On Saturday, October 19, the Waldron Cross Country Sr High and Jr High teams showed off their leg speed in the Van Buren Pointer Classic. Along with 30 other teams, the Bulldogs stepped onto the dirt as their opponents quivered with fear at the thought of having to race them. With one meet left until District, Waldron has had an impeccable season with no signs of that slowing down now.
The Sr High Girls’ team took First Place in the Invitational with Maria Grano medaling in 2nd with a new personal best of 21:33. The Top 15 from each division took home a medal. Constance Richmond earned 8th with a time of 23:22, Ryleigh Anschutz took 10th with a 24:12 time, McKenzi Stidman made 11th with 24:13, Melissa Schroeder secured 14th clocking in at 24:49, and Kentucky Spence placed 15th with 24:56.
The Sr High Boys’ team grabbed a Third Place win with two Bulldogs seeing a payday. Ethan Martin placed 10th with 19:02 and Baldy Villarreal took 14th with a time of 19:33. The Jr High Boys’ team placed 2nd with Landon Defoor taking 14th at 13:38 and Jordan Kerr earning 15th with 13:43. The Jr High girls who received medals were Emily Sears in 9th with a time of 12:10, Ailey Ledesma in 10th with 12:47, and Ashlynn Stidman taking 12th clocking in at 13:12.
The Bulldogs will take on their final meet before District on Wednesday, October 23 at the Top 25 SW Regional in Acorn at 3:30 p.m. District will follow on October 28 at 4 p.m. in Elkins.