MISD runners end season at regional

MHS boys and girls compete in tough field; HHS freshman just misses state meet berth

Mirror report
Heritage freshman Eva Jacobsen catches a breather after running the Class 5A Region II girls' championship cross-country meet last week in Grand Prairie. Jacobsen missed by one spot qualifying for a state championship berth.

GRAND PRAIRIE — The Midlothian High School girls posted a ninth-place finish and the Panther boys placed 13th at the Class 5A Region II cross-country championships last Tuesday at Lynn Creek Park.

Sophomore Mayra Finnestad was the lead Lady Panther, placing 47th in 20 minutes, 58.47 seconds. Not far behind was freshman Abigail Wildman in 55th place in 21:16,87, followed by freshman Anaya McGee in 60th in 21:21.86; freshman Jada Prichard in 64th in 21:33.64; and senior Avalon Mitchell in 73rd in 21:49.21. Senior Madison Blanch and junior Samantha Presas also competed.

MHS’ boys were led by junior Makarian Urquhart, who placed 44th in 17:31.63. Classmate Daemon Rodriguez was 56th in 17:46.79. Sophomore Caden Naizer was 87th in 18:21.98; sophomore Kowen Torres was 90th in 18:25.10; and senior Caeleb Bridgins was 99th in 18:32.05 to complete the MHS top five. Senior Caden Grisham and sophomore Miles McArthur also ran for the Panthers.

Class 4A Region II

GRAND PRAIRIE — Heritage High School sent a pair of runners as medalists to the Class 4A Region II girls’ cross-county championships at Lynn Creek Park, and freshman Eva Jacobsen finished 11th individually in 12:21.42 — just missing a state invite by one spot —  while junior Alexandra Schmidt was 46th in 13:02.75.

On the boys’ side, Heritage competed as a team and placed eighth. Senior Dillon Hinds finished 18th in a time of 17:39.58 to lead the charge, followed by junior Jordan Martinez in 40th in 18:31.48. Freshman Ricardo Perez was 50th in 18:49.55; freshman Justin Roberts was 63rd in 19:02.55; and senior Brent Penwarden was 89th in 19:47.70. Freshman Jacob Clasemann and sophomore Casey Jansen also competed.