DUBLIN — Early’s Ryan Hill won the District 6-3A boys cross country meet Monday, and the Longhorns came in third as a team to qualify for the Region I-3A meet in Lubbock on Oct. 23.
Hill was clocked at 17:16.5, outdistancing runner-up Timothy Hall from Bangs (17:27.28) by more than 10 seconds. The Longhorns also finished with 77 points, one fewer than Bangs’ total of 78, to secure the district’s final regional berth.
Dublin won the boys meet with 38 points followed by runner-up Brady with 70.
Jeremiah Fowler added a sixth-place effort of 18:32.4 for the Longhorns trailed by Bryan Trowbridge (21st, 20:12.9), Colton Piri (22nd, 20:21.42), Jim Fowler (27th, 2:32.56), Drew Bhatka (30th, 21:57.43) and Kevin Yebra (31st, 21:58.33).
Trailing Hall for Bangs were Alek Mendoza (10th, 19:14.52), Thane McGee (12th, 19.19.61), Dawson Light (20th, 20:11.17) and Jay Belez (34th, 22:22.8). The top 10 individuals also advance to regionals.
In girls action, the Bangs Lady Dragons placed fifth with 112 points while Early did not have enough girls to field a team.
The Lady Dragons were led by Kayleah Hall, who placed sixth in a time of 13:26.04. She was followed by Skylar Hutchins (14th, 14:13.41), Madi Carpenter (30th, 16:35.46), Kimberly Diaz (32nd, 16:53.48), Aliyah Galvan (33rd, 17:00.87), Ally Hull (34th, 17:30.26) and Annaliese Fales (37th, 18:21.65).
Competing for the Lady Horns were Skylar Peterson (29th, 16:34.78), Emily Jillson (36th, 18:21.46), Angelica Tyson (38th, 19:01.42) and Destiny Sliger (39th, 21:42.82).
Brady won the girls district title with 28 points trailed by runner-up Comanche with 62 and third regional qualifier Coleman with 73.