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Lady Lions place 10th in tough race

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By LPR Staff
Editor/POST-REGISTER

Home field advantage did not come through for the Lady Lions on Saturday as the girls’ contingent of Lockhart’s harrier squad struggled against a broad field of competitors during the 22nd Annual Lockhart Invitational.

With three runners on the sidelines and another on the injured list, the Lady Lions f

ell behind the pack, finishing in tenth place overall out of 13 competing teams.

Senior Jordyn Platt led the field for the Lady Lions, placing in 31st place overall in a time of 12:49. Alissa Casteel, a junior, followed Platt across the finish line in 43rd place overall, finishing the course in 13:07.

The rest of the Lady Lions’ 216 team points were scored by Alysia Peralez (50th place in 13:22), Jenny Saad (60th place in 13:34) and Karsyn Stark (64th place in 13:40). Senior Alex Maderal also raced at the varsity level, finishing the race in 13:48 and placing 69th overall.

Slightly more successful than their varsity counterparts, the JV Lady Lions ultimately struggled as well.

JV Leader was senior Kelsey Dailey, who finished the race 20th overall in the JV Division and put up a time of 13:55. Hot on Dailey’s heels was Jade Ramirez, who finished 23rd in 14:03.

Elizabeth Browning and Bianca Juarez kept pace with Ramirez, finishing 26th and 27th, in 14:05 and 14:06 respectively.

Mercedes Gutierrez was the final Lady Lion across the finish line, completing the race in 14:21 and placing 33rd in the JV Division.

Amy Schlatt, Clarissa De La Rosa and Merari Martinez were on the roster for the Invitational, but did not race. Ali Colourciello was on the injured list.
The Lady Lions are gearing up for three-mile time trials, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19.

Additional information
provided by Tim Bayliss

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