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Eustace XC sweeps District championships

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Varsity, JV girls and boys sweep meet; JV boys finish with perfect score


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MALAKOFF–The Eustace cross country teams competed in the District meet Monday, Oct. 14 at Malakoff High School.
The meet started with the varsity girls and was a very close race. The varsity girls pulled off the win in dramatic fashion, only winning by 11 points over Mildred. The team had 48 points to Mildred’s 37 points. The girls were led by senior Krislynn Westbrook, who placed fifth overall and ran a 13:42. Next was freshman Paige Row in sixth who ran a 13:56, sophomore Brookelyn Patterson placing seventh and ran a 13:59, followed by senior Macy Penix, who placed ninth with a 14:06. Sophomore Madisen Kulsa placed 12th and ran a 14:09, junior Jeanne Pickett placed 17th and ran a 14:39 and senior Elexis Porte placed 19th, running a 14:52.
The next race was the varsity boys. One could say the boys pulled off the win in dramatic fashion as well. The varsity boys were meet Champions with a perfect score, meaning the top seven boys finished in the top seven places. The overall boys’ Champion was senior Dalton Page, who ran a 16:06, followed by senior Jaden Lopez, who placed second and ran a 16:44. Sophomore Trenton Porte placed third and ran a 16:54, senior Colby Carpenter placed fourth and ran a 17:03, senior Collin Sutton placed fifth and ran a 17:07, senior John Saine placed sixth and ran a 17:20 and junior Nate Holland placed seventh, running a 17:43.
The JV girls were meet Champions with four girls in the top four places. They were led by freshman Morgan Buccafurno, who ran a 14:46, followed by sophomore Brooklyn Moore, who placed second, ran a 15:10. Junior Tabitha Rigby placed third and ran a 15:30 and sophomore Iciar Aragon placed fourth and ran a 15:38 and finishing in sixth, junior Melissa Millan ran a 16:23.
The JV boys had a long line of purple finishing 13 boys in the top 13 places. There is no such thing as something better than a perfect score, but if there was, this would be it. The boys were led by individual Champion sophomore Jake Haney, who ran a 17:48, followed closely behind by senior Fransisco Gomez, who placed second and ran a 17:49. Next was sophomore Cooper Reeve, who placed third and also ran sub-18 with a time of 17:59. Sophomore Caleb Gonzalez placed fourth, junior Danny Stout finished fifth, junior Joseph Hunter placed sixth, junior Jackson Byrum placed seventh, freshman Jaden Stout finished eighth, sophomore Jimmie Skeeters placed ninth, sophomore Owen Stahl placed 10th, junior Cade Adair came in 11th, junior Cory Smith placed 12th and sophomore Scottie Neeper rounded out the field in 13th.