Cross country teams finish strong in Gatesville

The traditional Boys Varsity starting line pre-race motivational yell huddle. (Photo by Doug Germann)

The traditional Boys Varsity starting line pre-race motivational yell huddle. (Photo by Doug Germann)

GATESVILLE — The Liberty Hill Varsity and Junior Varsity Cross Country teams competed in the Gatesville meet Sept. 21st. The teams competed well and placed strong at the event.

Head Coach Kim Holt was pleased with the team’s results and is looking forward to their meet in Fredericksburg this Saturday.

“Everyone ran really well,” she said. “As far as my expectations for the Fredericksburg meet, I hope the teams will continue to improve with each event.”

The varsity boys team finished in second place as a team with 78 points. Robison High School finished in first place overall with 32 points. Liberty Hill’s Mitchell Germann finished in first place individually, while teammates Ryan Ray finished 11th and Grant Hofmann finished 20th.

The  varsity girls finished in first place as a team. Liberty Hill finished with 22 points, beating out Burnet with 82.

Mckynzie King and Danielle Rimann finished first and second overall for Liberty Hill. King finished with a time of 11:56.5 and Rimann finished with a time of 12:31.5.

Hannah Manning finished fifth and Emma Hofmann finished seventh. Chelsea Cole rounded out the top ten finishing with a time of 12:59.4.

The JV boys finished first overall as a team with a score of 40. Robinson High School finished in second place with 65 points. Dustin Taylor of Liberty Hill finished in second place overall, but his time was not available due to timing issues at the meet, according to the coaches.

Cade Castillo finished fourth with a time of 19:40.3, while Andrew Frerichs finished fifth with a time of 19:45.0.

Michael Natividad finished seventh with a time of 19:51.4 for the JV boys.

The JV girls finished first overall as a team with 20 points scored. Gatesville finished in second place with 89 points.

Seven Liberty Hill runners finished in the top ten for the JV girls. Courtney Smith finished in second with a time of 13:50.2. Mikayla Stiles finished in third with a time of 13:55.5.

Tabitha Bowles finished in fourth with a time of 14:16.2. Emhely Guzman finished fifth. Maddie Strickland finished seventh. Amanda Kelley finished eighth. Amis Luna finished tenth.

The Varsity and Junior Varsity teams will compete on Sept. 28 in Fredericksburg.