross country team qualified for regionals with a third place finish at the district 27-3A meet in Poth on Tuesday. COURTESY PHOTO | POTEET ISD

The Poteet Lady Aggie cross country team qualified for regionals with a third place finish at the district 27-3A meet in Poth on Tuesday. COURTESY PHOTO | POTEET ISD

The Poteet Lady Aggies took bronze as a team in the 27-3A district cross country meet on Tuesday morning in Poth. Poteet finished with 100 points which was 70 back of second place Poth’s 30 points. Jourdanton finished in fourth with 101 points.

Jourdanton’s Jadyn Jupe was the fastest of the runners from either Jourdanton or Poteet. Jupe finished in 11th place with a time of 14:02. Poteet’s fastest runner was Alania Nethken who was 12th with a time of 14:12.

Poteet’s Amanda Gomez finished in 17th place (15:15) and was followed by teammate Charcia Lazcano in 19th place (15:57). Aniyah Pequeno crossed in 22nd place for Poteet with a time of 15:57.

Kylie Garza was the next Squaw to finish, taking 23rd place with a time of 16:00. The Squaws’ Charlotte Staley came across in 24th place (16:02) and Breanna Gomez was 25th with a time of 16:31. Jourdanton’s Isabella Willborn was 28th (16:47) and Grace Gonzalez was 29th (17:09).

Poteet’s Journie Garcia finished in 30th (17:23) and Alyson Bermea was 31st with a time of 18:07.

Poteet’s Eduardo Lopez celebrates after earning a spot in the regional meet after a ninth place finish in the district 27-3A boys race. COURTESY PHOTO | POTEET ISD

Poteet’s Eduardo Lopez celebrates after earning a spot in the regional meet after a ninth place finish in the district 27-3A boys race. COURTESY PHOTO | POTEET ISD

In the boys district meet the Aggies finished fifth as a team and Jourdanton finished sixth. Poteet’s Eduardo Lopez qualified for regionals with a ninth place finish after crossing the line with a time of 19:01. The next finisher from either Poteet or Jourdanton was Poteet’s Jovonnie Robledo in 17th with a time of 20:12.

Jourdanton’s fastest runner was Xavier Rodriguez. Rodriguez took 18th place with a time of 20:19. The Indians’ Aric Querner was the 21st place finisher with a time of 20:36. Querner’s teammate Evan Edwards finished in 27th place (21:14).

Poteet’s Arnulfo Garcia was 29th, crossing the finish line in 21:42. Garcia’s teammate Lorenzo Samaniego crossed the line two seconds later with a time of 21:44 in 30th place.

There was then a group of Indians to finish the race. Dillon Miller finished in 32nd (22:06), Trey Hernandez finished in 37th place (22:53). Ely Rankin took 38th place (22:58) and Timothy Miller was 39th with a time of 23:09.

Poteet’s Luis Valles then came across in 41st place (25:06) and was followed by Bryson Haak in 43rd (26:25) and Cameron Leal in 44th (28:14).

Poteet’s girls team and Lopez will now turn their attention to the regional meet on Oct. 25.

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