GOLDTHWAITE - There may not have been magic involved, but the Honeybees have pulled a hat trick, winning their third straight event on the high school girls cross country circuit.

Stephenville finished first of 14 teams in Goldthwaite Wednesday, in an event hosted by Priddy.

A 1-2 finish by Allison Woerner and Vanessa Elizondo was too much to overcome for Hico, Waco Midway and Hamilton, which finished 2nd-4th, respectively.

Woerner cruised past all challengers, completing the 2.0-mile course in 11:54.

“That's a great time, Stephenville Coach Cindy Davis said. “For her to be in the elevens, I'm real happy with that.

Elizondo was second across the line in 12:57 to build a quick lead for Stephenville.

Kensie Colegrove and Kristy Ruiz were also medalists. Colegrove finished 10th in 13:35, while Ruiz was 14th in 13:41.

Also contributing for the Bees were Caitlin Endly, Rachel Whiteley and Kim Gonzalez.

“We didn't have Emilie Woerner running with us, but we'll have her for district, Davis said.

The Honeybees will travel with the boys team to Cleburne Wednesday for a practice run on the district course, which Davis says is much like the course the Honeybees were victorious on in Mineral Wells to begin their three-meet win streak.

The District 8-4A Meet is set for next Friday, Oct. 26.

“We're really looking forward to running against Aledo Crowley and Cleburne. Those are some pretty good running teams. And Joshua, also, Davis said.

Brad Keith is the sports editor at the Empire-Tribune. He can be reached at (254) 965-3124, ext. 241, or by e-mail at