The Mustangs had a strong showing at the CPL cross country meet with the girls in second place and the boys in fourth.

The Macksville Running Mustangs had a pretty successful day at the CPL Meet held at Ness City’s golf course last Thursday, with the girls varsity placing as runner ups, and the boys taking fourth place out of nine schools entered. Even though the temperature at the start was 52 degrees, it seemed much colder for the mothers and fathers, the grandmothers and grandfathers and others, but for the runners it wasn’t so bad once they started, with that adrenaline keeping them from thinking about the temperature.

This Saturday is the cross-country regional. Place TBA.

“It was a pretty good day to run - just a little bit cold” said Macksville’s cross country coach Mike Hullman. “It was the first time we ran on this course, a challenging one with several ups and downs.

The girls’ team ended up placing as CPL runner-ups, while the boys were barely out of third place by just five points. I hope that the guys realize that if each one of them had just passed one more runner, they would have been in that third spot.” Hullman continued saying, “Now it comes to every second and every pass becomes very important in the final results. We’ll need to stay physically sharp, as well as mentally sharp. We want to finish in the right way!”

Varsity Girls Race.

Abigail Ibarra, 6th place, 22:40.

Itzel Garcia, 9th place, 23:40.

Karen Hall, 12th place, 24:20.

Krystal Marquez, 13th place, 24:35.

Lydia Mendez, 17th place, 25:45.

Caren Holguin, 21st place, 27:25.

Kaylee Hottovy, 24th place, 28:20.

JV Girls Race.

Christine Garza, 3rd place, 28:22.

Anna Suiter, 40th place, 29:35.

Kiley Blevins, 5th place, 31.25

Team Averages: 12th place.

Team Place, Second place, Team points 29, Top (4) team places, 4 + 6 + 9 + 10.

Central Prairie League runner-ups.

Varsity Boys Race.

Gabe Wolff, 13th place, 19:50.

Andrew Cross, 15th place, 20:05.

Jacob Suiter, 16th place, 20:10.

Kyler Evans, 22nd place, 21:22.

Trey Britton, 23rd place, 21:58.

Grant Frink, 25th place, 23:45.

Harley Blaske, 28th place, 24:45.

JV Boys Race.

Alex Mendez, 12th place, 24:58.

Thoran Cross, 13th place, 25:00.

Team Averages: 18th place.

Team Place: Forth, Team points 65, Top (4) Team places 13 + 15 + 16 + 21.