Anthony, Salyards, Smith win district cross country team titles
Smith Middle School won the eighth grade boys’ cross country team title with 39 points on Oct. 20 at Cypress Woods High School.
Oct. 25, 2021—Three different middle schools won team championships at the CFISD Middle School Cross Country Meet, held. Oct. 20 at Cypress Woods High School.
Anthony Middle School swept the girls’ team titles, while Smith Middle School won the eighth grade boys’ championship and Salyards won the seventh grade boys’ title.
Smith won the eighth grade boys’ race with a team score of 39. The Sabercats finished ahead of runner-up Spillane (84) and third-place Salyards (111).
The runners comprising Smith’s first-place score were Maddox McCallister (fourth overall, 11:42.58), Nazim Benguedda (fifth, 11:44.92), Ryan Barry (ninth, 11:58.00), Reece Rodriguez (12th, 12:07.10) and Vihaan Chamkur (13th, 12:07.29).
The top 10 individual eighth grade boys were as follows:
- Kyle Pawlak, Salyards (11:28.56);
- Grant Averill, Salyards (11:35.58);
- Aden Ortega, Watkins (11:38.61);
- Maddox McCallister, Smith (11:42.58);
- Nazim Benguedda, Smith (11:44.92);
- Damian Romero, Watkins (11:45.49);
- Garrett Wright, Spillane (11:55.75);
- Lorenzo Lucy, Anthony (11:55.88);
- Ryan Barry, Smith (11:58.00); and
- Isaac Mwakutuya, Truitt (12:06.01).
Anthony Middle School won the eighth grade girls’ cross country team championship with a score of 57 points on Oct. 20 at Cypress Woods High School.
Anthony won the eighth grade girls’ race with a score of 57, edging second-place Spillane (58) and also finishing ahead of third-place Salyards (69).
Anthony’s runners to tally the winning score were Mayen Anderson (third overall, 13:33.73), Barrett Trumbo (sixth, 14:05.28), Sarah Gelacio (10th, 14:13.48), Bibiana Martinez (13th, 14:15.39) and Mia Maldonado (30th, 14:53.64).
The top 10 individual eighth grade girls were as follows:
- Laney Barnes, Spillane (12:51.04);
- Haley Hill, Salyards (13:23.08);
- Mayen Anderson, Anthony (13:33.73);
- Kate Davies, Salyards (13:46.86);
- Mia Pena, Cook (13:51.32);
- Barrett Trumbo, Anthony (14:05.28);
- Marren Tignini, Goodson (14:08.60);
- Adyson Shiflett, Spillane (14:09.48);
- Presley Elliott, Hamilton (14:11.331); and
- Sarah Gelacio, Anthony (14:13.48).
Salyards Middle School won the seventh grade boys’ cross country team title with 32 points on Oct. 20 at Cypress Woods High School.
Salyards won the seventh grade boys’ race with a team score of 32. The Bengals were followed by runner-up Anthony (93) and third-place Smith (105).
The runners that comprised Salyards’ winning score were Patrick McHugh (first overall, 11:51.75), Carson Tietjen (fifth, 12:34.65), Kayo Kunnuji (sixth, 12:34.86), Aidan Huffman (eighth, 12:43.92) and Colin Smith (12th, 12:57.99).
The top 10 individual seventh grade boys were as follows:
- Patrick McHugh, Salyards (11:51.75);
- Adryan Flores, Spillane (12:13.42);
- Padilla Juan, Anthony (12:13.49);
- Michael Guerrero, Cook (12:33.01);
- Carson Tietjen, Salyards (12:34.65);
- Kayo Kunnuji, Salyards (12:34.86);
- Colin Fowell, Anthony (12:39.63);
- Aidan Huffman, Salyards (12:43.92);
- Dean Rosales, Smith (12:45.28); and
- Gael Avila, Spillane (12:53.59).
Anthony Middle School won the seventh grade girls’ cross country team championships with a score of 52 points on Oct. 20 at Cypress Woods High School.
Anthony won the seventh grade girls’ race with a score of 52, finishing ahead of runner-up Spillane (61) and third-place Hamilton (62).
Anthony’s runners that comprised its winning score were London Bloom (fourth overall, 13:54.72), London Thomas (fifth, 13:54.75), Hallie Tanton (ninth, 14:10.98), Jazmyn Chambers (13th, 14:31.50) and Kaitlyn Barnes (33rd, 15:21.00).
The top 10 individual seventh grade girls were as follows:
- Sarah Victor, Arnold (13:02.73);
- Amari White, Spillane (13:04.22);
- Sophia Davis, Salyards (13:46.77);
- London Bloom, Anthony (13:54.72);
- London Thomas, Anthony (13:54.75);
- Austin Healy, Spillane (13:59.44);
- Olivia Serratt, Smith (14:02.30);
- Maeve Gotto, Hamilton (14:06.75);
- Hallie Tanton, Anthony (14:10.98); and
- Caroline Mistric, Arnold (14:18.03).
Full meet results can be found at: www.runhoustontiming.net/site.race_results.