HAMILTON - Stephenville picked up its second straight win on the varsity girls cross country circuit Wednesday, holding off second place Hamilton by seven points.
The top six Bees all finished as medalists, with the top five compiling 40 points. Hamilton was right on their heels with 47.
Allison Woerner continued to lead the way for Stephenville. The senior and NCAA Division I recruit placed second individually with a time of 12:39.
Trailing Woerner was sixth place Vanessa Elizondo who stopped the clock at 13:42. Kinsie Colegrove finished in 13:43 for seventh, Caitlin Endly was 12th in 14:08 and Kristy Ruiz finished the scoring for the Bees by placing 13th in 14:10.
Kim Gonzalez also medaled for the Bees, finishing 20th in 14:24, while Crystal Whitely was 26th in 14:42.
“The girls did an outstanding job. I'm very happy with the way we ran as packed as we did,” Stpehenville Head Coach Cindy Davis said.
A big reason Davis likes competing in Hamilton is the course, which is set up on a golf course with rolling hills much like the course used in the state meet.
“The course is pretty much like the course in Round Rock,” Davis said. “That's why we go there, because the course is similar to the state course.”
Dillon Auvenshine claimed another top 10 finish for the Yellow Jackets, finishing eighth in 19:27.
With only four runners, the Jackets were unable to compete in the team standings.
Behind Auvenshine, Brandon Hall just missed a medal as the 21st finisher in 20:41. Micah Muir was 47th in 23:28, while Jake Singleton finished in 22:53 for 43rd.
“We just have to keep improving,” Davis said concerning both varsity teams. “We have one last pre-district meet, and all that matters is what you do in district.”
The final pre-district run for SHS will take place in Goldthwaite Wednesday. Priddy is the host of the meet, and has become known for setting up a grueling course, according to Davis. This year, however, officials have moved the meet to a golf course in Goldthwaite.
The district meet is set for Friday, Oct. 26 in Cleburne, on a course that is similar to the one the Honeybees captured a team title on in Mineral Wells.
The JV girls ran in Hamilton as well, placing second as a team.
Four JV Bees finished as medalists, led by McKenzi Parham's second-place run of 14:43. Chelsea Berry was fourth in 14:58, while Meagan Flores finished sixth in 15:09. Sydney Sult also medaled as the 11th finisher with a time of 15:40. Kayla Cobb placed 26th in 16:40.