Athens Review, Athens, Texas


October 24, 2012


Eustace boys, girls claims titles in dominant fashion at 13-2A meet

EUSTACE — Dominance was expected, and expectations were met.

The Eustace varsity girls and boys cross country teams each claimed championships at the District 13-2A meet held Monday at 4 Pines Ranch.

The wins qualify Eustace to compete at regionals Nov. 3 at Vandergriff Park in Arlington. Kemp will join the party after finishing second in the boys and girls divisions.

On the girls’ side, Michelle Gomez came in first overall with a time of 14:07.15. Eustace claimed an astounding seven top 10 finishes. with Samantha Crocker (14:44.64), Noa Taylor (14:45.00) and Meagan Gunter (15:13.04) finishing third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

The only runners not from Eustace to crack the top 10 were Life Red Oak’s Jordan Barnes, who finished second overall with a time of 14:18.53; Malakoff’s Brenda Cruz (5th, 14:50.34); Kemp’s Mikalia Gutierrez (6th, 15:21.79) and Kelsey Gage (7th, 15:30.64); and Scurry-Rosser’s Cheyanne Binley (9th, 15:34.14). Life Red Oak, Malakoff and Scurry-Rosser, however, ran with incomplete teams and did not count in the team standings.

All six of Eustace’s male runners finished in the top 11, led by Evan Arambula’s first-place overall run of 17:22.06. Mark Zimmerer was third at 17:57.56 and Hunter Rose wasn’t far behind in fourth at 18:24.62.

Kemp’s Jesus Perez finished second overall with a time of 17:57.29. Malakoff’s top finisher was Andy Garcia, who came in 18th with a time of 21:18.65.





1. Michelle Gomez, 14:07.15

3. Samantha Crocker, 14:44.64

4. Noa Taylor, 14:45.00

5. Meagan Gunter, 15:13.04

8. Crystal Garza, 15:42.43

9. Madi Allen, 15:43.89

10. Casey Bramblitt, 15:48.61


6. Mikalia Gutierrez, 15:21.79

7. Kelsey Gage, 15:30.64

11. Abby Bell, 15:55.00

14. Jessica Van Pamel, 16:14.89

15. Scout Rogers, 16:21.29

17. Austin Laguaradia, 16:57.28

20. Harley Foster, 19:17.42


5. Brenda Cruz, 14:50.34

24. Juana Cruz, 17:45.57



1. Evan Arambula, 17:22.06

3. Mark Zimmerer, 17:57.56

4. Hunter Rose, 18:24.62

6. Jason Ballenger, 19:14.54

8. Preston Schwartz, 19:32.03

11. Gavin Kirkhart, 20:13.40


2. Jesus Perez, 17:57.29

14. James Kimbrell, 20:50.54

15. Sebastian Tobar, 20:50.81

17. Toribio Vega, 20:59.84

24. Forrest Summerhill, 22:41.03

32. Jesse Hall, 23:42.00

34. Garrett Haley, 24:30.81


18. Andy Garcia, 21:18.65

21. Rene Aguilar, 21:56.51

29. Treijon Jackson, 23:34.87

30. Jake Woolverton, 23:39.06

31. Dylan Grim, 23:39.31

37. Daniel Romero, 27:09.20

38. Michael Allen, 30:10.00

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