Regional cross country birth

By Robert Proctor

The Cuero Record

It was an impressive outing for the Cuero Gobblers, both junior high and high school, as they had their district cross country meets last week. Both high school teams advanced to regionals; the boys won district and the girls finished third, making school history.

The junior high ran on Tuesday, Oct. 10 in Seguin. Serenity Molands led the way for the young Lady Gobblers, finishing fourth in the seventh grade division. Chelsea Cook also competed in the race and finished in the middle of the pack. Julian Capak was the lone runner for the junior high boys and ran his best time of the year. 

The high school teams ran in Beeville Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Brooke Wendel led the way for the Lady Gobblers, earning first place with a time of 12:40. Molly Capak finished 17th (14:31), Alexis Cunningham 18th (14:40), Alexis Whitt 19th (14:42), Teresa Garza 24th (16:29), Ray Turner 25th (17:53) and Nalicia Dubose 26th (19:44).

Sophomore Will Green led the way for the Gobblers, finishing third overall with a time of 17:41. Cole Alcorn finished sixth (18:00), Tom Vandeveer 10th (18:44), Peyton Walk 11th (18:48), Xander Smith 17th (19:31), Cameron Cook 26th (20:23) and Sam Uretsi 29th (22:52).  

The Gobblers will run at the regional meet in Corpus Christi on Oct. 23. 

“With our boys winning district, it is the first time in school history that any team has won the district cross country meet, and it is the first time our boys have qualified as a team for regionals,” coach Ray Gonzales said. “This is only the second time in school history that our girls have qualified for regionals as a team. Congratulations to our runners for a job well done. Go Mean Green.”

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