The Lady Coyote cross country team continues to improve as the season progresses, winning its first meet Oct. 5 at the Celina FCA Cross Country Meet, topping second place finisher Frisco Lone Star. Anna had three of its varsity runners finish in the top 15 out of 87 runners to lead the team to a 61-point finish and the championship.
"All seven girls ran well," Anna Coach Hoot Jones said.
The following Anna runners are listed along with their overall place: Courtnie Hughes (2), Jordan Miller (6), Raye Moran (13), Itzia Naranjo (19), Dannie Garcia (20), Paige Lehrmann (21) and Autumn Spaeth (24).
The Lady Coyotes junior varsity team finished in second place behind the host Celina Bobcats. Their places, out of 77 entered, are as follows: Amber Ramos (3), Amanda Griffith (6), Francis Naranjo (11), Leslie Chacon (21), Ally Woodruff (28), Taylor Hellums (45), Mandy Sarro (46) and Ruth Rodriguez (55).
The Anna Middle School ladies finished with 67 points as Celina finished with 66 to win the Middle School division.
"It is the second meet in as many tries for our AMS girls to finish second," Jones said.
The Anna girls and their places listed are: Abby Sanders (6), Madison Hemmenway (8), Emily Hanna (12), Mary Harris (21), Precious Antwi (22), Zoe Wilson (43), Hannah Heath (45), Madison Condron (74), Taylor Gaydish (78), Katelyn Rasperry (83) and Kaleigh Terry (87).
The final tune-up for the Lady Coyote cross country teams will be Saturday at Melissa, the actual site of the district meet, which is to be held Tuesday, Oct. 22.
Ramos finishes Sixth in Celina
The Anna boy’s cross country team competed in the FCA Invitaional in Celina over the Oct. 5 weekend and had a top-10 finisher in Ben Ramos.
"The boys cross country team did extremely well this past weekend at the Celina CC meet," Anna Coach Kelley Pitzer said."
Ramos finished sixth in a strong field of runners, coming home with his best time of the season.
"The other runners did not place in the top 10; however, each of the young men finished at times that continue to improve from week to week," Pitzer said. "With the district meet only about two-and-a-half weeks away, I am very optimistic that they will do very well again this year."