HOISINGTON — Macksville’s Lydia Mendez (26:38) placed fifth and Caren Holguin (29:15) seventh to spark the Mustang girls to first place (42 points) at Saturday’s Hoisington Invitational at the Bicentennial Park Course.
Macksville’s Christine Garza (29:55) finished ninth, Anna Suiter (30:12) 10th and Kaylee Hottovy (30:18) 11th to spark the Mustangs.
“I was great to see the ladies won the state championship. It was nice to see our runners compete as well as they did,” said Macksville coach Mike Hullman. “We dominated the meet throughout our race. Our first mile splits were where they needed to be, but we need to work on our last two mile splits to finish better.”
Macksville’s Jacob Suiter (20:40) placed ninth and Andrew Cross (21:25) finished 11thh and Gabe Wolff (22:38) 14th to spark the Mustang boys to fourth place (72).
“We need to keep challenging each other knowing we need to get better every day to have the same kind of amazing results,” Hullman said.
Kyler Evans (22:14) won the junior varsity boys race followed by teammate Jesus Ibarra (22:15). Abigail Ibarra (24:56) placed second in the JV girls race followed by Krystal Marquez (27:40).
“Kyler and Jesus battled each other throughout the JV race finishing first and second,” Hullman said.
GIRLS VARSITY—1—Macksville (42)—5—Lydia Mendez, 26:38; 7—Caren Holguin, 29:15; 9—Christine Garza, 29:55; 10—Anna Suiter, 30:12; 11—Kaylee Hottovy, 30:18
BOYS VARSITY—4—Macksville (72)—9—Jacob Suiter, 20:40; 11—Andrew Cross, 21:2; 14—Gabe Wolfff, 22:38; 17—Trey Britton, 23:06; 21—Grant Frink, 24:50
GIRLS JV—Macksville—2—Abigail Ibarra, 24:56; 3—Krystal Marquez, 27:40; 4—Karen Hall, 30:24; 5—Elena Kuckelman, 31:20; 6—Kiley Blevins, 31:20
BOYS JV—Macksville—1—Kyler Evans, 22;14; 2—Jesus Ibarra, 22:15; 5—Harley Blaske, 25;22; 6—Thoran Cross, 26:30; 7—Alex Mendez, 26:50