Yoe Cross Country running well
he Yoe Cross Country team hosted the Milam County Triangular Sept. 15 in a field that included Cameron, Rockdale, and Milano.
The girl’s team finished second behind Rockdale with an overall score of 35 to Rockdale’s 28.
Yierra Flemings was the first to cross the finish line with a time of 9:44. Logan Pevehouse was next with a time of 10:12. Alexis Mendoza then came in with a time of 11:44, Mirella Alvarez was next with a time of 13:02. Emely Garcia came next with a time of 13:25, Judith Lopez finished with a time of 13:34. Luzenda Landa was the last to come through with a time of 14:02.
The boy’s team came in first ahead of Rockdale with an overall of 24 to Rockdale’s 31.
Nathan Evans was the first to finish with a time of 10:24, Damon Flemings came next with a time of 10:55. Tracer Lopez was next with a time of 11:12, Brady Havens was next with a time of 11:16, Joshua Jochec was next to finish with a time of 11:43, Brock Wright finished next with a time of 12:05, Cesar Munoz came next with a time of 13:34, Zach Frausto was last to finish with a time of 13:46.
“Well, we knew it was going to be a hard fight,” said Coach Dale Keen. “Rockdale was going to come gunning for us and they did. We’re fortunate the boys stepped up and did what they were supposed to. All year long, they’re attitude has been like that, very good”
The team also competed on Sept. 18 in a Caldwell invitational as the boy’s varsity took the first six places to win over the other four schools with an overall score of 15.
“Anytime you have the first five places that’s what we call a perfect score we scored 15 points this was a fairly small meet but was significant as we put six people ahead of Caldwell’s number one man and Caldwell has a decent program it’s been a long time since we’ve had a perfect score in competition,” said Keen. “We’ve done it in the past but I can’t remember when the last time was.”
“On the girls’ side, I’m disappointed we had the first two people and we weren’t able to put someone in there and break Rockdale up,” said Keen. “What they did was we had 1 and 2, then they had 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 also and that forced us to a higher point total. The girls know they have some work, I got two pretty experienced runners and everyone else is pretty much a beginner.”
On the girl’s side only girls ran on varsity: Yierra Flemings and Logan Pevehouse. Fleming was first and Pevehouse was third.
“We are excited that Yierra seems to be getting in better condition and running better and then Logan is recovering from her injury that she had and she seems to be on schedule to come back and maybe can peak at the right time,” said Keen.
Cameron will be hosting their next meet and is scheduled for Sept. 25.