Varsity boys head for state meet after taking first at regionals

Photo courtesy of Presidio ISD

PRESIDIO — The Presidio varsity boys cross-country team emerged victorious after a regional meet in Lubbock on Monday.

For the second year in the row, the team was crowned regional champions. Star runner Marco Rey came in first place, with a time of around 17 minutes and 28 seconds. Emilio Rios also performed well, coming in seventh place with a time of 17:47.

Coach Alonzo Samaniego said the team hopes to “repeat their success” at a state meet in Round Rock later this month. That state meet is currently scheduled for Monday, November 23, and Tuesday, November 24.

On the girls side, the Lady Devils are not advancing after coming in seventh place. But Coach Samaniego nonetheless congratulated the team on a “great season,” noting that they had won district for the fourth consecutive year. The team hopes to “reload for next season and come back stronger,” he said.

In the girls race, the best performers were Judith Bustamante with a time of 14:15 and Andrea Navarrete with a time of 14:23. Those times put them in 24th and 30th place, respectively.