The Clewiston News

CHS cross country team competes in invitational

CLEWISTON – Clewiston boys finished 17th out of 24 schools that competed Oct. 15 in the 18th annual Lely Trojan cross country invitational.

Belen Jesuit was the team champion this year. Joshua Wagner of Lely High school was the individual champion with a time of 16:49.54. Clewiston was led by DJ Adams who finished 52nd at 19:19.41. Troy Evans was 53rd at 19:19.88. Jose Rios finished in 20:29, and Caleb Boyer in 22:31.

The junior varsity Tigers was paced by Juan Puentes who finished in 21:15.48 to finish 42nd overall. Juan Moran finished in 21:53.60 and Noah McCray who finished in 21:24. The Lady Tigers were able to finish 20th out of 23 schools at the event. They were paced by Guadalupe Almaras in 25:29, Selena Gonzales in 26:45, Jaylynn Moreno in 27:45, and Ciara Iglesias in 28:18. Fort Myers High was the team champion and Valerie Lastra of Mater Academy was the race champion with a time of 18:44.

The Tigers also finished well in the Desoto High School Cross Country meet held on Oct. 13.

The Lady Tigers were paced by Katelyn Bryant who finished third overall at 23:06. Tatiana Miner of Hardee was the race champion with a time of 20:50.19. Selena Gonzales took home eighth place for Clewiston High with a time of 24:25.92, Guadalupe Duran-Almaris finished 18th at 26:51, Ciara Iglesias in 28:51, Madison Thomley in 30:47, and Maritza Valdez in 32:14. Hardee was the team champion followed by Avon Park second, Desoto third, Clewiston fourth and Lake Placid fifth.

The Clewiston boys were led by Troy Evans who finished eighth overall with a time of 19:04.31. Dylan Branch of Avon Park was the race champion with a time of 16:31.26. Other finishers for the Tigers included DJ Adams 19:04.77, Marco Figueroa 20:15, Javier Del Rosario 20:34, Jose Rios, 20:34, with all of them in the top 20. Other Tigers who raced include Juan Puentes 20:44, and Noah McCray 21:15. Avon Park was the team champion followed by Clewiston second, Desoto third, Hardee fourth and Lake Placid fifth.