The 2013 Forsan Cross Country runners.
Photo credit: Brian McCormack
LUBBOCK â€” Forsan brought home its sixth straight district championship after edging No. 2 Sundown Wednesday at Mae Simmons Park.
Jeremy Cervantes led the Buffaloes â€” as well as the entire field â€” with a first place finish. Tyler Evans came in second overall and Matthew Mims placed third as Forsan runners populated the top spots. Justin Goff also turned in a top 10 performance, finishing ninth. Cody Tanis earned a 15th place finish and Joshua Evans and Granger Newton claimed 18th and 20th, respectively, giving FHS a point total of 27 to rival Sundown's 34.
â€śWe're thankful God saw fit to bless us with another district championship,â€ť said Cross Country Coach Robert Hillger. â€śOur guys seem very focused on a bigger goal, though. They were quick to put it into perspective and get set on the next goal â€” our third consecutive regional championship. We took a good step in the right direction Wednesday.â€ť
In junior varsity action, John Broughton earned a ninth place finish and Zach Martino-Corum nabbed tenth. Bryce Gartman was right behind them in 12th place.
The junior high runners were also strong at district, as the younger Buffs came in second as a team, with four competitors finishing in the top 10. Nathan Vidal led the way with a fifth place run.
â€śI can't say enough about what an amazing group of young men they are,â€ť Hillger said of his junior high participants. â€śThey have a bright future in our program.â€ť
The regional meet will held Nov. 2, also at Mae Simmons Park.
â€śI have to say thank you to Coach Lindsey Schmidt and the countless parents and fans for their continued support of Forsan cross country,â€ť Hillger added.
Varsity: Jeremy Cervantes, 1, 16:18.50; Tyler Evans, 2, 16:50; Matthew Mims, 3, 17:04; Justin Goff, 9, 17:52; Cody Tanis, 15, 18:56; Joshua Evans, 18, 20:11; Granger Newton, 20, 20:23.
Junior Varsity: John Broughton, 9, 22:11; Zach Martino-Corum, 10, 22:26; Bryce Gartman, 12, 23:41.
Junior High: Nathan Vidal, 5, 12:07; Bryce Hergert, 7, 12:14; Garrett Evans, 9, 12:31; Robert Stevenson, 10, 12:36; Kolby Watson, 14, 12:50; Zach Bailey, 29, 14:37; Andy Kirkland, 34, 15:22; Kobe Richardson, 35, 15:25; Jordan Enriquez, 36, 15:27.
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