DENTON — Both the Sherman and Denison cross-country teams had multiple qualifiers for the Class 5A Region I meet after their performances at the District 5-5A race at North Lakes Park on Tuesday.
The Sherman boys were the district runner-up with 64 points, 30 behind champ Denton and 14 points ahead of the other region qualifier, Denton Ryan.
Senior Jacob Charske led the Bearcats with a sixth-place finish in 17:51.47 while junior Eric Garcia was 10th in 17:59.02. Senior Armando Arredondo was 13th in 18:08.27, classmates Reynel Rodriguez (18:26.64) and Simon Scheibmeir (18:27.07) were 17th and 18th and senior Julian Cantu was 25th in 18:51.68.
Denison senior Wilson Kirkbride qualified for regionals with an eighth place finish in 17:58.39 as the Yellow Jackets placed fifth in the team standings.
Sophomore Damian Moreno was 20th in 18:35.72, senior Brauilo Prado was 28th in 19:03.06, freshman Tommy Prater was 33rd at 19:14.73, junior Dillon Patton was 43rd in 20:19.56, freshman Kelan Becker was right behind in 20:20.51 and junior Shelby Larowe was 45th in 20:31.52.
On the girls side, a pair of Lady Yellow Jackets qualified for regionals with top 10 finishes. Senior Aubyn Thompson made it for the third straight year as she was third in 20:36.49 and sophomore Christina Hernandez was eighth in 21:33.02.
Denison finished fourth as a team and was one point from qualifying as a team. Junior Zaycia Guthrie was 14th in 22:13.68, senior Katy Bonham was 21st in 22:52.82, sophomore Regan McClure was right behind in 22:59.20, freshman Karsen Ives was 23rd in 23:04.39 and junior Emory Redwine was 30th in 23:38.41.
Sherman junior Libby Ticknor qualified for the second straight year with a sixth-place finish in 21:06.73 as the Lady Bearcats were fifth as a team.
Senior Jessica Gramajo was 25th in 23:11.78, junior Yesenia Martinez placed 29th in 23:36.81, freshman Lizbeth Sanchez was 31st at 23:41.07, junior Fatima Terrazas was 39th in 24:41.22, junior Presleigh Walser was 44th in 25:22.30 and junior Kursten Alexander was 48th in 26:14.29.
The 5A Region I meet will be at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock on October 23.