Ponder Lions Cross Country Teams Blast The Buff

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Mallorie Joplin , reporter

In Fort Worth Texas during “The Buff” Cross Country meet on September 24, 2021, both boys and girls varsity teams  placed 1st in their division with the Lady Lions having a score of 17 points and the Ponder Lions having a score of 19 points. The girls top 7 finished in the top 10 and the boys topped 6 runners finished in the top 15. The JV runners had also placed coming in 2nd as a team with 42 points. Here are all places and times:

Varsity Girls: Top 10 medal 

1  Tate Wells 13:09.43

2 Jillian Roberts 14:05.80

3 Karly Ivy 14:11.36

4 Xaviera Smith 14:11.73

7 Presley Calhoun 14:20.30

8 Emma McClure  14:31.40

9 Daphnee Wilson 14:47.43

11 Kelani Burleson 15:14.72

13 Patrica Gallardo 15:49.76

16 Edith Estudillo 10 16:24.95

17 Kassi Ballard 16:25.56

20 Adeline Gammons 17:00.51

23 Jasmine Rios 17:53.97

Varsity BoysTop 10 medal 

1 Taylor Weiland 18:53.14

2 Packard Smith 19:04.08

3 Alec Saltzman 19:20.53

6 Tyler Akins 19:51.32

7 Connor Brown 19:58.68

10 Riley Newbanks 20:37.82

11 Clay Akins 20:40.97

JV Boys: Top 10 Medal 

4 Leo Huerta 20:19.82

7 Ashton Cross 12 20:29.76

8 Hayden Long 21:19.58

10 John McEwen 22:31.89

13 Jorin Roberts 22:31.89 13

14 Sean Akins 22:42.52

16 Issac Cook 22:51.26

18 Austin VanZuiden 23:17.60