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Lady Bulldogs finish strong at Cross Country Invitational


The varsity Bandera Lady Bulldog cross country team rested its top 5 runners at the 2107 Bandera Bulldog Pre-District Cross Country Invitational on Oct. 4. The girls who ran as the Bulldog varsity team competed exceptionally well, finishing 3rd — only 13 points behind the 2nd place team (Carrizo Springs) and 14 points behind the 1st place team (Devine).
The junior varsity team did even better. Coming off a 1st place win at the 2017 Poth Pirate Cross Country Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 30, the Lady Bulldog junior varsity continued their winning ways by capturing the 1st plaque at the Bandera Bulldog Invitational. The Varsity Division team standings and point totals were:
1. Devine 50
2. Carrizo Springs 51
3. Bandera 64
4. Hondo 98
5. Crystal City 122
6. Nueces Canyon 130
7. Geneva of Boerne 156
The team standings and point totals in the Junior Varsity Division were:
1. Bandera 29
2. Uvalde 33
3. Lytle 66
The Varsity Girl Division medal winners for the Bandera Lady Bulldog team were:
Freshman: Kendra Schwarz
8th 13:07.5
Junior: Jordan Edwards
9th 13:10.8
Freshman: Natalie Morgan
10th 13:12.4
Sophomore: Penelope Garcia
18th 13:29.6
The other members of the Bandera Lady Bulldog varsity team were senior Abbey MacMillan (26th/14:15.6) and senior Alexandra Soupley (43rd/16:55.9). The medal winners for the Bandera Lady Bulldog junior varsity team were:
Junior : Mary Alvey
1st 13:11.3
Junior: Heather Dickeson
6th 14:05.3
Sophomore: Corrine McMullan
8th 14:19.2
Sophomore: Carson Brzezinski
16th 14:48.1
Freshman: Merlene Arreola
18th 15:01.1
Freshman: Tammera Parrish
24th 15:36.2
The other Lady Bulldog junior varsity runners were sophomore Kathya Gonzalez (27th/16:07.0), freshman Laura Castillo (30th/16:40.6), freshman Lauryn Davila (32nd/16:50.6), and junior Tatianna Trevino (33rd/16:59.6).
The Bandera Bulldog Pre-District Cross Country Invitational on Wednesday, Oct. 4, brought to an end the 2017 invitational cross country season for the both the Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs. Now, both groups move forward to the championship season, which begins with the 2017 District 28-4A Cross Country Championships at the Hondo Municipal Golf Course on Thursday, Oct.12. The championship races are run on a fixed schedule as follows:
9:15 a.m. Varsity Girls
9:45 a.m. Varsity Boys
10:15 a.m. Junior Varsity Girls/Non-Varsity Senior Girls
10:45 a.m. Junior Varsity Boys/Non-Varsity Senior Boys
11:45 a.m. Awards Presentation
Congratulations coaches and teams for hosting a great invitational.