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Dynasty Continues...Sulphur Springs boys win fifth straight CC district title; girls take second place

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MOUNT PLEASANT — The Sulphur Springs streak in cross country champs continued Friday with the boys team taking their fifth consecutive district title.

The Wildcats edged out Hallsville by eight points to win the title while the Lady Cats earned a berth in regional as well with a second place finish.

“It was a great day overall, I am very pleased with the boys and the girls,” said veteran Sulphur Springs cross country coach Andy Holt. “Our main goal for the boys this year was to go out and win a district championship and that’s exactly what they did. The performed very well, they gave it their best effort. It was a lot of fun to beat Hallsville, it was a great race to see. For the girls, our goal was to be in the top three and advance to regional and we did that. We did better than third place, we got second so that’s good. Pine Tree in first place was a little too far for our girls to catch. But we did well getting second and going to regionals as a team is better than we did last year. That’s a big time accomplishment for us.”

The coach continued, “Ayana Taylor led the way for the girls and got seventh overall with Megan Massey in ninth overall, Katelynn Huff was 11th. We laid it on the line and I was proud to see them complete like that.”

“Preston Weaver was second overall, Micah Hampton was third, he moved up and made a move and that’s good,” Holt said.     “It’s what was what I was hoping from Micah, he’s just a sophomore. Third for us Andrew Wallace, he was 11th overall.  Irvin Anderson and Jesus Arellano ran well for us. Irvin ran out of his shoes today, he finished about 30 seconds ahead of his regular time. If he hadn’t done that, we would not have gotten first place. Hallsville was just eight points behind and it came down to our runners finishing ahead of them and it was very close. It was a total team effort, we always preach about having six or seven guys who can run and it took them all. All the boys competed well, it was a good day. To win now five district  championships in a row, it’s good to keep that traditions alive. Regionals is our playoffs. It’s next Saturday in Arlington at Vandergriff Park. It’ll be fun for us. I think it starts at 9:30 a.m. We’re run it before it  is a pretty flat course.”

“I have not been able to check out the region, I have been concerned about our district,” Holt added.“At regional we’re just going to give it all we got. I don’t know if we have enough to make it to state, we will find out.

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Sulphur Springs times: varsity boys- 2. Preston Weaver, 16:49; 3. Micah Hampton, 17:07; 11. Andrew Wallace; 13. Irvin Anderson, 17:42; 18. Jesus Arellano, 17:51; 26. Tanner Bolton, 18:25; 27. Andrew Marks, 18:28.

Team totals - boys varsity 1. Sulphur Springs, 47; 2. Hallsville 54; 3. Marshall, 91.

Varsity girls - 8. Ayana Taylor, 14:10; 9. Megan Massey, 14:13; 11. Katelynn Huff, 14:19; 23. Melissa Rios, 15:41; 28. Ashley Wallace, 16:00; 32. Sara Sapaugh, 16:32; 35. Samantha Owens, 16:48.

Team totals- 1. Pine Tree, 25; 2. Sulphur Springs, 79; 3. Mount Pleasant, 89.

Junior varsity boys- third as team.    Individuals - 7. Alejandra Nunez, 18:57; 11. Tyler Usher, 19:34; 13. Uriel Gutierrez, 19:36; 16. Gage Williams, 19:43; 17. Pablo Olguin, 19:51; 18. Alejandro Arellano, 19:55; 19. Joey Davis, 19:58; 28. Rodrigo Larios, 20:55; 29. Tony Bravo, 20:56; 30. Jaquaviaon Willis, 20:57; 34. Arron Price, 21:26; 51. Frankie Govea, 24:07; 52. Edwin Gutierrez.

Sulphur Springs girls JV, fifth as team.    Individuals - 5. Luz Nunez, 16:04; 21. Damaris Barcenas, 17:23; 28. Diana Sanchez, 17:55; 34. Brooke Weisnewski, 19:38; 35. Michelle Osornio, 19:56.




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