Redskins Run Well in Borger
Joe Denoyer - September 3, 2017 10:27 pm
The Liberal Redskin cross country teams started their season on Saturday at the Borger
Invitational in Borger, Texas. The Redskins joined 25 other schools to make it a very competitive meet to
kick off the year. The boys ran a three mile and the girls competed in a two-mile race.
The junior varsity girls were the first race of the day and they had 4 girls finish on the medal
stand. The Redskins were led by senior Reyn Slatten who finished in 8 th . Kimberly Alacron was the 11 th
finisher of the day. Ashley Hernandez was the 14 th medaler in the race. Bryanna Banuelos placed 24 th
for the Redskins. Other runners included, Alexa Puerto 29 th , Erika Valverde 37 th , Aileen Moreno 38 th ,
Esmeralda Gutierrez 51 st , Ivette Sanchez 61 st , Joann Rivera 62 nd , Alondra Bolivar 66 th , Emily Borjas 70 th ,
Jennifer Mosso Ocampo 73 rd , Brianna Dominguez 87 th , and Leslie Blanco 90 th . The Lady Red JV placed 2 nd
as a team with 77 points.
The Boys JV team had six place on the podium in Cory Nguyen in 4 th place, Aaron Barbosa 12 th ,
Merrick Dodge 14 th , Aaron Venegas 17 th , Jacob Sautter 20 th , and Jack Maxwell 21 st . Other JV runners
included Izek Olivas 35 th , Oscar Palacios 36 th , Cesar Dominguez 41 st , and Malik Gavidia 57 th . The Boys JV
team finished in 3 rd place with 61 points.
The varsity girls roster included seniors Kelsey Ramsey, Ali Lucero, and Alondra Alvarado, junior
Gisselle Melendez, sophomores Katie Horyna and Audrey Gilmore, and freshman Reece Hay. Horyna not
only led the Redskins but she led the race as well. Horyna’s two-mile time of 11:48 bested 2 nd place by 18
seconds. Horyna’s 3K split in her race was enough for the record books as she took over the top spot in
LHS history. Horyna has the second fastest 5K record in school history and the fourth fastest 4K in school
history, and she will have a shot to move up in the record books in both distances this season. Kelsey
Ramsey was the second runner for the Redskins completing the course in 12:47 good enough for 7 th
place. Audrey Gilmore, in her first cross country race ever, set the bar high completing the course in
13:24 and a 26 th place finish. Hay who was also competing in her first cross country race was the 44 th
runner to cross the line in 13:48. Ali Lucero was the Redskins 5 th scoring runner in 50 th place with a time
of 14:01. The Redskins 6 th and 7 th runners were Gisselle Melendez and Alondra Alvarado who were 64 th
and 86 th with times of 14:16 and 14:45. The varsity girls race was won by Boise City with a score of 85,
Panhandle was 2 nd with 89, and the Redskin finished in 3 rd with 117 points.
The varsity boys race was the last of the day and the Redskins brought lots of experience with six
juniors and one freshman making up their 7 varsity runners. The duo of Xavier Perez and Antonio
Borunda ran side by side until the last 400 meters when Perez pulled away to run a time of 16:49 to
finish in 2 nd place, while Borunda’s time of 17:03 was the 6 th best time. Javier Carrillo was closing in on
Borunda as he finished right on his heels with a time of 17:06 in 7 th place. Freshman Alex Lopez and
junior Joel Obando ran times of 17:36 to place them as the 16 th and 17 th runners. Fausto Parral also
finished on the podium with his 24 th place completing the course in 18:00. Josh Diazdeleon’s time of
18:45 was the 38 th best time of the day. The Redskins ended with 40 points to claim the team
championship just edging out Amarillo’s Randall High School with 42 points. Dumas was third with 105
The LHS cross country teams will travel to Hesston, Kansas on Thursday the 7 th to compete in the
Swather Special where 57 schools are currently signed up to compete in the meet.