HILLSBORO — The Heritage High School boys and girls cross country teams both placed second in their divisions at the District 17-4A meet on Monday at Hillsboro’s Wallace Park.
In the girls varsity division, running a course of 3,200 meters, Heritage junior Renee Elliott came in second in a time of 12 minutes, 27.45 seconds, about 16 seconds behind the pace of freshman gold medalist Charzelle Williams of Life Waxahachie.
Other results for the Jaguars included junior Rachel Allen, eighth place in 13:17.32; freshman Alexandra Schmidt, 10th place in 13:32.61; sophomore Kaylee Norwood, 12th place in 13:45.72; and sophomore Kayla Moore, 19th in 14:16.10 to round out Heritage’s team total. Other HHS runners included freshman Ella Brown in 26th place and junior Emilee Page in 29th place.
Alvarado won the meet, placing four runners in the top 10 to total 34 points to Heritage’s 51.
On the boys’ side, the Jags were led by senior Ethan Agreda, who placed fifth individually on the 5,000-meter course in 17:36.54; and classmate Malachi Klor, who came in eighth in 18:04.27.
Senior Garrett Garvin was 11th in 18:14.33, sophomore Brent Penwarden was 16th in 18:47.30 and senior Noah Wagnon was 17th in 18:51.61 for Heritage’s five team runners. Senior Tyson Wiens added a 23rd-place finish and sophomore Ross Hinds was 27th.
Hillsboro controlled its home course to win the meet with 24 points, while Heritage was second with 52 points and Venus was third with 76.
Both Heritage varsity squads will be looking to advance to the University Interscholastic League state cross country championships in Round Rock in the coming weeks.