Lady Lions runners give strongest performance
By traveling to the beautiful San Gabriel Park in Georgetown Saturday, Oct. 8, the Lady Lion cross country team took on 16 area schools for the Georgetown Invitational. The girls turned in their finest performance of the season with a fourth place team finish.
The girls” fourth place finish came behind two excellent 5A schools in Westlake and Georgetown. Third place w
ent to Dripping Springs, the fourth ranked 4A team in the state of Texas, who scored 109 points.
The Lady Lions score of 142 put them just behind Dripping Springs and in front of district rival Vista Ridge, who tallied 165 on Saturday, after beating the Lady Lions by 55 points the meet before.
For the first time in her young career, Sophomore Alyson Daily led the charge on Saturday, with her 18th place overall finish in 12:50 out of 160 girls. Freshman Alyson Gonzales finished right on Daily”s back with her 21st place finish in 12:53. A slightly under the weather Tami Warner was 22nd in 12:54, and despite a slight leg injury sophomore Livi Massey was 31st in 13:09. Following Massey and rounding out the top 5 was freshman Jannah Platt, who finished in a personal best 13:23. Senior Courtney Lee completed the course in 13:46 as the team”s 6th runner on Saturday. Also running very well was Ashlyn Spring who turned a personal best 14:01 for a two-mile race. Rounding out the Lady Lion squad were Sophomores Naomi Oliva, Leandra Garcia, Elizabeth Garcia, and freshmen Shelby Ohlendorf and Tera Alford.
The girls” team will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas, this weekend, Oct. 15-16, to compete in the Chili Pepper Invitational.
(Courtesy of Lee Datesman)