XC ROUNDUP: Lady Eagles earn 2nd place at Devine

Jourdanton also competes at Devine; Poteet in Lytle


The Pleasanton girls cross country team placed second at the Devine meet over the weekend.

Abby Isaguirre had the best finish for the Lady Eagles, placing fourth in a time of 12:56. She was one of six in the top 22 for Pleasanton, joining Madelyn Bird (9th), Caitlyn Nieschwitz (10th), April Findley (16th), Ayanna Oltivero (17th) and Messiah San Miguel (22nd). Karen Yanez was 29th and Sydney Sykes got 47th.

The Lady Eagles finished only behind host Devine, which had a total of 35 points to Pleasanton’s 56.

The Eagles were led by Orlando Oltivero, who placed fifth in 18:07.

Raymond Delgado also finished in the top 10, earning eighth place.

Pleasanton finished sixth as a team, with David Garcia (27th), Jacob Mendoza (41), Zander Zamora (48) and James Barcomb (51) competing. Subvarsity

The Pleasanton JV girls placed third, led by Harper Brymer in 10th place. Natalie Contreras (12th), Hailey Koti (14th), Claire Roane (16th) and Fe Vielma (20th) finished in the top 20.

The 7th grade girls won their second consecutive meet, led by Trinity Garcia. The 8th grade girls were second, led by Dahnna Garcia.

The 7th and 8th grade boys each got second, led by Abel Martinez and Estevan Jackson, respectively.


Head coach Debbie Brashear:

Jourdanton cross country traveled to Devine to compete this past Saturday.  Again we had some great times and we had some runners earn medals. 

Varsity Girls-Kylee Myers ran a 15:14/40th.  JV Girls-Celeste Gonzales ran a 15:12 and earned a 3rd place medal, Esmeralda Gonzales ran a 15:53 and earned a 13th place medal, Faith Aldaz 16:12/19th, Britlee Griffin 16:40/22nd and Jasmine Gonzales 16:58/25th.  The JV Girls placed 2nd as a team.

Varsity Boys-Gabriel Paz ran a 20:06/28th, David Marvic 21:25/43rd, Will Reynolds 22:13/54th and Devin Garcia 22:17/55th.  JV Boys-Ryan Ortiz ran a 22:21 and earned a 15th place medal, Sean Luna 23:05/18th and Rene Ortiz 24:02/22nd. 

7th Girls-Mallory Vickers ran a 15:27 and earned a 12th place medal, McKinley West 17:02/28th, Alexis Thompson 17:58/34th, Janell Hurtado 19:59/42nd and Raelyssa Lozano 20:49/46th.  The 7th grade girls placed 4th as a team.  7th Boys-Kooper Schorsch 15:03/20th, Tyler Berg 15:17/26th, Evan Edwards 15:21/29th,

Jocivus Lopez 16:34/42nd, Robert Trevino 17:12/49th, and Tate Yow 20:22/56th.  The 7th grade boys placed 5th as a team.  8th Girls-Rebekah Pargeter 17:13/42nd, Charlotte Staley 17:47/50th, Isabel Cruz 17:50/51st, Alyssa Ramirez 17:54/54th, Amber Bernie 18:55/58th and Elizabeth Plascencia 21:38/67th. 

The 8th grade girls placed 6th as a team.  8th Boys-Nicolas Cordova ran a 12:33 and earned a 6th place medal, James Gonzlaes 13:43/21st, Lane Bailey 13:54/26th, Justin Ledesma 13:57/29th, and Carlos Gonzales 13:57/30th.  The 8th grade boys placed 3rd as a team. 

Overall we are pleased with the effort and look forward to our next meet to see the times get even better. We are open this coming Saturday the 23rd and will resume on October 30th at Poth.


Head coach Jaclyn Smyth:

The varsity girls finished seventh out of 13 teams and were led by Alina Escamilla, Briana Alvarado, Bianca Haynes, Lauren Davila, and Jasmine Oliva all placing in the top half out of 93 runners. These ladies have worked diligently and they know I will continue to push them hard to make sure we meet our goals.

The varsity boys were led by Shane Garcia, Richard Espinoza, and Aiden Panzsa all placing in the top half out of 97 runners. There were several state qualifiers and potential future state qualifiers in this division, so the competition was fierce and the course was tough. The boys know what it will take to complete the mission we set out for this season, and every race they complete helps them stay focused and our eye on the prize.

The junior high competed as individuals and finished impressively.

Eighth grader Natalie Muniz finished third out of 58 runners. Seventh graders Gabby Velasquez and Angelie Ruiz finished fourth and sixth respectively out of 71 runners. These young ladies continue to improve and I am so thankful to have them as a part of our XC family.

Our seventh grade boys Eric Oliva and Eduardo Lopez finished 12th and 15th out 74 runners.

Just like the young ladies, these JH boys put in an immense amount of work and I expect to see great things from them.

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