Close to 200 varsity and junior varsity runners hit the trails at Hays High Saturday as they competed in the Hays CISD Invitational at Hays High. The event was the second cross country meet held by Hays and is one of the last few meets for runners to warm up prior to District meets later this month. Dripping Springs’ varsity girls team came away with the team gold medal as Johnson High finished second and Hays took third. In the varsity boys race, Hays High’s team won the gold by narrowly edging out second place Dripping Springs by three points. Johnson High’s varsity boys team finished in third
Dripping Springs Tiger Maddie Livingston (64) begins her slowdown after winning the Hays CISD Invitational Cross Country meet held Saturday at Hays High School
With the finish line in sight and a second place individual finish nearly secured, Lehman Lobo cross country runner Esteban Garza (865) smiles with glee as he stays a step ahead of Pflugerville Hendrickson’s Kevin Castruita at the Hays CISD Invitational meet.
Lehman Lobo Lilyana Castro (858) maintains her pace down the final stretch as Westlake Chaparral Vivienne Brown (939) and Hays High’s Yessie Parra (52) try to close the gap in Saturday’s varsity girls 5,000 meter race at the Hays CISD invitational.
Clocking in a finishing time Saturday was Hays High junior Abby Parra (50) who finished with the individual bronze medal at the Hays CISD Invitational Meet.
Dripping Springs Tiger Caleb Lopez (851) exhales after winning the varsity boys 5,000 meter cross country run at the Hays CISD invitational Saturday.
With Johnson High sophomore Kyra Gaddy (4) closing the gap, Dripping Springs Tiger runner Jesse Bookbinder (60) speeds down the final few meters in the Hays CISD Invitational cross country meet.
It was a photo finish Saturday for Hays High runner Isaac Sellers (right) and Del Valle’s Daniel Sustaita as they cross the finish line in almost the same time in Saturday’s Hays CISD invitational meet.
In a tightly contested race to the finish, Johnson High runner Warren Anguiano (51) sprints down the final stretch as Dripping Springs Tiger Dominic Gearing (848) keeps pace Saturday.