Presidio cross-country earns high marks at Crane, Bo Coffman meets

The junior varsity boys’ team in Presidio. Photo courtesy of PISD.

PRESIDIO — The Presidio ISD cross-country teams are back on their feet — and so far, it’s looking to be a good season for them.

First, there was the Crane Invitational earlier this month. Varsity runner Marco Rey finished in first place, at just over 16 minutes and 43 seconds.

That win helped put the varsity boys in runner-up position, just behind the 4A state-ranked Andrews team, Coach Alonzo Samaniego said. Varsity girls and junior high boys teams both also placed, with both teams coming in fifth overall.

Then, last Thursday, the teams participated in the Bo Coffman Invitational meet in Presidio, where things were even better — and where students earned multiple first-place wins. Coach Samaniego congratulated them for what he said was an “outstanding performance.”

Rey finished first in the varsity boys category again, followed by Emilio Rios in second. The scene was similar for junior high boys, where Cristoval Zuniga finished first and Jose Dominguez finished second.

In junior varsity boys, the team swept the first through fourth places — with Jason Lara coming in first, Maykol Rey in second, Alejandro Navarrete in third and Jose Juarez in fourth. All three of those teams were team champions, while the varsity girls finished in runner-up position.

Presidio will be hosting the district cross-country meet on October 28.