Three advance to regional in cross country
October 25, 2013, 10:00 am by Mark Goodson
By Mark Goodson
Highlander Sports Editor
Marble Falls will send three athletes to the Class 4A regional cross country championships in San Antonio next week.
Senior Jordan Wright looked strong from start to finish and took second overall Friday morning in the District 25-4A meet at Old Settlers Park. Wright ran a 15:35 and finished six seconds behind Steven Galli of Dripping Springs.
The twosome ran neck and neck the enter race with Wright taking the lead briefly on the levi. Galli quickly retook the lead and held on for the final half mile of the 5K race.
Teammate D’Anthony Wall was sixth and also qualifies after running a 16:20.
Wall had just missed making it to regional last year when he finished 11th.
Marble Falls ran four runners in the varsity event, one shy of counting in the team standings.
Jame Ramos was 31st with a 17:29 and senior Colten Hagood ran a career best 17:42 for 35th.
Senior Darby Hibbs was the surprise top finisher for the Lady Mustangs varsity with a 10th place finish to qualify for regionals.
Hibbs ran a 19:21.
"I knew if I kept up with Sarah I’d be in good shape,’’ Hibbs said of senior teammate Sarah Stripling.
Stripling fell short of qualifying for regional after making it to that level the last two years.
Striplng ran 19:38 for 18th among the talented field. Defending state champion Madie Boreman of Leander Rouse won in a sprint with a 17:56 time.
The other Marble Falls varsity girls were Nydia Castro with a 20:16 for 25th, Haley Stephens with a 20:19 for 28th and Brittney Deering with a 21:02 for 36th.
Cedar Park dominated the girls race with a team score of 51. Leander High scored 65 followed by Vandegrift at 68, Rouse at 106, Marble Falls at 117, Dripping Springs at 132 and Vista Ridge 156.
For complete coverage please read Tuesday's Highlander.
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