Pine Tree CC Meet: NS 2nd in small school division, JHS ninth in open division

LONGVIEW — New Summerfield placed second in the team standings of the Pine Tree Puddle Jump and Pig Trot (cross country) on Friday at Lear Park in Longview.

There were 19 schools entered in the 1A-4A division (boys), with Carthage (52), New Summerfield (82), Eustace (99), Center (109) and Atlanta (135) being the top performers.

Bullard scored 379 points and came in 15th place.

Freshman Ary Hernandez (18:26) finished in seventh place in the individual standings.

Christian Castillo (19:00) wound up in 13th place and Juan Aquilar (19:05) took 15th. Bullard's fastest runner, Harrison Meador (19:12) came in 17th place.

Meanwhile, German Hernandez came in 23rd for the Hornets, one spot in front of team mate Jose Sanchez.

Marco Uribe (42nd) was the final Hornet to count in the team standings.


Open Boys 5000 Meters

Jacksonville tallied 221 points and finished in ninth place in the 14-team field.

Kevin Nava (23rd, 18:35) and Marco Hernandez (25th, 18:39) were the two fastest Indians in the race.Meanwhile, Juan Rios came in 51st place, Sean Conaway was 60th and Ricardo Moreira took the 62nd position.

Bullard's Hayden Jeffus came in fourth place in the individual standings, completing the course in 17:04. Bullard did not have enough runners to figure into the team standings.

Owen Likins of Texarkana Texas High was clocked in 16:31 and won the gold medal.

In the team standings, Mount Pleasant (37) came in first place, followed by Eustace (67), Nacogdoches (104), Kilgore (118) and Lufkin Hudson (130).


Girls 2Mile Run

Bullard ended the day in seventh place with 209 points, while New Summerfield held on for 13th. A total of 15 schools had teams entered.

Emily Berry of Bullard was the race's runner up. She was timed in 13:00, which was 17 seconds behind the race winner, Kayleigh Wagnon, of Lufkin Hudson.

Senior Stephanie Bravo (45th, 15:01) was the first New Summerfield runner to complete the race.

The top three schools in the team standings were Kilgore (51), Gilmer (81) and Lufkin Hudson (96).

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