Bulldog Cross Country Finishes Regular Season Strong

Lyons, GA. – October 21, 2022 | Coaches Jeremy Moore and Katie Goodwin

On Thursday, the Bulldog Cross Country teams completed their regular season schedule on a positive note. The teams traveled to Hazlehurst to run in the Three Rivers Classic, hosted by Jeff Davis. Nearly every runner on both teams set personal records at this meet. The weather was the best we have run in and the kids really responded well.

On the girl’s side, Bryleigh Woods led the way with a 23:19 (PR), which was good enough for 10th overall. Mareli Luna ran a 23:29 (PR), Noelia Nevarez ran a 25:55 (PR), Rebecca ran a 27:33 (PR for this season), and Josseline Zamorano ran a 28:56 (PR).

On the boy’s side, Moises Young ran a 20:16 (PR), Kenneth Perez ran a 20:23 (PR), Reggie Villa ran a 20:29 (PR), Augustine Cruz ran a 20:52 (PR), Daniel Santoyo ran a 21:20 (PR), Donald Perez ran a 21:26 (PR), Jose Avila ran a 21:29 (PR), Jaquavious Peeples ran a 22:32 (PR), Jhobany Perez 22:41 (PR), Kenner Perez 22:48 (PR), Jahir Lopez 22:55 (PR), and Tucker Braddy 24:09 (PR).

This was the best day for us all season. We had really favorable weather and the kids responded very well. Almost every runner hit a PR and the race before the region meet is when you want your runners peaking. Hopefully, this is a big momentum boost for both groups as we get ready for the region meet next week. It’s going to be tough for both groups to break into the top 4 to qualify for state, but I am hoping today shows them all what they are capable of accomplishing next week at the region meet.

Coach Jeremy Moore

In the JV race, several 8th graders were able to come up and run, in preparation for the transition to 5Ks in high school next year. The future looks bright for the cross-country teams at Toombs County High School based on the results from yesterday. Deanna Gonzalez ran a 24:04 which was 2nd in the JV girls race, and Jisel Delgado ran a 29:51.

On the boy’s side, Juan Luna, who just won his 2nd individual state MS title, ran an impressive 17:44 in the race, which was 1st overall among the JV runners, and 5th overall among the varsity runners. Just behind Juan was Dalton Kight, who also ran a very impressive 19:26 which was 2nd in the JV race. Jeffery Perez also ran well and ran a 20:43.

Next week, the varsity will compete in the Region Meet, which will be hosted at Toombs County High School on Wednesday, October 26, 2022.