Bucks and Broncos dash in Dublin
Both Breckenridge High School and Breckenridge Junior High School cross country teams ran in the Dublin Dash Invite in Dublin Wednesday. The young Broncos led the way with a first-place finish in the boys’ junior high race.
Chance Stewart led the 105-runner field in the 3200-meter boys junior high race with a time of 12:17.84. In total, the Broncos had four runners in the Top-10 to outpace the 10-team race. Lesavier Gutierrez (12:33.22), Adrian Saucedo (12:44.33) and Erik Saucedo (13:09.82) finished third, fifth and eighth to help secure the win. Jamie Cruz had a 12th-place finish at 13:36.26 as the fifth scoring runner for the Broncos. That was good for a total of 24 points, 38 points better than second-place finishing Keene Middle School.
In total, the Broncos had 16 runners in the race. Two runners ran in the 15-minute range. Glen Thibodeaux finished 40th overall at 15:25.29 and Zachary Beltran finished 49th at 15:44.32. Bodie Skiles (16:15.94), Traeger Stark (16:44.61) and Kason Burchett (16:49.68) finished in 59th, 67th and 70th with times in the 16-minute range. Reyse Hash (17:07.28) and Cameron David (17:24.61) finished 73rd and 77th. Cody Clark (94th place, 19:36.73), Adrian Martinez (96, 20:25.93), Derek Trejo (97, 20:30.51) and Dirk Miller (103, 21:06.87) were the remaining runners for the Broncos in the boy’s junior race.
The girl’s 3200-meter races were split into two races. The Broncos were represented by eight runners in the second girls race and finished fifth as a team with 102 points. Abbi Duran (13th place 15:02.80), Kaysi Wilcox (16, 15:20.12) and Melody Hernandez (17, 15:24.09) were the top runners for the Broncos with 15-minute runs and Top-20 finishes. Sayler Townsend had a 16-minute finish at 16:25.93 in 25th place. Elisabeth Munoz (17:24.82) and Chloe Pugh (17:25.48) finished together in 33rd and 34th. Victoria Martinez and Addi Maya had times of 19:32.04.
In the high school races, the Buckaroos did not fare as well, with both the boys and girls teams finishing in 7th place in their respective races. Caleb Cameron and Bray Cantrell were the top runners for the Buckaroos in the boy’s varsity race with finishes in 13th and 14th place. Destiny Jamison was the top finisher for the girls in 15th place.
“(We) competed at a very tough course against very good competition,” head cross country coach Bryan Goehring said. “We are running some of our fastest times with District only being a little over a week away. I am proud of the effort and grit these cross country runners have.”