Owls prep for district at Devine XC meet 


     Devine -- The Hondo cross country teams competed in one final invitational before the District 30-4A meet, when they went to Devine for the second straight week last Wednesday, Oct. 6.

     The Hondo varsity boys’ team placed seventh out of the nine teams in the field. Zachary Rodriguez finished 21st in a time of 20:09.5 on the 5K trail at the Devine Golf Course. Riley Seitz placed 26th, followed by Ethan Hernandez (43rd), Garrett Scott (45th), Daedyn Rodriguez (51st), Marcus Gutierrez (57th) and Aiden Tapia (58th).

     San Antonio Christian, Lytle and Devine took the top three team spots.

In the girls’ two-mile run, Hondo was paced by Sarah Windrow’s 25th place time of 14:37.2. Camryn Cary was 39th, followed by Annalise  Muennink (43rd), Rozlin Haynie (46th), Molly Lessing (51st), Monica Almanza (60th) and Dennise Moore (67th).

     Lytle won the girls’ team division, followed by Pleasanton and SA Christian. Hondo finished eighth among 10 teams.

     The district meet took place Wednesday morning, Oct. 13, in Uvalde.

     Qualifiers will advance to the Region IV-4A meet at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Monday, Oct. 25.