Liberty cross-country teams place at Anahuac CC Meet
On Saturday, Sept. 22, in the wind and the rain, the Liberty High School and Liberty Middle School Panther cross country teams traveled to Anahuac for the Anahuac Panther Meet. Despite the conditions, the Panthers racked up the awards.
The Panther Varsity took 2nd place as a team behind a strong 8th place finish by freshman Angel Ruiz. Panther junior Mario Lopez paced the junior varsity squad with a first-place individual performance that resulted in a first-place team finish. David Gerardo, Abdiel Garcia, Alejandro Montes and Emanuel Lopez also contributed and medaled for the JV team.
Junior Esmeralda Mares led the Lady Panthers to a first-place team finish. Tamia Banks, Kennedy Evans, Emalee Villarreal and Miryam Valencia also contributed and garnered medals for the varsity Lady Panthers. All six JV Lady Panthers had a medal finish and took first in their division as well.
The JV Lady Panthers team consisted of Aliyah Banda, Lali Garcia, Ashlie Torres, Reagan Williamson, Marielena Rodriguez and Kaitlyn Frankum.
The LMS boys team took first place with four individual medal finishes by Damian Guzman, Landon Curry, Trace Heifner and Bruno Aleman.
The LMS Lady Panthers had another strong showing with medal finishes by Julia Gerardo, Julianne Shivers and Kaylee Hernandez.
The Panthers were at home on Saturday, September 29, for the annual Tony Munson Liberty Cross Country Invitational. Results were not available as of press time.