SWTJC Invitational cross-country run scheduled Saturday

Uvalde High School’s cross-country team will be at the City of Uvalde Sports Complex Saturday to vie in the fifth-annual Southwest Texas Junior College Invitational cross-country running meet.

Starting times include: varsity girls’ 5K, large school, 9 a.m.; varsity girls’ two miles, small school, 9 a.m.; varsity boys’ 5K, large school, 9:30 a.m.; varsity boys’ 5 K, small schools, 9:30 a.m.; girls’ junior varsity, 10 a.m., boys’ junior varsity, 10:30 a.m.; girls’ junior high, 11 a.m.; and boys’ junior high, 11:30 a.m.

At 8:30 a.m., the 5K race in the college men’s division and the college women’s division will kick off the activities.

Thirteen high schools, nine middle schools, and four college teams are entered in the meet.

Coach Libby Guzman’s varsity Lobos and Coyotes will go into the SWTJC meet following action in the Islander Splash at Corpus Christi last Saturday.

The Lobos placed 18th out of the field of 41 high school girls’ teams that competed in large school’s division of the 5K race. They totaled 495 points.

Kayden Carrasco was the first Uvalde runner to cross the finish line. She placed 58th overall with her time of 23:20.60.

Brisa Rodriguez finished in 77th place with her time of 23:39.80.

Andrea Perez took 133rd place. She posted a time of 24:34.30.

Chelsy Moreno posted a time of 24:37.30 to finish in 136th place.

Katelyn Roman’s time of 26:04.90 placed her 223rd.

Alisandra Rodriguez wound up 290th overall with a time of 27:44.

A total of 370 runners participated in the race.

Soledad Cruz of Mercedes placed first individually with her time of 20:38.40.

San Antonio Taft edged out Southlake Carroll for first place in the team standings. Taft had 70 points, and Carroll had 74 points.

The Coyotes placed 32nd out of a field of 40 high school teams vying in the boys’ large school 5K race. They totaled 810 points.

James Nevarez was the first Uvaldean to finish the race. He took 37th place with his time of 18:47.

Arron Estrada finished 193rd with a time of 20:17.20, while Joseph Ibarra placed 256th with a time of 21:08.50.

UHS’s other placements and times were: Oscar Roman, 265th place, 21:18.60; Robert Guerrero, 288th place, 21:45.20; Adrian Palacios, 296th place, 21:57.30; and Eddie Gonzales, 334th place, 23:22.

A total of 369 runners took part in the race.

Cruz Gomez of Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Memorial took top individual honors with his time of 17:06.90.

Laredo Nixon won the team title with 46 points.

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