Cross country girls finish 16th

Lady Mustangs were among the 16 teams that competed in the Class 5A division of the state cross country championships over the weekend in Round Rock. 

Mark Goodson

Highlander Sports Editor

Marble Falls coach Anthony Torns said he was proud of the way the Lady Mustangs cross country team competed in 2016, but he wasn’t satisfied with finishing 16th as a team in the Class 5A division of the UIL state meet Saturday at Old Settlers Park.

The Lady Mustangs had two seniors wrap up their high school cross country careers and four freshmen get a taste of competing on the big stage.

The Lady Mustangs top finisher was freshman Jaden Johnson in 65th with a time of 19:38.34. It was more than two minutes behind the standout winning pace by McKinney North freshman London Culbreath.

And no the Lady Mustangs were just glad to be here.

“I would never say that,’’ Torns said of the second Lady Mustangs team to make it to state. The 2002 team made it to state when the girls ran at two-mile course.

This year’s state qualifying team – comprised of Kim Boni, Sydney Gibson, Jaden Johnson, Ambrie Lizcano, Ashley Rios, Gisi Mata and Daijah Torns – ran a 5K race (3.1 miles).

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