Uvalde girls compete at Corpus tomorrow

Tomorrow morning at Corpus Christi, the Uvalde Lobos will compete in the Class 5A Region IV cross-country meet.

Action in the Class 5A girls’ race at Dr. Jack Dugan Family Soccer and Track Stadium is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m.

Coach Libby Guzman’s Lobos recently captured the fourth consecutive district girls’ cross-country team championship for Uvalde High School.

The Lobos finished first in the district team standings with 33 points in competition hosted by Southside High School.

“We are very proud to have brought home another district title in cross country,” said Guzman. “After racing well at Bandera in a pre-district meet, I knew the Lobos had a chance to win the district title, if the girls just ran their best race. As it turned out, all seven girls recorded their personal-best times of the season at district.

“We look forward to competing against the best runners in the region,” said Guzman. “We have a good group of girls. They have worked hard throughout the season. They know that hard work is the key to success.”

Kayden Carrasco won the district’s individual championship. Carrasco placed first with her time of 19 minutes and 40.4 seconds.

Chelsy Moreno placed fourth overall with her time of 20:31.30.

Andrea Perez won seventh place with her time of 20:47.20.

Katelyn Roman took 10th place in the race. She recorded a time of 21 minutes flat.

Tabytha White was the 11th runner to finish the race. She posted a time of 21:23.40.

Brisa Rodriguez finished right behind White with her time of 21:23.60.

Alex Nolasco finished 15th out of the field of 39 individual runners in the race with her time of 21:40.

Southside finished a distant second in the team standings with 68 points, followed by Eagle Pass Winn with 82 points.

San Antonio Harlandale took fourth place with 82 points, San Antonio McCollum wound up fifth with 109 points, while Floresville took sixth place with 163 points.

Besides the seven runners who represent UHS in district competition, Giselle Rivera and Ali Rodriguez will be on hand for UHS tomorrow as alternate runners.

Rivera, who sustained an injury earlier this season, did not vie in the district meet.

Rodriguez ran for UHS in junior varsity competition at the district meet.

The top-finishing teams and top-finishing individual runners in the regional meet tomorrow will advance to the state cross-country meet scheduled for Nov. 4 at Round Rock’s Old Settlers Park.

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