Elk Run 16 a huge success
The second time out for Burleson’s cross country team this season was just a bit better than the first time out.
Friday, the program hosted the Elk Run 16 at Burleson’s Chisenhall Fields.
Burleson coach Curtis Enis said the event which featured 55 school’s and over 1,600 runners, couldn’t have come off without the help of his booster club and the effort of the city of Burleson Parks and Recreation Department.
“I thought the meet went well,” Enis said. “The Parks and Recreation Department did all they could to help. We tried to make the course as coach and spectator friendly as possible. Where people woudln’t have to run all over the place to see them run.”
The Lady Elks finished ninth with 256 points. Centennial won the tile with 31 points. Richland was second (110 points) and Northwest Eaton was third (124). The boys placed 15th with 366 points. Mansfield Summit won the title with 74 points. Eaton placed second (95 points) and Centennial was third (117 points).
“I thought we ran pretty good,” Enis said. “I was pleased with our kids efforts.”
Sophomore Meadow Renfro led the Lady Elks, finishing third in a time of 20:58.40. Sophomore Jordan Rosser was 50th in a time of 21:37.51.
“I was glad to see Jordan Rosser complete the race,” Enis said. “She had a cold and was dehydrated from the effects of that. She toughed it up and finished the race, which should help her more than anything.”
Bridgette Montes, a sophomore, was 65th in a time of 21:56.80. Freshmen Emily Tebo and Kaela Juarez finished 74th (22:08.07) and 75th (22:09.25) respectively.
Crossing next were sophomores Kaylie Hoerig (79th, 22:15.80) and Kassedi Zapata (91st, 22:29.85).
Also running for the Lady Elks were freshman Bryanne Barajas (108th, 22:53.44) and sophomores Haley Vasquez (136th 23:43.73) and Camryn Masteller (163rd, 24:27.18).
For the Elks, sophomore Elias Word finished 11th in a time of 16:44.
Another sophomore, Chris Smith, placed 22nd in a time of 17:04.45. Senior Christian Barnes was 148th in a time of 20:25.55.
Adrian Reyes finished 152nd in a time of 20:41.76. Freshman Xavien Garcia finished 154th in a time of 20:52.11. Andrew Cranford, a junior, placed 159th in a time of 21:24.60 and junior Payton Brown was 167th in a time of 25:42.89.
“Elias is just getting better and better each time out,” Enis said. “He is leading by example and he’s just a sophomore. I’m pleased to see him run well.”
The Elks run Saturday at the Spartan Invitational at Centennial.