ARLINGTON — The Valley View boys cross country team took home the Region II-1A championship last Saturday at Vandergriff Park in Arlington.
The Eagles’ Gonzalito Dominguez won the individual title over 5-kilometers in 17 minutes, 5.27 seconds as Valley View crushed the field with 47 points.
The top 10 individuals and the top three teams move on to the UIL State Cross Country Championships at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday.
Hunter Barnes took fifth for Valley View, which finished eighth as a team at state a year ago. Joe Don Pembroke took 11th, Micah Davidson took 12th and Kollin Meyer was 20th to round out the top five eagles.
Lindsay’s John Price also medaled with a seventh place finish. Price will be the Knight’s lone representative at the state meet.
Poolville took second with a score of 131, Lindsay was sixth and Era was 15th in the team standings.
Lindsay’s Lauren Gibbs and Megan Holt took first and second place respectively in the girls Region II-1A race.
Gibbs, who took second at the district meet while Holt took first, finished with a time of 12 minutes, 7.75 seconds in the two-mile race. Holt had a time of 12:11.60 to edge Seymore’s Macey Siegart for the silver.
The Lady Knights, who entered the meet ranked No. 3 in the state, fell just short in the team standings in trying to return to the state meet. Lindsay finished fourth with 147 points while Zephyr took the team bronze at 144.
Valley View’s Kayley Calhoun punched her ticket to state with a ninth place finish. The Lady Eagles were 12th as a team.
Gainesville’s Cale Kennedy finished 30th in the Region II-3A boys race with a time of 17:39.11. The Leopards, who finished third at the District 9-3A race, were ninth in the region.
Ismael Castaneda was 37th overall for the Leopards, Terry Hall was 54th, Michael Sanchez was 91st and Jose Ortiz was 108th to round out the top five.
District 9-3A foe Decatur took first in the boys race, placing three runners in the top 10. Sanger’s Jacob Perry won gold individual with a time of 15:50.93.
Sanger won the girls race, edging out Decatur 46-82. Lady Indian Bryce Perry, the District 9-3A champion, won the individual title with a time of 12:04.42 in the two-mile race.