From Staff Reports
Nineteen Tyler County athletes concluded their cross-country seasons last week.
Nine of those athletes competed in the Region IV-Class A Meet, while three more in the Region III-2A Meet and seven in the Region III-3A Meet. These athletes competed on Oct. 22, with the Region IV Meet took place in Corpus Christi, while the Region III Meet was in Huntsville.
Miles Redwine of Chester finished 26th in the Region IV-A race – just three individual spots away from a state qualification. The top four teams and top 10 individuals not on a qualifying team advanced to the state meet Saturday in Round Rock.
In addition to Redwine, his teammate Anthony White finished 95th and Lane Laurent of District 28-A rival Spurger finished 125th. Fellow 28-A member Goodrich won the team championship.
On the girls’ side, Sayri Urias-Jimenez and Katy Curry – both of Spurger – finished 53rd and 87th, respectively. Chester was represented by Brianna Cowan (88th), Annie Rayburn (97th), Trinity Jerkins (117th) and Faith Loughner (132nd).
The Woodville girls’ team finished 20th in the Region III-3A race. Representing the Lady Eagles were Ryleigh Stewart (67th), Penelope Hasson (101st), Emily Persons (120th), Mary Lassiter (129th), Jayde Bettes (152nd) and Camber Castellanos (154th).
Melody Sanford of Warren also competed in the 3A girls’ race. She finished 93rd.
A trio of Colmesneil athletes competed in the 2A races. Kaleb Powers finished 60th in the 2A boys’ race, while McKayla Pittman and Jackie Hughes finished 66th and 101st, respectively, in the 2A girls’ race.
Hughes ran in her final high school cross country meet. She was the lone senior out of the 19 Tyler County regional qualifiers.