The Saltillo Lions captured the state 1A title at the State Cross Country Meet Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. The Lions were led by Walker McGill who finished 13th. Lyle Bench was 17th, Dakota Patridge was 18th, Adam Valenzuela was 23rd with Hendrick Rios 26th. Trevor Moore and Branson McGill also completed. Miller Grove finished 3rd in state. Albert Serrano led the way for Miller Grove with a 7th place finish. Luke Brignon was 11th, Jake Pelerose was 24th and Grant Earp 78th. Grant Sharp and Trey Wolfe also competed. Sulphur Bluff was 12th in state and the Bears were led by Turner South with a 21st finish. Also Brennon Seymore was 50th, Johnathan Brown was 90th, Ishmeal Wade was 99th and Trayton South was 110th. Also competing were Jacob Watts and Ricky-Taylor Hatfield. In Class 2A, Javier Rojo of North Hopkins finished 127th.
In girls competition, Miller Grove was 5th in state cross country in Class 1A. Leading them was Aleigh Bessonett in 13th. Cassidy Seaney was 20th, Rosa Schones was 70th, Alexis Green 72nd and Candace Earp 78th. Also participating were Ashley Purser and Alex Zeigler. Saltillo was 8th in state and Sienna Collins finished 3rd. Brenda Castro was 47th, Jocelyn Ochoa was 87th, Madison Simmons was 103rd and Melissa Groenewald was 120th. Melissa Tawil also competed. Maddie Hooker from Yantis was eleventh in state.