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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) The Steers cross country team takes off at the start of the 4A Region I cross country meet at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock Monday morning. The Steers finished 19th over all in the team rankings. The Lady Blues finished 17th in the girl’s race earlier in the day.
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    (MIKE WILLIAMS | THE GRAHAM LEADER) Marcos Herrera ran his final cross country meet Monday morning at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock. Herrera finished the 4A Region I meet with a 35th-place finish.

Graham XC season ends in Regionals

Both Graham cross country teams competed at the Region I cross country meet in Lubbock Monday morning. For senior Marcos Hererra, it marked his last chance at a chance in the state meet next month in Round Rock.

The 4A girls race started off the day. Canyon, Bridgeport, Argyle and Dumas were the top four finishing teams and earned spots in the state meet. The Lady Blues finished 17th overall, led by Madi Wilde, who finished 75th overall at 14:18.6 on the hilly 2-mile course.

“This is the toughest course we run on,” Lady Blues coach Ky Graham said. “It’s run at 1,000 feet elevation and the hills. It’s tough to prepare for.”

Freshman Macee Wilde finished two spots behind Madi at 77th overall and a time of 14:22.0. Junior Kylee Miller finished 93rd with a time of 14:46.8. Alejandra Barrios (128th place, 15:34.2), Alexa Palacios (134, 15:349.7), Olivia Pettus (139, 16:02.3), and Michel Graham (147, 16:26.6) also ran for the Lady Blues.

For the rest of the story, see the Oct. 30 edition of The Graham Leader.

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