Several Macksville cross county runners scored personal records at the St. John Invitational meet at the Stafford County golf course. The girls JV team had four finishers in the top 11.

The Macksville Running Mustangs went eastward to the St. John Invitation Cross-Country Meet held on the Stafford County Golf Course last week. The Mustangs were one of 20 teams entered, from 1A- 4A. As far as the weather was concerned, Macksville’s head coach Mike Hullman said, “It was a very hot and muggy day, with a strong south wind. Even with those conditions, our runners ran really well, even though it was a tougher course and ran longer. But that didn’t hold back our runners. In fact, some of them had new PR’s. Abigail has won two in a row, and has meddled in every meet, along with Krystal and Karen.”

Hullman continued saying, “It’s great to see that we are starting to focus in our last couple of mile splits. We’ve increased the intensity of our workouts, and have been running on dirt roads twice a week out in the country. Even looked for some hills to run on. Our runners’ hard work is starting to show in their individuals races. We still need to concentrate more on the mental side of running, and believe in ourselves. We’re showing that we are good runners. We just need to build up our confidence.”

Girls Varsity Race.

Itzel Garcia, 11th place, 23:36.

Lydia Mendez, 29th place, 25:55.

Caren Holguin, 53rd place, 28:46.

Kaylee Hottovy, 56th place, 29:12.

Christine Garza, 66th place, 31:45.

Girls JV Race.

Abigail Ibarra, 1st place, 25:02.

Krystal Marquez, 6th place, 28:22.

Anna Suiter, 9th place, 29:58.

Karen Hall, 11th place, 31:00.

Kiley Blevins, 14th place, 33:45.

Elena Huckelman, 17th place, 34:05.

Team averages, 30th place, 31:15.

Team Place, 6th TeamPoints, 116

Top (5) Team Places,7+14+29+31+ 35.

Boys Varsity Race.

Jacob Suiter, 27th place, 20:04.

Andrew Cross, 31st place, 20:28.

Gabe Wolff, 41st place, 6:25.

Trey Britton, 64th place, 23:00.

Grant Frink, 72nd place, 25:42.

Boys JV Race.

Kyler Evans, 15th place, 22:40.

Harley Blaske, 32nd place, 25:10.

Thoran Cross, 41st place, 26:35.

Alex Mendez, 42nd place, 26:40.

Team Averages, 40th, 25:30.

Team Place, 8th, Team Points 176, Top (5) Team Places, 22 +24 + 31 + 47 + 52.