Mansfield girls capture Cowtown crown
The Mansfield girls cross country team took home the team gold at the recent Cowtown Invitational meet in Fort Worth.
The Lady Tigers finished eight points ahead of second-place Boswell.
Individually for Mansfield, Alessia Williams finished in second place. Her teammates, Anara Ickes (sophomore), Taylor Parker (junior) and Jenisse Williams (sophomore) were 12th-14th, respectively, to aid the Lady Tigers’ score.
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Freshman Alyssa Ramirez was 25th for Mansfield with sophomores Ariana Marquez (36th) and Hannah Allred (45th) finishing in the top 50.
Summit cross country takes second, Lake Ridge sixth in Waxahachie
The Waxahachie Woodhouse Invitational gave Summit and Lake Ridge boys cross country teams a chance to shine.
Summit finished second behind champion Burleson Centennial.
From there in the standings, it was almost a district meet, as Waxahachie was third, Red Oak was fourth, then Irving MacArthur before Lake Ridge appears at sixth and Ennis seventh.
Lake Ridge’s Clayton Casner was sixth individually, followed by Summit’s Asa Rice in seventh.
Other Summit runners finishing well included Matthew Anderson (16th), Curt Hanshew (19th), Zaimel Moses (20th), Neiman Rundles (24th), Melvin Nyagakah (34th) and Angel Rueda (56th).
Lake Ridge runners behind Casener were Roland Brookby (32nd), Austin Ondijo (38th), John Beaman (42nd) and Kagan Crawford (51st).
In the girls division at Waxahachie, Summit was fifth as a team, with Lake Ridge in sixth.
Legacy junior Catherine Richardson was second in the individual standings.
Summit’s Lauryn Doublet, also a junior, was fifth.
Fellow Lady Jaguars finishing in the standings included Diana Hernandez-Soto, YaYa Mendoza, Alexus Jackson and Elizabeth Adeoye.
Lake Ridge runners finishing well were Taylor Hayes at 10th, Veronica Seder, 12th, and Jimena Vivanco, 28th.
Mansfield tennis picks up district win
The Mansfield tennis team beat Duncanville 11-8 on Tuesday to boost the overall record to 7-2 and notch their district-opening win.
The Tigers were to play Midlothian Heritage on Friday and then travel to Grand Prairie on Sept. 8.
More activities for young and a little older
The Mansfield Parks & Recreation department has a varied slate of activities for area residents of all ages.
A quick review of the slate of opportunities includes activities such as beginning ballroom dancing (18-plus) for fall, flow yoga (18-plus), Tae Kwon Do (17-plus), Tai Chi (18-plus), fall tennis league (18-plus), water fitness (18-plus) and Zumba (14-plus).
For more information, visit the Parks & Recreation department’s site at www.mansfieldtexas.gov/parks-and-recreation, or call 817-453-5420.
- Randy Sachs