Cross Country Champs

The Saint Joseph Academy Cross Country team is breaking records! The boys took 1st place in District while the girl's team took 3rd place. This qualified them to travel to Waco, Texas for the State meet. At the TAPPS Class 5A state meet on November 2, the Bloodhounds finished 6th out of 21 teams. Two of the Bloodhound runners earned spots on the all-state team as they finished in the top 10. Junior, Pedro Cardenas finished 3rd with a time of 16:10.4. Sophomore Alejandro Ramirez finished 8th and ran the course in 16:35.3. When asked how it felt to win, Pedro Cardenas replied, "It felt awesome to place 3rd in State!  After all the hard work for three years it really paid off. It was one of my biggest accomplishments I've done throughout my high school career." Freshman Jorge Albores finished 23rd, Freshman Emilio Garcia finished 80th and Sophomore Jose Butron finished 104th to contribute to the Bloodhound's winning team score. Coach Louie Tijerina '08 said this about his team, "I'm very proud of the boys who stayed focus through adversity.  They set their goal early ehile training most of the year on their own.  I look forward to the future success with this young team.  The Lady Bloodhounds team placed 16th with the following top runners contributing: Amanda Hinojosa (59th place); Isabella Douglas (68th place); Valeria Bazan (96th place); Emma Gonzalez (98th place) Ana Guerra (108th place).