The Wildcat and Tem-Cat Cross Country teams competed at the McNeil Invitational this weekend.
The boys finished 23rd out of 42 teams and were led this week by Senior Carlos Crisanto who finished 65th with a personal best of 17:02. Chuey Hernandez finished 85th in a time of 17:16. Rounding out the scoring for the Wildcats were Chris Cadavid in 134th(17:48), Luis Rojas in 154th(17:56) and Damian Soto in 169th(18:05).
The short handed Tem-Cats finished 32nd out of 39 teams. The Tem-Cats were again led by Junior Arleth Subiria who finished 92nd in a time of 21:08. She was followed by Junior Lexi Medlock who finished 153rd in a time of 22:06. Other scorers for the Tem-Cats were Ajah McNiel in 204th(22:52), Kaitlynn Goode in 239th(23:45), and Janet Cisneros in 242nd(23:49).
Coach Melvin was pleased with the performances of his runners in a meet that is considered the toughest in the state. “Everyone one competed their tails off. I think everyone in the program realizes we still have a ways to go to become an elite team.
We have to continue to work hard and focus on the big picture. We also need to get some girls healthy and having next week off could be a blessing in disguise.” The teams will compete next at the Georgetown Invitational on October 15th.