MISD to be well-represented at state cross country meet

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Maria Castillo has been a favorite to advance to the state cross country meet for most of the season, but on Saturday morning in Grand Prairie at the area round meet, she helped her Legacy cross country team come with her.

“She led her team to a championship,” Legacy coach Lacy Beckler said. “We beat Highland Park by one point to advance to the state meet.”

Castillo finished fourth overall at the regional meet with a time of 18:49.90 and was the top runner for the Lady Broncos at the meet.

Teammates Lyric Turner (19:30.30) and Tiffany Miller (19:40.50) were 11th and 12th overall and ran very strong races for Legacy as well.

Catherine Richardson (20:03.40) and Deja Morehead (21:05.40) rounded out the top five runners for Legacy, as the Lady Broncos finished with a team score of 97 to Highland Park's 98.

The Legacy girls and Weith will compete in the state cross country meet beginning at 11:40 a.m. for the girls team on Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, while the 4A boys meet will start 12:10 p.m. the same day.

The Summit girls also had a solid showing at the regional meet, finishing 10th out of a field of 24 teams.

On the boys side, Legacy distance runner Jacob Weith will be joining the girls team at the state meet as he finished fifth overall individually with a time of 16:07.70.

The Lake Ridge boys also had a fairly good effort at the meet, finishing 10th overall out of a field of 22 teams at the regional meet.

In 5A action, the Mansfield boys finished 18th out of 24 teams at their regional meet on Saturday, with its top runner, Matt Farina, finishing with a time of 16:15.80.

On the girls side, Mansfield finished 23rd overall with Melissa Martinez finishing with the best time for the Lady Tigers.

Martinez ran a time of 20:14.70 at the regional meet.

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