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Wolves win first place at Dalhart Invitational

By Bill Kelly

The Dalhart Golden Wolves’ varsity cross country team won their second straight team title on September 18, keeping the plaque for their own Dalhart Invitational at home after running at Twisted Elms Golf Course.

The boys won first place with 48 total points, 10 points ahead of Borger and 11 points ahead of district rival Bushland. Alfred Rodriguez placed second for the second straight meet with a time of 17 minutes 57 seconds, just seven seconds behind Texline’s —_ Stratton Potter. Dante Delgado place fifth with a time of 18 minutes

40 seconds, Diego Delgado placed 12" at 19 minutes 24 seconds, Jaron Schriber placed 13" at 19 minutes 26 seconds, Israel Vasquez placed 16" at 19 minutes 45 seconds, Mitchell Bailey placed 21* at 20 minutes 35 seconds, and Christian Xon Gonzalez placed 36" at 23 minutes 53 seconds. Bailey set a new season-best time. Dalhart had two runners compete in the JV division with a total of 24 runners. Anthony Rodriguez placed second with a time of 19 minutes 43 seconds, and Lane Hoppe placed 10” with a time of 22 minutes 7 seconds.


Lady Wolves place fourth at home meet

By Bill Kelly

The Dalhart Lady Wolves hosted a number of other schools at the Dalhart Invitational Cross Country Meet at Twisted Elms Golf Club on Saturday, September 18. A total of seven different runners won individual medals by placing in the top 15 in their respective divisions.

In the varsity division, the Lady Wolves placed fourth overall with 92 points, 13 points behind third-place Stratford, and 24 points behind Bushland. Gruver won first place with 15 points, taking the top five places in a division with 42 total runners.

Lyli Flores placed 17" with a time of 14 minutes 7 seconds, and Karlee Johnson was just a step behind in 18" place at 14 minutes 7.3 seconds. Danna Arriaga and Karol Garcia were also right there together, with Arriaga placing 19" at 14 minutes 8 seconds and Garcia placing 20 at 14 minutes 9 seconds. Johnson set a new personal record, and the other three all set new season records.

The rest of the varsity runners also set either new season bests or new personal records. Evelyn Quiroz placed 23" at 14 minutes 16 seconds, Maria Penunuri placed 24" at 14 minutes 20 seconds, Gracie Brewer placed 28" at 14 minutes 34 seconds, Erin Cox placed 32™ at 15 minutes even, and Erin McDaniel placed 37" at 15 minutes 27 seconds. Cox set a new personal record, and Quiroz, Penunuri, Brewer, and McDaniel set new season-best times.

The JV girls placed third overall in a division with 4 teams and 37 total runners. The JV scored 50 points, just one point behind second-place Gruver and 28 points behind first-place Bushland.

Three JV girls placed in the top 15 to win individual medals. Elli Bezner placed fifth with a time of 15 minutes 2 seconds, Dalia Delgado placed seventh at 15 minutes 8 seconds, and Jenna Pedraza placed eighth at 15 minutes 13 seconds. Pedraza set a new personal record, and Bezner and Delgado both set new season records.

Kreeli Turner placed 16th at 15 minutes 44 seconds, Kadance DeMots placed 10th at 16 minutes 12 seconds, Madelyn Bailey placed 22nd at 16 minutes 47 seconds, Camila Anguiano placed 27" at 17 minutes 21 seconds, Leilany Ortiz placed 32nd at 17 minutes 44 seconds, Sierra Brazeal placed 35th at 20 minutes 2 seconds, and Cynthia Parra placed 37th at 21 minutes 24 seconds. DeMots set a new personal record with her time, and Turner, Bailey, Anguiano, Brazeal, and Parra all set new season-best times.

The Dalhart Junior High girls placed second overall in a division with seven teams and 89 total runners, scoring 64 points, just 25 points behind first-place Gruver. Four of the runners won individual medals. Victoria Terrazas placed fifth at 13 minutes 43 seconds, Circe Johnson placed ninth at 14 minutes 2 seconds, Lauren Martin placed 12th at 14 minutes 31 seconds, and Rhylie Phillips placed 14th at 14 minutes 45 seconds, Terrazas, Martin, and Phillips set new personal records, and Johnson set a season-best time.

Breely Marquez placed 27th at 15 minutes 44 seconds, Kammi Maddox placed 45th at 17 minutes 4 seconds, Jayden Crang placed 47th at 17 minutes 21 seconds, and Karyssa Headding placed 48th at 17 minutes 29 seconds. All four set new personal records, as did Reese Jenkins, Marleth Zepeda, Roxy Alvidrez, Natalie Leanos, Makayla DeMots, Jade Enriquez and Helena Rivero. Luxie Wooley also ran for the Lady Wolves.

The varsity and JV divisions will compete at the Lubbock Invitational at Mae Simmons Park on Saturday, September 25.