CORPUS CHRISTI – The Shiner girls captured the Class 2A team championship at the UIL Region IV cross country meet Tuesday at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
The Shiner girls cross country team came in first place at the Region IV Class 2A cross country meet to advance to the state meet. The winners are, left-to-right, Rylee Vancura, Marian Grosenbacher, Riley Rainosek, Jocelyn Moreno, Megan Epley, Hannah Pustka, Hayleigh Burns, Katie,Machart, and Bailey Jean Smith. photo contributed by Coach Michelle Winkenwerder
Schulenburg’s Taylor Limbaugh won the girls Class 2A individual title, and Calhoun’s Emme O’Donnell and Louise’s Antonio Martinez finished second in the Class 4A girls and Class 2A boys divisions, respectfully.
The top three teams and the top 10 individuals not on a top three team qualify for the State Cross Country Meet, which is scheduled for Nov. 23-24 at Old Settler’s Park in Round Rock.
Rylee Vancura finished 5th in a time of 13 minutes, 4.10 seconds to pace the Lady Comanches, who scored 53 points.
Shiner’s Marian Grosenbacher was 10th in a time of 13:19.67 and Riley Rainosek was 15th in a time of 13:38.96.
They were followed by Hayleigh Burns (14:02.46) in 29th, Jocelyn Moreno (14:09.21) in 32nd, and Bailey Smith (14:15.67) in 34th.
Schulenburg’s Limbaugh had a winning time of 12:29.91.
Kenedy’s Lupe Bucio also qualified for the state meet by finishing 14th in a time of 13:37.54.
O’Donnell had a time of 12:03.96, and Calhoun teammate Phoebe Huang finished eighth in a time of 12:44.23.
( see also this Shiner Gazette story )