Rayburn’s Cisneros finishes 104th at state
Sam Rayburn High School cross country runner Nick Cisneros captured 104th place at the Class 6A state championships this past Saturday morning in Round Rock.
The first Sam Rayburn runner to compete at the state championship in seven years, Cisneros finished the tour on the Old Settler’s Park course in 16:12.34.
His time was a big improvement from his reading at the 22-6A race when he captured the fifth-best time of 16:32.67 back on Oct. 13.
It was even more of an improvement from his Region III run when he logged the time of 16:35.9 on Oct 22 in Huntsville. With the top 10 runners not affiliated with an advancing team earning state trips, Cisneros grabbed the 10th and final berth with that time.
He was the first Sam Rayburn runner to toe the state championship starting line since Jose Ortega did it in 2010, capturing 16th place with the time of 15:49.64.
Former District 22-6A champion Ryan Schoppe bagged the state’s second-best 5K time when he hit the finish line in 14:43.88, a 46-second improvement over his Region III championship time.
Flower Mound High School’s Alexander Maier was first in 14:34.92.
The first runner from District 22-6A to complete the state championship course was Kingwood’s Carter Storm, who was clocked at 15:11.45, good for eighth place.
Kingwood, the District 22-6A champs, captured seventh place with 193 points. Of Kingwood’s five scoring runners, just two will be returning. That short list includes Nick Majerus, who won the 22-6A race.