Cross country programs competing in select meets, preparing for postseason

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With less than a month remaining before the regional meets, here’s a look at how some of our cross country programs are performing.

Mansfield competes at McNeil

The Mansfield cross country team competed at the prestigious McNeil Invitational last weekend at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock in a meet that serves as one of the largest in the state each year, but also as a fairly decent precursor to the state meet coming up in the not-so-distant future.

Matt Farina competed in the 5A Varsity Elite division for the Tigers and finished 53rd overall with a time of 17:01.10.

In the Varsity Boys 5,000-meter run, Curtis Booth finished 27th with a time of 17:35.20, Malcom Lewis was 39th, with a time of 17:47.40 and John Stivers was 80th with a time of 18:10.20.

The Mansfield boys finished 13th overall at the competition with a total time of 1:30.21.

On the girls side, Melissa Martinez finished ninth overall in the competition with a time of 20:40.00 in the Varsity Girls 5,000 meter race, and Taylor Parker finished 63rd overall with a time of 21:51.90.

The girls finished 26th as a team with a time of 1:55.05.

Timberview finishes fifth at Ken Gaston Invitational

The Timberview girls cross country team finished fifth overall at the Ken Gaston Invitational last week, running an average time of 15:14.29 in the process.

Jalyn Powell led the way for the Lady Wolves, running a time of 14:29.85 in the competition, which was good enough for 15th place overall.

Anna Cox finished 29th in the race with a time of 15:05.43 and Tia Coleman was 31st in the meet with a time of 15:19.76.

The total time for the Lady Wolves team was 1:16.12.

Summit in Top 10 at Gaston Invitational

The Summit boys cross country team finished ninth overall at the Ken Gaston Invitational this past week, finishing with a time of 18:06.92 in the Varsity Boys 5,000 meter race.

Chad Hanshew as the top runner on the boys side for the Jaguars, finishing 20th overall with a time of 17:29.29 in the race, while teammate Cody Schwartz was a just a step behind in 21st place with a time of 17:29.65.

Geoffrey Mochama was 56th with a time of 18:16.19 in the competition as the Jaguars ran a total time of 1:30.35 for the race.

At the same meet, Legacy's Jake Weith finished fourth overall with a time of 16:24.23, Lake Ridge's Hunter Wamack was 10th with a time of 17:00.45 and Timberview's Matthew Garza was 11th with a time of 17:04.77.

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