Burleson’s Enis pleased with effort in first meet
First-year Burleson cross country coach Curtis Enis was pleased with his squad’s first time out Saturday morning at the Cowtown Classic.
“We are learning to run with a purpose,” said Enis, who said he was pleased with the team’s condition at this point in the season. “I was really proud of the boys and girls teams. They competed very well.”
Senior Cesar Limones opened the season in good form finishing third in a time of 16 minutes, 45.32 seconds helping the Elks to a score of 196 points and a fifth-place showing.
Trophy Club Bryon Nelson took the title with 38 points. Keller Timber Creek placed second (56 points) and Keller Central was third (116).
Also running for the boys were Alex Devora (48th, 18:35.16), Chris Smith (52nd, 18:39.75), Kenneth Longoria (61st, 18:59.32), Brady Brunson (75th, 19:20.51), Christian Frazier (83rd, 19:28.39), Elias Word (94th, 19:47.05), Larry Jones (107th, 20:06.86) and Peter Nguyen (143rd, 21:03.09).
Enis said before the season started that he would run as many as 10 boys on the varsity each week to get them experience and also create competition.
The Lady Elks ran without senior captain and the most experienced runner on their roster Blythe Goebel, who started the race but did not finish because of an injury. The girls finished 12th with 279 points. Timber Creek won the crown with 38 points. Nelson placed second (49 points) and Saginaw Boswell was third (138).
Jordan Rosser led the Lady Elks efforts placing 29th in a time of 23:01.52. The next three girls to cross the finish line - Bridgette Montes (55th, 23:55.22), Kaylie Hoerig (65th, 24:09.38) and Mackenzie Clark (71st, 24:19.30). Abby Boatright finished 126th (26:56.31) and Madison Mahan came in at 127th (26:57.78).
Burleson hosts the Elk Run 16 Saturday at Chisenhall Fields.