Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

December 5, 2012

Ornelas represents New Summerfield on state all-academic team

Jay Neal
Jacksonville Daily Progress


Adrian Ornelas, a senior at New Summerfield High School, was one of only 70 young men to have been selected to the 2012 Cross-Country Coaches Association of Texas Academic All-State team (CCCAT), which was released on Friday.

To qualify for the CCCAT All-State Team, the student-athlete must have compiled a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.40, and have competed on the varsity cross country team as a member in good standing as defined by the program guidelines.

Ornelas helped guide New Summerfield to the District 21-A championship earlier this fall.

He then went on to finish in fifth place at the Class A, Region III Championships in Humble.

The 70 student athletes hail from 33 schools from across the state and are from schools in every classification (5A-1A).

In other positive news involving Ornelas, it is anticipated that he will sign a letter of intent to attend LeTourneau University in Longview later this month.

Ornelas will major in engineering and will continue to run cross country for the Yellowjackets, who are members of the American Southwest Conference (NCAA Division III).

New Summerfield head cross country coach, Kent Willis, had these words to say about Ornelas and the impact that he has had on the New Summerfield cross country program.

“The best way to measure the success of our program is by the success of the students during and after their participation,” he said. “Adrian (Ornelas) is a leader and he is deserving of this award and will be a great representative of this school and community in the future.”