Lopez, Jacks ready for district xc meet

The Diboll distance runners got a final tune-up before the District 18-3A meet at the Coca Cola Classic Cross Country meet held Saturday, Oct. 12, at Abe Martin Stadium.
It turned out to be a preview of what fans might get to see Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Central High School when Sam Farrell of Hudson and Hector Lopez of Diboll will vie to see who will be district champion.
Farrell got the upper hand Saturday, taking the Class 1A-3A Division title. He covered the 3.1-meter course in 16 minutes, 6 seconds – just 2 ticks ahead of Lopez.
Huntington won the team championship with 35 points, and district rival Central took second with 56 points. Diboll finished fourth with 121 points.
Varsity boys 1A-3A individual results (district competitors) – 1st, Sam Farrell, Hudson, 16:06; 2nd, Hector Lopez, Diboll, 16:08; 3rd, Gerardo Rodriguez, Hudson, 16:58; 7th, Mason Snelson, Central, 17:23; 8th, Andrew Hernandez, Diboll, 17:25; 9th, Jose Calamaco, Hudson, 17:27; 10th, Jonathan Carillo, Central, 17:32; 11th, Kris Nobles, Central, 17:44; River Thompson, Hudson, 17:46; 13th, Brandon Clemens, Hudson, 17:48; 16th, Wesley Metts, Central, 18:04; 17th, Aaron Cox, Central, 18:09; 18th, Caleb Stewart, Diboll, 18:12; 24th, Jonathan Day, Hudson, 18:29; 28th, Carter Vaughn, Central, 18:37; 35th, Stephen Badeaux, Diboll, 19:02; 39th, Jarod Sprinkle, Central, 19:09; 43rd, Trace Loya, Central, 19:14; 44th, Jose Alvarez, Central, 19:15; 48th, Dustin Ramsey, Hudson, 19:24; 72nd, Justin Davis, Huntington, 20:28; 64th, Ariel Encarnacion, Diboll, 20:48; 87th, Austin Mewborn, Diboll, 20:54; 91st, Jair Ruiz, Diboll, 21:02; 92nd, Aaron Cantu, Diboll, 21:03; 98th, Jesse Thompson, Huntington, 21:21; 101st, Truett Page, Huntington, 21:29; 102nd, Omar Solis, Diboll, 21:32; 108th, Joseph Houston, Huntington, 22:08; 111th, Zach Brown, Huntington, 22:27; 128th, Casin Boyd, Huntington, 24:11; and 129th, Matthew Hollis, 24:12.

Hector Lopez
Hector Lopez