Area cross-country runners competed in the UIL State cross-country meet last Saturday, with Gonzales’ Veronica Moreno finishing in the top 20 and Luling’s Edwin Zamudio winning the race outright.
Moreno competed in the Class 4A girls race, finishing 19th overall with her time of 12:06.11, a personal best.
Luling’s Zamudio is the Class 3A boys state cross-country champion, finishing first overall with his time of 15:35.87, nearly eight seconds faster that Eustace’s Dalton Page who finished at 15:43.10. Zamudio is the lone senior of the bunch.
The Eagles team placed seventh, with Jesus Osorio finished ninth, Abraham Gonzales finishing 92nd, Caleb Brandon finishing 101st, Ivan Martinez at 113 and Ivan Cruz at 131.
Shiner’s Riley Rainosek and Marian Grosenbacher finished 37th and 38th, respectively, in the Class 2A girls race. Rainosek finished with a time of 13:04.18 while Grosenbacher crossed the finish line at 13:04.54.