The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

October 4, 2012

H.S. Cross Country: Clark, Brim lead Lady Elks to home title

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

— Behind a second-place finish from Anna Clark, the Elkhart girls’ cross country team captured another meet title Wednesday, this time at home.

The Lady Elks bested Groveton by 30 points to take home the varsity girls’ division crown at the Elkhart-hosted meet Wednesday, with Clark’s silver medal finish leading the way.

Harley Brim finished fourth in the race, which was won by Arp’s Bri Gordan, while Kayla Johnson finished 11th and Paige Huff finished 12th.

Rounding out the Elkhart scoring-five was Madye Hays, who finished 20th.

Palestine’s Nidia Umanzor finished strong in seventh-place, while Grapeland’s Brittany McCoy notched a top-10 finish in ninth.

Xochitl Zavala finished 33rd for Palestine, while Danielle Harroff (38th), Lupe Ibarra (45th) and Jessica Ibarra (46th) rounded out the Palestine scoring five.

Sara Smith finished 40th for Grapeland, followed by Holly Musick in 41st. Alexis Collins and Rebecca Vasquez finished 54th and 55th, respectively, to finish out the Grapeland top-five.

Grapeland’s Stephen Glenn turned in the top local performance on the varsity boys’ side in 13th-place, followed by Elkhart’s Tanner Tutt in 14th.

The Elks’ Luis Banuelos finished 17th, while Rowdy Upchurch came in 31st and Justin Bullard 34th. Dillon Shaver’s 38th-place finish rounded out the Elks’ top-five.

Neches’ Diego Hernandez finished 26th, the highest finish for a Tiger runner. Simon Tray and Juan Hernandez finished 32nd and 33rd, respectively, for the Tigers.

The Palestine girls’ captured the JV meet title, with top-10 finishes from Ally Gouras (second) Karina Trejo (third) and Astrid Sandoval (sixth).

Elkhart finished second, with Megan Davis finishing fourth, Paige Fillmore ninth and Tiffany Rosas 10th.

On the JV boys’ side, Neches’ Kade Helms had the highest local finish in 10th-place.