Elks, Lady Elks find success at The BUFF
When their scheduled meet in Round Rock was canceled, Burleson’s cross country teams found a meet closer to home and turned in a strong performance.
The Elks and Lady Elks seemed to like running at Thursday’s Northeast Tarrant County Invitational at the BUFF in Haltom City. The Elks finished second and the Lady Elks placed third.
“I thought we ran about as well as we could,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “I was really pleased with my top runners and we are hoping to get Jordan Rosser back this week.”
The Elks scored 52 points, just five behind meet champion Euless Trinity. Saginaw finished third with 64 points. The Lady Elks placed third with 66 points. Trinity was first (36 points) and Saginaw was third (46).
Sophomores Elias Word and Chris Smith seemed to like the course. Word won the individual title, finishing first in a time of 17 minutes, 45.18 seconds. Smith placed third in a time of 18:07.30.
Seniors CJ Kinsey and Zane Rice were the next Elks to cross the finish line. Kinsey was seventh in a time of 18:33.89 and Rice was 22nd in a time of 20:03.29. Running in his first varsity race, freshman Alex Adame finished 24th in a time of 20:17.23.
“The boys are still looking for that fifth man,” Enis said.
Also running for the Elks were sophomore Adrian Reyes (25th, 20:36.32), freshman Xavien Garcia (28th, 20:50.26), juniors Andrew Cranford (32nd, 21:31.48) and Payton Brown (33rd,
21:40.34) and sophomores Will Stevenson (35th, 22:08.40) and Donovan Morrison (36th, 22:12.91).
Sophomore Meadow Renfro had a good showing for the Lady Elks finishing second in a time of 20:56.25. Sophomore, Bridgette Montes placed 12th in a time of 22:11.31. Freshman Emily Tebo was 13th in a time of 22:30.57. Sophomore Kaylie Hoerig finished 18th in a time of 23:13.93. Freshman Bryanne Barajas placed 21st in a time of 23:37.23.
Competing for the Burleson but not scoring points were sophomore Kassedi Zapata (25th, 24:26.00), Haley Vasquez (31st, 24:49.80) and Camryn Masteller (39th, 26:25.90).
“Right now for the girls, it’s a battle for second at district, with Centennial in first place,” Enis said.
Burleson runs Friday at the Granbury Race for Loot against all the teams in District 9-5A.