The Terrell High School boys and girls varsity cross-country team competed at the district cross-country meet in Kaufman on Oct. 11.
Terrell senior Debbie Banda qualified for regionals by finishing tenth in the varsity girl’s 5,000-meter run. Banda finished with a time of 22:18.00.
“Debbie Banda had her best race of the year and really had a great battle for the last individual transfer spot to regionals. She came from 2 strides back to out sprint the other girl in the last 30 meters to become only the second girl to qualify for regionals,” Joe Stephens, Terrell cross-country coach, said.
The girls team finished fourth and just missed out on qualifying for regionals for the first time in school history. The top three teams qualify for regionals. Kaufman, West Mesquite and Forney advanced to regionals.
“The girls ran extremely hard and I am proud of them,” Stephens said.
Also in the girl’s varsity race, Terrell senior Sabrina Reyes placed 13th with a time of 23:02.00. Terrell junior Audilia Vargas placed 15th with a time of 23:12.00.
Terrell junior Genesis Nunez finished 23rd with a time of 23:44.00. Terrell junior Hazel Vargas placed 25th with a time of 24:01.00.
Terrell junior Briana Sosa finished 35th with a time of 25:38.00. Shelbie Stephens placed 42nd with a time of 26:33.00.
The Terrell varsity boys team finished sixth out of seven teams in the varsity boys 5,000 meter run. Kaufman, Mesquite Poteet and West Mesquite all advanced to regionals.
“Our boys team competed well but didn't qualify. We will miss senior Diego Armendariz who has been our Captain but the rest of the team is young and should be back next season,” Stephens said.
Terrell sophomore Alli Primero placed 23rd to lead the boys team with a time of 19:08.00. Terrell junior Luis Torres placed 29th with a time of 19:30.00.
Terrell freshman Crispen Muambila placed 31st with a time of 19:37.00. Terrell senior Diego Armendariz placed 34th with a time of 20:02.00. Michael Torres placed 36th with a time of 20:18.00. Esteban Hipolito placed 38th with a time of 20:20.00.
Terrell sophomore Manuel Acuna was 42nd with a time of 20:55.00.
The Terrell boys junior varsity team placed fifth.
Chris Ponzi led the way for the Tigers with a 13th place finish with a time of 20:18.00.
Terrell freshman Lois Vargas placed 28th with a time of 21:18.00. Terrell junior Gabriel Romero placed 29th with a time of 21:19.00. Terrell freshman Ronaldo Romero placed 30th with a time of 21:20.00.
Terrell junior Daniel Ibarra placed 38th with a time of 22:42.00. Terrell junior Josh Lara placed 39th with a time of 22:42.00. Terrell senior Alejandro Hernandez placed 40th with a time of 22:44.00.
Sergio Aguilar placed 42nd with a time of 22:48.00. Nathanial Marroquin placed 53rd with a time of 26:43.00.
The Terrell junior varsity girls had three runners participate. Leslie Romero placed 18th with a time of 26:57.00. Terrell junior Alayna Marroquin placed 20th with a time of 27:12.00. Meshell Davis placed 42nd with a time of 38:21.00