CROSS COUNTRY: Nocona girls win at Assault At Eagle Summit

The Nocona High School girls’ cross country team – spearheaded by Maria Hernandez’s first-place performance – won the Assault at Eagle Summit in Decatur on Saturday, Sept. 12.
Hernandez clocked in with a winning time of 12 minutes, 59.82 seconds.
Crystal Duarte backed up Hernandez’s effort, getting second in 13:41.72. And Daisy Ibarra also placed in the top-10 for Nocona. (7th, 14:33.55).
Overall, Nocona won the 1A-3A meet with 30 points, 50 less than Vernon. Saint Jo was sixth with 130 points. The course covered 3,200 meters.
Saint Jo’s Emily Haney provided the Lady Panthers with their best effort, grabbing 21st in a time of 15:46.50.
Nocona didn’t have enough runners for a counted score on the boys’ side.
Joan Gomez, Luis Rico and Brayden Skinner all raced in with top-10 performances. Gomez was seventh (19:23.93), Rico eighth (19:24.64) and Skinner ninth (19:37.21).
Skyler Sandusky from Forestburg ran in the junior varsity division, and he picked up fourth place with a time of 21:58.62. Read more, and see complete statistics, in the weekend Bowie News.

Members of the Nocona High School cross country team celebrate their accomplishments after competing at The Assault On Eagle Summit in Decatur on Sept. 12. They ran on one of the toughest courses in the region. (Courtesy photo)