The LBJ Eagle cross country teams traveled to Comfort last Saturday, October 8 for their annual run at the Comfort ISD meet. The meet was plagued by heavy rain and a very muddy course. The varsity girls team of Kourtney Smith, Whitney Wood, Brooke Wood, Hailey Hernandez, Kiley Wood and Brianna Rose placed 4th out of 13 teams. The Lady Eagles team were the only 1A school participating in the meet. All 6 of the Lady Eagle runners placed in the top 40 and they all finished within 36 seconds of each other There were 105 runners in their race.
In the varsity boys division the team of Cole Roemer, Dalton Crofts, Aubrey Humphrey, Sergio Alvarado, Zach Reveal, Juan Alvarez and Tyler Matjeka placed 8th in the team division.They also were the only 1A school to run at the meet. The top 5 Eagle runners were all within 1:35 seconds of each other. There were 98 runners in their race.
In the JV girls division Glory Maenius placed in the top 50% of runners and in the JV boys division, both runners, Travis Caswell and Anthony Capra finsihed in the top 50% with Caswell placing in the top 15.
In the 8th grade girls division the Lady Eagles had 3 runners participating. Morgan Cowsert medaled with a 9th place finish followed closely by Kaity Helpenstell who placed 15th. Shelby Matjeka also ran for the Lady Eagles. In the 7th grade girls division Sklyar McKennis placed 11th out of 94 runners.
In the 8th grade boys division Seth Beall placed in the top half of all runners. In the 7th grade boys division Walt Maenius placed in the top 25. Also running for the 7th graders were Tim & Michael Helpenstell.
Johnson City’s next cross country meet will be on Wednesday, October 19 at Bandera.