Salado cross country at Pflugerville

The Salado boys cross country team is shown with their medals and trophies after winning the Class 1A-4A Division of the Pflugerville ISD Invitational.

Freshman Luke Anderson finished second and was one of five Salado runners to place in the top 14 as the Eagles won the 1A-4A boys division of the Pflugerville ISD Invitational on Friday.

Anderson crossed the finish line in the 5K race in 18 minutes, 33.5 seconds.

Boerne senior Seth Garza won the race in 18:16.4, but the Eagles edged the Greyhounds by three points for the team trophy.

Salado junior Ryan Novotny (18:47.4) finished fourth. Senior Isaac Huerta (18:56.1) was sixth. Junior Owen Pitcock (19:37.5) placed 12th, and sophomore Alex Hauck (19:44.9) was 14th. 

Other Salado runners were Brooks Dabney (19th, 20:14), Camden Aycock (20th, 20:20), Jade Fields (23rd, 20:29.7), Luke Drigalla (26th, 20:49.5) and Adan Giral (28th, 21:12.1).

Florence's Johnathan Manzono (22nd, 20:27.3) was the top finisher for the Buffaloes.

Seventy-three runners completed the race.

1A-4A GIRLS

Salado freshman Alexa Williams won the girls 2-mile race in 12:08.

She was one of five freshmen Lady Eagles in the top 14.

Junior Natalie Burleson placed seventh (12:51.4). Freshmen Anna Redelsheimer (13:10.4), Ally Ihler (13:19.2) and Cassie Vargas (13:22.8) finished 9-10-11.

Junior Ida Boegstad (13:24.3) was 12th. 

Freshmen Sydney Lange (13:38.5) was 14th.

Junior Ellie Mescher (13:43.3) was 18th.

Sophomore Mary Bell (17th, 13:43.1) was the top runner for Florence

Forty-eight runners participated.

5A-6A GIRLS

Shoemaker junior Finley Hunting finished fifth on the 5K course with a time of 20:39.

Belton opens 12-6A volleyball with win

Emily Revis and Makaelyn Perez each had 11 kills and the Belton Lady Tigers opened District 12-6A play with a 25-10, 25-13, 23-25, 25-15 home win over Killeen.

Paige Champlin led the Lady Tigers with 15 digs and six aces.

Revis had four aces and 13 digs.

McKenzie Mansell tallied 22 assists, and Kylie Blomquiest had seven.

Belton returns to action Tuesday, hosting defending league champ Harker Heights at 6:30 p.m.

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