Lady Tigers rout field at Keene meet
GLEN ROSE — Last week, the Glen Rose girls cross country team tied for first, but was relegated to second place due to the tiebreaker.
On Wednesday at Keene, the Lady Tigers made sure there would be no tie this time as they cruised to the win, beating second-place Godley by 39 points as each GR scoring runner placed 18th or better.
“It’s always great to win, and we did that by a pretty good margin,” Glen Rose cross country coach Ramsey Ghazal said. “It’s a great luxury to have six or seven runners who can medal instead of three or four. That is the strength of this team.”
Glen Rose finished with 53 points, followed by Godley (92), Brock (126), Hico (127) and Hillsboro (191) to round out the Top 5 in the 13-team meet.
“Our runner order of finish was very different than our first race,” Ghazal said. “That’s a great sign of having a good team. We have a really good pack of runners who are competing with each other in practice which makes us exponentially better at the meets.”
Lily Melton, who placed fifth overall with the time of 13 minutes, 51.92 seconds, led the Lady Tigers. She was followed by Daylyn Cassidy (10th, 14:03.9); Catie Everston (13th, 14:20.44); Alexis Rynders (16th, 14:36.76); and Delaila Gomez (18th, 14:41.39).
“Today, our sixth-place runner from the last meet, Catie Evertson, finished third on our team,” Ghazal said. “She blew her PR away by 40 seconds on a pretty tough course.”
Colleyville’s Emily Smith won the meet with the time of 13:02.96.
The Lady Tigers are back in action Sept. 8 at Hico.