Middle School Results
Brock Kappelmann - September 20, 2022 6:52 am
From Coach Lobmeyer –
What a day to be an Apache Cross Country athlete. Heat, wind, and a hill were the obstacles to beat in Ulysses. This race was a tough one made tougher with the heat and wind. The competition came strong and ready to challenge all participants, including our Apache athletes.
All seventh graders jumped off the bus ready to run and show what they can do. Leading the way was Juan Ledesma with a two mile time of 17:56. Alexis Arcos followed at a distance to finish his first two mile race at 23:02. Elian Escobar finished his two mile strong with the extra encouragement of family to see his finish at 27:04.
Running with the boys were the 7th grade girls who were able to place 2nd out of 4 teams. Due to injuries and illness we were missing a part of our team and we hope to have them back with us for next week. Yaretzi Escobar took the lead for her team and finished the race in 10th place with a time of 18:53. Congratulations on the only Apache medal of the day. Three ladies finished within seconds of each other, Yasmin Enriquez, Danna Ortega, and Dianiley Vega. Yasmin just barely missed a medal coming in 16th with a time of 21:00. Sticking close was Danna at 21:02 and Dianiley at 21:09. Keeping the trio in sight was Bailey Castro coming in with a time of 21:48. Zaira Mendoza and Bella Patel challenged each other at the finish coming in at 24:44 and 24:51 respectively. Never giving up, Joceline Rosales, Yaretzi Rosas and Jaydelyn Ryan with times of 25:50, 26:40 and 30:19. All of the seventh graders are looking forward to going back to their one mile races for the last three meets.
Following the seventh grade race were the eighth graders. Both the boys and the girls teams placed fourth out of a total of eight teams. Jose Escobar was seconds behind earning his medal earning 16th place with a time of 14:49. Cain Ortiz came in next with a time of 15:28 and followed closely by Benjamyn Brockett at a time of 15:49. Marco Rivas and Brandon Ailon brought in the Apaches with times of 16:32 and 17:14.
Our third close medal came from Evelin Tarango with the 8th grade girls who finished in 16th place with a time of 18:10. She was trailed closely by Grace Diazdeleon in 21th at 18:50. Jessica Diazdeleon and Alea Diaz also finished within seconds of each other with times of 22:22 and 22:26 respectively. Bringing everyone home was Yvanna Rivera and her time of 22:56.
What can be learned from this race: running a long slow hill multiple times in the heat is not always fun. Athletes like knowing where to start sprinting and rely on coaches to be there. Most importantly, hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Without proper hydration completing a race can become impossible and dangerous.
Eisenhower Lady Warriors 8th grade faced off against Dodge City MS and Dodge City Comanche today.