Galena Park High School Cross Country
On September 28, 2018, the Galena Park Cross Country team traveled to Sugarland for the Kempner Cougar Classic. The Varsity Boys team earned two medals. Eduardo Minjares took 11th place in the 3 mile with a time of 17:13.52, while Tristian Garcia earned 23rd in a time of 17:36.77. On the girls' side, Briana Cavazos earned a medal, finishing 21st with a time of 21:15.53. Following her were Savannah Rios, Mayra Tovar, Elianna Lozano and Jaqueline Gonzalez.
On September 22, 2018, the Galena Park Cross Country team competed at the Brenham Hillacious Invitational. Briana Cavazos brought home the team's only medal in the Varsity Girls Division 2 race. She finished 5th with a time of 13:28.12. Other competitors were Elianna Lozano, Mayra Tovar, Savannah Rios, Michelle Cerda and Stephanie Gutierrez. The squad finished 14th in the team competition.
On August 31, 2018, the Galena Park Cross Country team competed at the Geohring Invitational in Pasadena. Briana Cavazos led the way in the Varsity Girls division, finishing 6th out of 134 runners in the 5K with a time of 21:52.76. The JV Girls squad sompeted over 2.1 miles and was led by Elianna Lozano 38th, Mayra Tovar 81th, Savannah Rios 121 and newcomer Michelle Cerda 189th. Meanwhile, the Yellow Jackets were represented in the Varsity Boys division by Eduardo Minjares, who earned 13th out of 160 runners in a time of 18:02.10. Next week the jackets will head south for the Galveston Island Beach Run.
On August 25, the Galena Park HS Cross Country team traveled to TC Jester Park for the Sam Houston Invitational meet. The Varsity Boys team kicked off the morning with a pair of medals in their first 3-mile race of the season. Eduardo Minjares finished 14th out of 78 runners with a time of 17:19.07, while Tristian Garcia came in right behind him in 17:20.47 to claim 15th. In the JV Boys division, Jayden Morin finsihed his first race of the season in a 24:08.17.
In the Varsity Girls competition, Briana Cavazos led the way with a 7th place finish in the 2-mile with a time of 13:18.12. The JV Girls race featured fearless run from Savannah Rios, who took 5th in a time of 15:18.32 and was followed by Elianna Lozano in 11th place with a time of 15:46.86 and Mayra Tovar, who debuted in a time of 18:07.45. The Yellow Jackets will compete at Crenshaw Park in Pasadena next Friday.
On August 18, the Galena Park HS Cross Country team traveled to Cypress Woods HS for their first meet of the season. The Girls team was led by Briana Cavazos, who earned a medal by finishing 17th out of 95 runners with a 2-mile time of 13:00.89. Elianna Lozano and Savannah Rios rounded out the squad with times of 15:27.72 and 16:05.97 respectively.
On the boys side, Eduardo Minjares earned a medal in 25th place with a time of 10:44..38. Tristian Garcia came in close behind in 11:10.38. Newcomer Ernest Lopez ran 13:11.21 in his first 2-mile of his career.
The Yelloe Jackets will be in action on Saturday August 25 at the Sam Houston Invitational at T.C Jester Park.