The Pleasanton Lady Eagles cross country team brought home the championship in the 27-4A meet at Seguin on Tuesday morning. Pleasanton finished with 33 points, seven points ahead of second place Navarro’s 40 points.
Kassidy Vickers was the fastest runner in 27-4A, winning gold with a time of 12:34.86. Vickers was six seconds faster than the second place finisher from Navarro. Kara Medina finished in fourth place with a time of 12:56.27. Kara Hinojosa took fifth place with a time of 13:01.59. Kendall Espey was seventh, crossing the finish line with a time of 13:05.87. Farah Standley took 16th place at 13:39.03 and was followed by Jillian Barcomb in 18th (13:42.66) and Mary Martinez in 20th (14:03.34).
The Lady Eagles district championship allowed them to advance to the regional meet. The Region IV meet will be Oct. 25 on the campus of Texas A&MCorpus Christi.
Pleasanton boys were not able to qualify for the regional meet as they finished in fourth on the team standings. Wanish Tortes-McGinnis led the Eagle runners with a 19th place finish and a time of 19:57.99. Gilbert Martinez finished in 20th place with a time of 20:12.71. Joseph Cuellar was 21st with a time of 20:14.93. Ian Rodriguez crossed the finish line in 22nd place with a time of 20:40.95. Jayden Ogg had a 24th place finish with a time of 20:58.88.
The Lady Eagles look to have a bright future as the Junior Varsity also won first place in the JV race. Lillian Krause was the top Eagle finisher with a second place finish and a time of 13:54.59. Aryanna Partida took bronze with a third place item of 13:56.59.