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October 25, 2012

H.S. Cross Country: Large local contingent qualifies for regionals



Behind an eighth-place finish from Simon Traylor, the Neches cross country team is headed to Humble for the regional meet.

The Tigers finished third as a team to qualify for regionals, which will be Nov. 3 at Atascocita High School in Humble.

Traylor finished the race in 19 minutes, 20 seconds, while Diego Hernandez (19:38) finished 11th and Harley Oakley-Collins (19:45) 12th.

Jasper Henderson finished in 19:51 to come in 14th, followed by Juan Martinez, who’s time of 20:08 was good enough for 17th.

The Lady Tigers’ Haley Harroff earned a bronze medal at the event, finishing the course in 13:51. She’ll also compete at regionals.

The Neches boys’ JV won the meet, behind top-10 performances from four of its five scoring runners.

Bradley Moore, Kade Helms and Braden Davis finished fifth, sixth and seventh, respectively, while Ethan Blackmon came in 10th for the Tigers.

The Lady Tiger JV had three top-10 finishers of its own, with Emily Harrod finishing fifth and Melanie Esacabar sixth. Kyriah Starlin finished eighth.

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