Jacksonville girls claim runner-up spot at Lindale Eagle Invite

Jacksonville's Lesly Munoz takes a glance at her final time as she finishes in a cross country race earlier this month. On Thursday Munoz, a junior, came in 10th place in the individual standings of the Lindale Eagle Invitational (Class 5A-6A Varsity Girls Division). As a team the Maidens finished in second place behind Kaufman.

LINDALE — Kaufman (24) and Jacksonville (62) proved to be the dominate teams in the Class 5A-6A Varsity Girls Division of the Lindale Eagle Invitational last week.

Mount Pleasant finished with 75 points to take third place in the team standings, followed by Sulphur Springs (117) in fourth place.

Ellie Galan of Kaufman had the fastest time (20:58) in the race, while sophomore Taylor Gutierrez (22:05) was the first Fightin' Maiden to cross the finish line.

Lesly Munoz (23:03) and Reyna Munoz (23:15) came in 10th and 11th place, respectively, for Jacksonville.

Taking 17th place was Michelle Medellin (24:11), with Alexia Davis (24:33) finishing in the 20th slot.

Other young ladies running for Jacksonville included Aly Toledo (26th), Dayana Munoz (41st), Lixsel Vega (42nd), Tori Snyder (62nd), Yesenia Rodriquez (67th), Naomi Beale (69th) and Rebeca Toledo (70th).

 

Class 5A-6A Varsity Boys

Kevin Nava (30th, 19:54) was the first Jacksonville runner to pass over the finish line.

The Tribe finished in eighth place in the 13-team field, tallying 242 points.

The top four schools included Kaufman (37), Mount Pleasant (61), Kilgore (88), Eustace (96).

The individual winner was Texarkana-Texas High's Owen Likins (17:01).

New Summerfield (150) came in sixth in the team standings.

Christian Castillo (19:28.66) and Ary Hernandez (19:28.66) came in 19th and 20th, with teammate Jose Sanchez (24th, 19:35) close behind.

Also figuring into the team points total for Jacksonville was Ricardo Moreira (47th, 20:47), Francisco Gomez (48th, 20:47), Jhoan Sandoval (60th, 21:23) and Ramiro Alvarez (66th, 22:06).

 

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