Regional Bound

The Hornets team stands for a picture after learning they made regionals. Pictured (l-r) Javier Olvera, Saul Medina, Salvador Hernandez Jr., Coach Salvador Hernandez Sr., Cameron Cortez, Eryc Oliver,  Antonio Martinez and Edgar Hernandez. 

 

The Louise Hornets boys cross country runners extended their season a little longer Monday after by placing third overall as a team at the district meet at Green Dixon Park in Shiner. Junior Javier Olvera finished first, winning the district championship by a whopping 34 seconds.

“I was pleased with the performances,” Hornets Coach Salvador Hernandez Sr. said. “Throughout the (race) the times weren’t the fastest times they run, I guess the kids were nervous. But it was a good race. I’m pleased the kids are going to advance to another regional meet for the second time and that’s good.”

After a fourth-place finish a year ago, Olvera beat every other cross country runner in district Monday morning with a time of 18:22.79.

“He was happy winning first-place, I mean there is nothing else (higher) he can do, he’s leading that pack,” Hernandez Sr. said.

Overall the Hornets had two runners medal with freshmen Antonio Martinez placing third with a time of 19:11.06.

While Olvera finished in first, even he wasn’t immune to a slower time than his season-best. The slow times give the whole team room to improve before regionals which is two weeks away and will take place at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

“I like when there is room for growth and we know we can do better,” Hernandez Sr. said. “That’s a little extra challenge. We have two weeks to get ready for regionals with the chance to advance to state. Let’s keep pushing hard and be ready to practice.”

Complete Results:

Salvador Hernandez 21:28.66

Cameron Cortez 22:46.50

Edgar Hernandez 22:49.77

Eryc Oliver 23:29.30

Saul Medina 26:05.17

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