Lady Elks running better

Running in Mansfield on Friday, Burleson’s girls cross country team had a good showing at the Mansfield Invitational.

“I thought the girls ran well,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “As a team we still have to close the gap between our top runner and our fifth runner. The same needs to happen with our boys as well. I think when we accomplish this we will be a really good team that can compete at the next level. We should start to run a lot better once we complete interval training this week.”

The Lady Elks finished fifth in the Class 6A-5A division with 120 points on the course at the Mansfield Sports Complex.

Waxahachie took first place with 59 points. Mansfield finished second with 91 points and Weatherford was third (107 points).

Junior Meadow Renfro led the Lady Elks finishing 10th in a time of 20 minutes and 57 seconds.

Sophomore Emily Tebo placed 18th in a time of 21:24. Junior Kassedi Zapata was 30th in a time of 22:10. Sophomore Bryanne Barajas finished 31st in a time of 22:11 and sophomore Keila Juarez was 50th in a time of 22:55.

Freshman Maggie Prewitt finished 61st in a time of 23:12 and Junior Bridgett Montes placed 108th in a time of 25:11.

The Elks tallied 269 points to place 12th in the Class 6A-5A division. Mansfield finished first with 75 points. Aledo was second with 82 points and Mansfield Summit was third with 86 points.

Junior Elias Word was the Elks top runner placing 20th in a time of 17:21. Junior Chris Smith finished 34th in a time of 17:48. Freshman Ace Garcia was 63rd in a time of 18:41.

Junior Adrian Reyes finished 87th in a time of 19:04. Senior Andrew Cranford was 106th in the time of 19:32.

Sophomore Xavien Garcia placed 121st in a time of 19:53 and sophomore Isaac Smith finished 134th in a time of 20:20.

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