Buena Vista girls take second at state cross country meet


The Buena Vista High School girls cross country team took second place in the UIL State 1A Girls cross country meet held Nov. 9 in Round Rock.

Cumby Miller Grove won the state title with 54 points, placing three runners among the top six finishers – including first and second place – and five runner in the top 28.

Buena Vista, which won the Region 2 title, finished with 111 points, 24 points ahead of third-place Ackerly Sands.

Top finishers for the Longhorns on the two-mile course were freshman Ireland Sanchez (8th, 12:40.72); sophomore Mariana Sanchez (15th, 13:06.32); sophomore Kylie Dominguez (23rd, 13:24.89); sophomore Melissa Rodriguez (24th, 13:26.85); sophomore Fernanda Malagon (41st, 13:42.61); and sophomore Melanie Malagon (88th, 15:13.78).

The team is coached by Jacob Benavidez.

In 1A boys, Buena Vista's Matthew Pena finished 48th on the three-mile course with a time of 17:52.32.

In 2A girls, Iraan high School's Emily McGhee took 33rd

with a time of 12:59.73.


Also competing Saturday for Buena Vista will be Matthew Pena, who qualified as an individual with a 4th-place finish in the

Emily McGhee in the girl's 2A meet.