Shiner schools finish with top spots in Moulton races

Lady Apaches place 2nd in 3A-6A race


MOULTON — Shiner St. Paul Catholic and Shiner High took first and second, respectively, in the 1A-2A varsity girls race in Moulton last Saturday, Sept. 8.

Julianna Davis led the way for the Lady Cardinals, placing first overall with her time of 13:13.8. Rebecca Wagner placed second overall while Bailey Blair took 12th, Macy Grabarkavietz placed 22nd and Grace Pilat placed 35th.

Shiner High’s Lillian Egan led the Lady Comanches, placing sixth overall with her time of 14:27.6. Mari Grosenbacher placed 13th, Hannah Pustka placed 21st, Jacy Chrismon placed 36th and Autumn Bishop finished 55th.

The Gonzales Lady Apaches competed in the 3A-6A race, placing second with 45 points to only Yoakum who had 36 points. Leading the way was Veronica Moreno who placed first at 12:53.7. Other top racers include Maura Garcia who finished eighth, Krystalynn Buesing who finished 11th, Stephanie Reyna who finished 12th and Shelby Davis who finished 13th.

Nixon-Smiley also competed, with Lilliana Jenks finished 56th, Shayla Munoz finished 57th and Sidney Alvarez finishing 61st.

The JV Lady Apaches finished with a perfect score, dominating the competition while the junior high Lady Apaches also took gold in the meet.

“It was a great day for the Gonzales girls,” Gonzales head coach Cully Doyle said.

On the boys side, St. Paul placed second overall. The Cardinals were led by Walker Jackson who finished first overall with a time of 17:47.4. Other racers include Sam Benes who finished 19th overall, Dalton Jahn finished 40th, Noah Boedeker finished 64th and Taylor Robinson finished 91st.

The fourth-place Shiner Comanches were led by Noah Matthews who finished second. Behind him were Aiden Selbert who finished eighth overall, Jayden Carson who finished 24th, Mason Downey who finished 63rd and Jared Shimek who finished 105th.

The Apaches had a three-man group compete in the 3A-6A varsity race, with Avery Almaguer placing sixth, Antonio Hernandez 11th and Ruben Ortiz 24th.

Also competing in the varsity race was Nixon-Smiley runners Antonio Rangel who finished 21st, Modesto Limon who finished 46th, Joely Barajas who finished 72nd and Fernando Acevedo who finished 85th.

The JV Apaches finished third, with Avram Almaguer leading the way at second overall. Daniel Garcia placed 13th, Carlos Mendoz finished 14th, Mark Burek finished 18th and Alejandro Reyna finished 27th.

The junior high Apache boys finished 11th as a team while the Waelder junior high boys finished seventh. St. Paul Catholic took fourth and Shiner Junior High finished 10th.