Through all the postponements and adjustments through COVID-19 cautionary measures, high school sports, including cross country, were put on the back-burner.

But the Kilgore High School cross country teams have done very well so far in the brief season, winning all four divisions – varsity boys and varsity girls, junior varsity boys and junior varsity girls – in the two meets in which they’ve competed so far, in Gladewater and in Pine Tree.

They’re back in action this week, although it’s a little different. The junior varsity teams will run in Hallsville on Thursday, and the varsity squads will run in Hallsville Friday.

The most recent was that meet in Pine Tree, the Mike Darby Invitational.

Kilgore’s varsity girls dominated. They had the overall top finisher, Cristina Rosas, in 15 minutes, 14 seconds, and five of the top 10: Danna Requena at six (15:51), Fatima Ornelas at seven (15:59), Samantha Rodriguez at eight (16:03), and Vanessa Venegas at 10 (16:14).

In addition, Lesly Herrera finished 18{sup}th{/sup} (17:03), and Jocelyn Serrano, 19th (17:12).

In varsity boys, Kilgore wound up owning places two through four: Austin Bain was second overall (18:01), AB Herrera was third (18:08.11) and Yamir Sanchez was fourth by a hair (18:08.83).

Also, Ryan May was seventh (18:36) and Max Torres was 10th (18:45).

Winding out Kilgore’s varsity boys, Zachery Gutierrez was 12th (19:09), Josue Rosas, 13th (19:22), William Shupak, 20th (19:48), Adolfo Castillo 23rd (20:14.62), and Giovanni Araujo, 35th (21:39).

In the JV girls, Sabine’s Emma Logan won, and Gloria Cedilla was second for Kilgore, who had the next three places, as well. Kilgore’s Chris Martinez was the top overall finisher in the JV boys run.

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