Combs wins District 17A cross country race
From Staff Reports

Nov. 2, 2005 - Stormy Combs won the District 17-A cross country race last week, leading the Miller Grove girls to a regional berth.

The Miller Grove boys and Sulphur Bluff boys also ran their way to the regional cross country meet by advancing out of their respective district meets last week.

The Miller Grove boys placed second in District 17-A, while the Lady Hornets were third. The Sulphur Bluff boys, meanwhile, were second overall in District 21-A.

The Class 3A, Region III meet is scheduled for Saturday at North Harris County College in Humble.

Combs broke the tape at her district meet by running the two-mile course in 13 minutes, 55 seconds. Coming in sixth was teammate Ashley Miller in 17:50.

The Lady Hornets finished with 52 points behind Ector with 38 and Savoy with 41.

On the boys side, Miller Grove's Taylor Morris ran the 3.1-mile course in 21:40, and teammate Noah Eaton came in 10th with a clocking of 22:40.

The Hornets finished as runner-up behind Ector and ahead of Savoy.

Sulphur Bluff's Merced Rodriguez and Ismael Gutierrez both won medals for finishing in the top 10 in 21-A at the Lake Bob Sandlin course on Oct. 27. Rodriguez ran a time of 19 minutes, 55 seconds for the 3.1-mile course, while Gutierrez came in at 20:32.

Other team members for the Bears were Everett Wilder, who finished in 20:56, Jeremy Hatfield with 21:25, Gerardo Rodriguez with 23:34, Joshua Formoso with 23:53, and Colt Nichols with 26:19.

Junior varsity runners were Robert Messick, coming in at 25:13 and

Daniel Penson in 26:41.

In the junior high division, Trey Henderson of Sulphur Bluff was the individual winner with a time of 10:47 over the two-mile course. The

first place winner for the girls was Sulphur Bluff's Karissa Wolf with 12:18. Kyle Keahey brought in a time of 12:22. Estefani Gutierrez placed fourth with 13:48. Kalen Halbert placed fifth with 14:24. Cindy Hatfield had 17:24, and Jessi

Nichols 19:15.

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