FHS boys medal at McNeil XC meet

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Fredericksburg High School cross country ran through another hot meet.

The Billies competed in the McNeil XC Invitational on Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

Varsity boys finished ninth and varsity girls came in 19th.

Two runners earned medals: Khristian Torres (ninth) and Ray Romero (20th).

Both teams ran midday time slots, battling a 100-degree heat index.

“Many of the kids handled the heat well again, but performances were definitely affected among all runners in our divisions,” coach Dan Aldrich said. “Once again there were racers with heat-related issues and unfortunately, we had a severe heat exhaustion issue with one of our athletes who was unable to finish the race and needed medical attention.”

Junior Andrew Kendrick led the 4A boys’ race until collapsing during the final 500 meters of the race.

“Up until that point, he was running a superior time and had a 50-meter lead on the runner who finished first,” Aldrich said. “He has returned home and is showing symptoms of improvement with the plan to take a few weeks to recover prior to our district meet.”

FHS runs in the Mason meet starting 2 p.m. today at Fort Mason City Park.

The Billies run in Llano the following Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Llano High School.

Varsity boys

1. Liberty Hill .............................. 52

2. Progreso ................................. 80

3. Argyle ..................................... 88

4. Huffman Hargrave ............... 119

5. Gainesville ............................ 146

6. FHS .................................... 148

7. Zapata ................................... 227

8. Hays Johnson ....................... 228

Individual results

9. Khristian Torres ................. 17:31

20. Ray Romero ..................... 18:10

25. Kaleb Torres .................... 18:19

36. Troy Kneese ..................... 18:37

60. Miles Hammond .............. 19:47

71. Jose Lopez ....................... 19:55

88. Kade Jenschke ................ 20:29

90. Blake Penick .................... 20:32

104. Graham Hammond ....... 20:56

Varsity girls

1. Argyle ................................... 107

2. Alvarado ............................... 117

3. Liberty Hill ............................ 122

4. Ursuline Academy ................ 138

5. Celina .................................... 143

6. Huffman Hargrave ............... 166

7. Bandera ................................. 191

8. Sanger ................................... 224

Individual results

92. Juliana Martinez .............. 15:18

97. Maribella Arias ................. 15:24

101. Anna Gold ...................... 15:33

106. Nahomi Arias ................. 15:38

110. Jaelynn Rock .................. 15:51

129. Vanessa Herrera ............ 16:15

134. Julissa Sanchez .............. 16:21

150. Clara Quay ..................... 16:55

155. Reese Griffin ................... 17:17

156. Aleah Constantine ......... 17:18