Kilgore’s boys cross country team didn’t win for what would’ve been the fourth time this season in Thursday’s run, but the Bulldogs did have another top-three finish, the Lady Bulldogs ran well, and the teams only have one more meet before district.
Both of the KHS cross country teams ran Thursday in the Eustace Invitational, also dubbed the Do It For Dom run. Kilgore’s boys, coached by Phillip Lane, earned a third-place overall finish, and the Lady ‘Dogs, coached by Todd BonDurant, finished sixth overall.
Kilgore will run in the Lindale Invitational next Thursday at Garden Valley, and then it’s the District 16-4A meet, also at Garden Valley, the following Thursday, Oct. 14.
For Lane’s Bulldogs at Eustace, Christopher May was fourth overall (17 minutes, 53.10 seconds) in the 5000 meter run.
Zachery Gutierrez (18:41.50) was the next Bulldog to cross the finish line (at 13). Jorge Aleman came in at 21 (19:06.10), and Josue Rosas at 23 (19:12.20). Gustavo Trejo finished at 30 in 19:50.90, and Isaac Gutierrez at 44 in 20:28, flat. Yamir Sanchez ran it in 21:18.10.
Eustace won its home invitational, and Kaufman was second, followed by Kilgore, and the rest of the field.
Adrian Herrera was the top finisher for Kilgore’s junior varsity boys, who finished third, as well.
For the KHS girls, it was Ruby Almanza yet again with the best time – 12 minutes, 51.70 seconds – in Eustace. Danna Requena was in slot 24 (15:14.70). Aliyah Veloz finished at 26 in the tine of 14:28 flat. Samantha Rodriguez came in at 41 (14:48.30). Lexi Lara finished at 51 (15:06.60), and Jocelyn Serrano at 72 (15:57).
As mentioned, the girls were sixth in the team standings.
For the KHS JV girls, Gemma Sanchez (15:34.50) was the fastest runner (she was at five overall) and the JV girls finished fourth.