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2017-11-23

Lady Bulldog Cross Country Athletes keep on winning

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Over the next two or more weeks, the individual members of the 2017 Bandera Lady Bulldog Cross Country Team will begin to receive notification of honors which they have received for their efforts in winning a 10th straight district title, a second straight regional title, and a fourth straight state championship during this past cross country season. To date, the following honors have been earned:

2017 All-District 28-4A Cross Country Team
Sandy Clarkin, senior
Salma Gutierrez, junior
Alia Henderson, senior
Ashlyn Persyn, junior
Caitlyn Thrasher, sophomore
Of the 10-member team, only Bandera had as many as 5 on the team, the next best were Boerne and Fredericksburg with two athletes each.
2017 Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas Class 4A All-Region Cross Country Team.
Sandy Clarkin, senior
Alia Henderson, senior
Ashlyn Persyn, junior
Caitlyn Thrasher, sophomore
Of the 22-member team, only Bandera had as many as 4 on the team.
2017 The Athletics Department Class 4A All-Region Cross Country Team:
1st Team
Sandy Clarkin, senior
Alia Henderson, senior
Ashlyn Persyn, junior
Caitlyn Thrasher, sophomore
Honorable Mention
Salma Gutierrez, junior
Jordan Edwards, sophomore
Kendra Schwarz, freshman
Of the 31-member team, no school, except Bandera, had more than one student on the 1st team, and only Boerne (One 1st team and 6 honorable mention) and Gonzales (All honorable mention) had all 7 runners either 1st team or honorable mention
2017 Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 4A All-State Cross Country Team:
Sandy Clarkin, senior
Salma Gutierrez, junior
Alia Henderson, senior
Ashlyn Persyn, junior
Caitlyn Thrasher, sophomore
2017 Cross Country Coaches Association Class 4A All-State Cross Country Team: Sandy Clarkin, senior
Alia Hendrson, senior
Ashlyn Persyn, junior
Of the 25-member team, only Bandera and Gonzales had more than three named to the team.
2017 The Athletics Department Class 4A All-State Cross Country Team:
1st Team
Alia Henderson, senior
Honorable Mention:
Mary Alvey, junior
Sandy Clarkin, senior
Jordan Edwards, sophomore
Salma Gutierrez, junior
Ashlyn Persyn, junior
Caitlyn Thrasher, sophomore
Of the 38-member team, only Bandera, Fort Worth Castleberry and Alvarado each had 7 members on the team.
2017-2018 Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 1A-4A Cross Country All-Stars (Limited to juniors only):
Salma Gutierrez – Junior
Ashlyn Persyn – Junior
Of the 16 selected, Bandera was the only school to have two chosen by the coaches.
2017-2018 Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 1A-4A Cross Country Legacy All-Stars (Limited to seniors only):
Sandy Clarkin, senior
Alia Henderson, senior
Of the 20 selected, only Bandera, East Bernard, Gonzales and Hamilton had 2 selected from their school.
2017-2018 Texas Girls Coaches Association Class 1A-4A Cross Country Athlete of the Year (1st Year for the selection not to be restricted to seniors only):
Alia Henderson, senior
Obviously, hard work pays off in terms of team success and individual awards and honors. Please note that all 8 of the 2017 Bandera Lady Bulldogs who ran at either the 2017 UIL Region IV Cross Country Championships or the 2017 UIL State Cross Country Championships have already earned recognition from at least one or more of the three organizations that have presently released their lists of honors and achievements for the 2017 cross country season. There most likely will be even more athletic recognition coming in the near future, as well as academic recognition.