Marble Falls girls place 1st, 3rd at McNeil Invitational

Marble Falls High School junior varsity runner Sydney Gibson keeps a good pace while running at the Round Rock McNeil Invitational. She finished 12th overall in 13:47.10.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

ROUND ROCK — Both of the Marble Falls High School girls cross-country teams finished in the top three at the Round Rock McNeil Invitational on Oct. 5.

In the varsity division, only one point separated the top three teams; Lewisville Colony scored 104 points to win the meet, while McKinney North had 105 points and Marble Falls recorded 106 points.

In the junior varsity division, the Lady Mustangs placed first with 75 points followed by Dallas Highland Park with 81 and McNeil at 103.

“This meet is very important because the teams will run the District 25-4A championships here in about three weeks,” head coach Anthony Torns said. ” The course has been altered some, so it was a big plus for the kids to become familiar with the changes before district.”

Torns made each member of the girls junior varsity team the outstanding runners of the week. Ismael Montoya was named the outstanding boys junior varsity runner for earning a medal at the meet, Torns said.

Marble Falls High School junior varsity runner Sydney Gibson keeps a good pace while running at the Round Rock McNeil Invitational. She finished 12th overall in 13:47.10.
Marble Falls High School junior varsity runner Sydney Gibson keeps a good pace while running at the Round Rock McNeil Invitational. She finished 12th overall in 13:47.10.

Senior varsity boys runner Jordan Wright was involved in a car accident Oct. 3 and didn’t compete in the meet.

“My message was ‘run out of a grateful heart that Jordan was blessed to escape with no life-threatening injuries and that you all are blessed to be well enough to run,’” the coach said. “And they did just that. I am very proud of the entire team.”

RESULTS: Boys varsity (178 runners) —  30. D’Anthony Wall (17:46.30); 52. James Ramos (18:24.40); 72. Christian Marroqin (18:54.70); 112. Colten Hagood (19:45.60).
Girls varsity (180 runners) — 11. Tess Johnson (20:41.80); 12. Sarah Stripling (20:47.40); 21. Nydia Castro. (21:10.30); 29. Darby Hibbs (21:33; 44), Haley Stephens (21:54.50); 59. Tincia Ware (22:43.5); 74. Brittney Deering (23:02.70). Junior varsity (389 runners) — 3. Emma Sharp (13:20.70); 10. Jackie Salazar (13:45.80); 12. Sydney Gibson (13:47.10); 30. Maddie Conrad (14:13.80); 33. Nadia Castro (14:20.60); 89. Kellee Hill (15:08.30); 137. Serenity Wall (15:41.60); 146. Joy Plunk (15:50).

UP NEXT: Georgetown River Run at San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St. in Georgetown, Oct. 12.