FHS varsity runners third at home meet

  • Keeping their pace, Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ runners Ian Kendrick, Jose De Los Reyes De La Fuente and Cole Jenschke were among the 296 boys running in the Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. De Los Reyes De La Fuente was 14th with a time of 17:27, Kendrick was 15th with a time of 17:36 and Jenschke was 17th with a time of 17:38. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
    Keeping their pace, Fredericksburg High School varsity boys’ runners Ian Kendrick, Jose De Los Reyes De La Fuente and Cole Jenschke were among the 296 boys running in the Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. De Los Reyes De La Fuente was 14th with a time of 17:27, Kendrick was 15th with a time of 17:36 and Jenschke was 17th with a time of 17:38. — Standard-Radio Post/Richard Zowie
  • Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ runners, Bethany Kendrick, Mia Torres and Julissa Sanchez, run the two-mile course at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Saturday at the Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational. Torres finished 11th with a time of 13:04, Kendrick was 13th with a time of 13:08 and Sanchez was 14th with a time of 13:11.
    Fredericksburg High School varsity girls’ runners, Bethany Kendrick, Mia Torres and Julissa Sanchez, run the two-mile course at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park on Saturday at the Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational. Torres finished 11th with a time of 13:04, Kendrick was 13th with a time of 13:08 and Sanchez was 14th with a time of 13:11.
  • Four Fredericksburg High School runners race to top 10 finishes in the girls’ junior varsity division of the Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Pictured from front to back are Patricia Rojas, who finished third with a time of 14:38; Nahomi Arias, who was first with a time of 14:14; Ana Montoya who was fifth with a time of 14:46, and Oneida Rodriguez who was sixth with a time of 14:48.
    Four Fredericksburg High School runners race to top 10 finishes in the girls’ junior varsity division of the Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational on Saturday morning at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Pictured from front to back are Patricia Rojas, who finished third with a time of 14:38; Nahomi Arias, who was first with a time of 14:14; Ana Montoya who was fifth with a time of 14:46, and Oneida Rodriguez who was sixth with a time of 14:48.
  • Corbin Styles of the Fredericksburg High School junior varsity boys’ team runs to a second-place finish in his division with a time of 18:32 on Saturday. Close on his heels are teammates, from left, Judah Farmer (11th, 19:12), Joel Jenschke (fifth, 18:57) and Ethan Littlejohn (28th, 20:33).
    Corbin Styles of the Fredericksburg High School junior varsity boys’ team runs to a second-place finish in his division with a time of 18:32 on Saturday. Close on his heels are teammates, from left, Judah Farmer (11th, 19:12), Joel Jenschke (fifth, 18:57) and Ethan Littlejohn (28th, 20:33).
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Over 500 runners were here on Saturday to compete in the Fredericksburg High School Cross Country Invitational at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

“This past weekend, we hosted the 2016 Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational with 296 boys and 269 girls finishing the races,” Coach Dan Aldrich said.

“The weather was perfect and the teams visiting had a great time running the hills of the park against solid competition,” he said.

“A big thanks goes to our adult volunteers, Fredericksburg Police Officer Chris Ayala and Shane Purvis’ Criminal Justice team from FHS and the staff at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park for allowing us to host our meet again this year,” Aldrich said.

On Saturday, the FHS varsity boys and varsity girls each finished third in their divisions while the Billies won both JV divisions.

“I am very proud of our group in how they handled the emotional stresses of the week we experienced in the Fredericksburg Independent School District community,” Aldrich said. “It is always nice to see how our athletes come together as a family and represent themselves in times of difficulty.”

This week, the FHS varsity boys and girls will be running in the McNeil Cross Country Invitational at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

“Last year, there were over 400 runners in our division that showed up to compete and this year I am expecting the same,” Aldrich said. “We race at 11:40 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.”

 

FHS varsity girls

With 78 points, the FHS varsity girls finished third in the team standings at the Fredericksburg Cross Country Invitational on Saturday.

Bandera was first with 41 points and Kerrville was second with 76 points.

“Two-time state champion Bandera won the varsity girls division, and it was great to see that we were not far behind them,” Aldrich said.

Hopefully in the next four weeks, we will be able to gain some more ground on them as we battle for regional and state qualifying team spots,” Aldrich said.

Finishing behind FHS were Boerne with 98 points, Wimberley with 158 points, Harper with 164 points, Llano with 180 points, Brady with 211 points, Nueces Canyon with 213 points and Canyon Lake with 264 points.

Leading the FHS girls across the finish line on Saturday was Mia Torres, 11th with a time of 13:04; Bethany Kendrick, 13th with a time of 13:08; Julissa Sanchez, 14th with a time of 13:11; Lauren Kennedy, 17th with a time of 13:18, and Clarissa Sanchez, 23rd with a time of 13:31.

Also, Nicole Penick was 25th with a time of 13:34, Jennifer Ramirez was 39th with a time of 14:00 and Kambree Kothmann was 50th with a time of 14:06.

 

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