The Bandera High School Lady Bulldogs Cross Country team finished in second place at the UIL 4A Region IV Cross Country Meet in Corpus Christi on Monday, Oct. 28, Bandera Independent School District officials reported.
That finish was good enough to qualify the Lady Bulldogs for the UIL state cross country meet, which will be held Nov. 9 in Round Rock.
Individual finishes for the team at the meet were not available at press time for the Bulletin.
Earlier in October, the Bandera Varsity Boys and Junior Varsity Boys Cross Country teams competed at the District 28-4A meet in Llano.
The varsity team finished in sixth place overall with a score of 135 points.
The team’s top two runners were Ethan Brown, who finished 14th with a time of 17:47, and Logan Dybowski, who finished in 18th place with a time of 17:58.
The places and times earned by the other varsity team members were Sam Nimmrichter, 32nd, with a time of 19:06; Kelly Columbia, 33rd, with a time of 19:09; Josh Short, 38th, with a time of 19:41; Jesus Rodriguez, 41st, with a time of 20:11; and Bailey Cox, 42nd, with a time of 20:30.
The JV team had a great run and finished in fourth place overall with a score of 98 points.
Four runners on the team finished in the top 21 – Juan Reyna, who finished 7th with a time of 19:07, Braden Cox, 17th, with a time of 19:50, Cody Jureckzi, 20th, with a time of 19:53, and Sage Wiltse, 21st, with a time of 19:54.
Reese Mazurek on the JV team finished with a time of 21:42, good enough for 33rd place.
Congratulations to all of the high school boys on a very strong season, with high expectations for next year.
Brooke Ashcraft is Bandera ISD’s assistant athletic director and the girls’ cross country coach at Bandera High School.