Both the Miller Grove Hornets and Lady Hornets and the Saltillo Lady Lions competed in recent cross country meets.
The Saltillo Lady Lions were at the 22nd Tim Menke Invitational at North Hopkins last Thursday (September 6) and the Lady Lions finished 12th as a team. Sienna Collins led the Lady Lions with a 3rd place finish running a time of 13:00. Raegan Spear was 50th in the race. Ofelia Cabrera was 92nd, Danielle Ross finished 99th and Chandler Bain 101st. The Lady Lions will compete next this Thursday (September 13) at the Miller Grove Invitational.
The Miller Grove Hornets and Lady Hornets ran at a Tyler Lee sponsored meet held at UT Tyler Saturday (September 8). The Hornets took first place in the race of 17 teams in Class 1A through 4A. Grant Earp led the Hornets with a 3rd place finish in a time of 17:32. Lance Davis finished 6th, Tanner Hensley was 7th, Matt Brignon was 16th and Lexton Sly was 34th. Hornet Isaiah Billingsley competed in the race with Class 5A and 6A athletes at UT Tyler and he finished 6th with a time of 16:26. The Miller Grove Lady Hornets finished 3rd among 18 teams in a Class 1A through 4A race. Jolee Fox led the Lady Hornets with a 7th place finish with a time of 12:31. Lauren Bullard was 8th, Cassidy Seaney was 11th, Lainy Burnett was 52nd, Alexa Pelerose was 56th and Harli Watson was 94th. Miller Grove Cross Country Coach Gary Billingsley said his teams had improvements this weekend. He said it was good to see hard work paying off.
The Wildcats finished 4th and the Lady Cats 10th at a Tyler Lee sponsored cross country meet Saturday (September 8) at UT- Tyler. Landon Thornton was the top finisher for the Wildcats with an 8th place finish. Coach Ross Hicks said Thornton was followed by Christian Palomino, Eli Sellers, Nabian Ramirez and Jose Mejia. Coach Hicks said all five ran season best times. The Lady Cats were led by Sydney Washburn who wound up in around 20th place according to Coach Hicks. He said she really wants to get better as a runner. Other Lady Cats finishers were Bailey Arrington, Ashley Noe, Maurie Flecker and Jessica Yanez. The Wildcats and Lady Cats will be competing Friday (September 14) in a Wylie sponsored cross country meet that will be held in Audubon Park in Garland. Coach Hicks said the meet will feature lots of competition.