On Aug. 24, the Bandera Lady Bulldog and Bulldog Cross Country teams competed in the Comfort Cross Country Invitational, which drew teams from 27 schools, including some schools from the same district that the Bulldogs compete in.
The Varsity Lady Bulldogs started the day with senior Caitlyn Thrasher leading the pack. Not far behind her were sophomores Raelynn Butler, Morgan Cole and Hannah Edwards.
All four young ladies medaled individually.
Another sophomore, Elexis Pearson, finished as the fifth individual for the Bandera Lady Bulldogs. Senior Jordan Edwards, freshman Kaitlin Doebbler and senior Corrine McMullan all came in together for the Lady Bulldog team.
Organizers did not keep team scores at this meet, but if they had the Bandera Lady Bulldog team would have fared extremely well.
In the Junior Varsity Division, freshman Ashlyn Brown led the way for the Lady Bulldogs, medaling individually.
Ofelia Macias, Bietzel Gonzalez, Mia Ramirez, Gracie Wilson, Ashley Grodman and Tanna Flewellen all improved their times and finished respectively in that order for the Junior Varsity Lady Bulldogs.
In the varsity boys race, placements were: Ethan Brown 11th, Logan Dybowski 22nd, Sam Nimmrichter 26th, Kelly Columbia 41st, Bailey Cox 49th, Jesus Rodriguez 52nd and Josh Short 54th.
In the junior varsity boys race, placements were: Jacob Haas 4th, Braden Cox 12th, Cody Jureczki 24th, Sage Witzeman 27th and Reese Mazurek 49th.
The Lady Bulldog and Bulldog Cross Country teams were back in action on Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Medina Valley Cross Country Invitational. Results from that meet will be available later.
Brooke Ashcraft is the assistant athletic director and girls’ cross-country coach at Bandera High School.