LC-M CC boys rolls to 22-4A title; LC-M’s Peveto, OF’s Helm win races

Published 12:19 pm Tuesday, October 10, 2017

LUMBERTON — It was smooth sailing for the Little Cypress-Mauriceville boys cross country team and also for Battlin’ Bear Eli Peveto and Orangefield Lady Bobcat Maddison Helm at the District 22-4A Cross Country Championships at Lumberton’s Texas City Park Tuesday morning.

The Bear boys, paced by Peveto, who took first-place over the 5,000-meter course, easily captured the 22-4A team crown for the second year in a row while Orangefield’s Helm won the girls two-mile race.

Peveto almost won the boys race by nearly a minute as he covered the course in 17 minutes, 16.40 seconds.

Peveto was followed by teammates Jackson Baeza (second, 18:13.60), Rayce Piper (fourth, 18:14.17), Trevor Turner (fifth, 18:56.22), Cameron Smith (22nd, 20:59.32), Blake Marshall (30th, 22:04.50) and Stephan Kusek (38th, 25:54.47).

The Bears easily won the team title with 34 points. Silsbee (61) was second, Bridge City (75) third), Hamshire-Fannett (81) fourth, West Orange-Stark fifth (106) and Orangefield (122) sixth.

The top 10 individuals and top three each advance to the Class 4A Region III Championships, which will be held in Huntsville in a couple weeks.

Helm won the girls race in 13:01.62, easily outdistancing H-F’s Macie Gauthier (13:19.87) who got second.

H-F won the girls title with 18 points followed by Bridge City (49), Silsbee (79), LC-M (93) and WO-S (145).

Ruben Valencia paced the Bridge City boys finishing sixth with a 19:02.78. He was followed by teammates Kyler Young (12th, 20:12.37), Caden Shaw (13th, 20:13.82), Adrian Draughn (21st, 20:55.86), Nathan Rhodes (23rd, 20:59.68), and Alex Miller (25th, 21:10.84).

WO-S’ Dominique nabbed a regional berth by placing ninth with a 19:42.89. He was followed by teammates Kaleb Istre (11th, 20:10.02), Trevor Henson (17th, 20:25.37), Damien Apadoca (33rd, 22:55.17), Albert Davis (36th, 23:46.54), Casen Barnes (39th, 27:19.23) and Terron Brown (4oth, 27:31.45).

Ryan Deutsch led Orangefield, placing 14th with a 20:16.89. He was followed by teammates Dakota Williford (24th, 21:08.82), Brandon Scogin (27th, 21:45.91), Jacob Guillot (28th, 21:52.16), Deigo Baca (29th, 21:58.44) and Dylan Wells (34th, 22:16.17).

Kaylen Smith paced the Bridge City girls, finishing fifth with a 13:58.41. She was followed by teammates Kyler Meyer (seventh, 14:23.58), Brooklin Sheffield (ninth, 14:36.71), Destiny Block (16th, 15:39.45), Katy Torbett (17th, 15:46.32) and Riley Thomason (19th, 16:04.82).

Robyn Courmier led the LC-M girls with a 14th place time of 15:00.43. She was followed by teammates Kierra Figgins (18th, 15:57.64), MacKenzie Holland (22nd, 16:39.40), Alana Craig (23rd, 16:43.32), Olivia Keltz (24th, 16:44.27) and Alora Jones (25th, 17:12.47).

Ke’shaunia Winbush led WO-S, finishing 31st with a 20:06.27. She was followed by teammates Ahara Victoria (32nd, 20:14.14), Nikerria Smith (33rd, 21:38.81), Roynisha Wade (34th, 22:10.12), Jenike Willis (35th, 23:32.76) and Bra’Khia White (36th, 24:59.44).

Behind Helm for Orangefield were teammates Victoria Welch (20th, 16:20.67), Cheyenne Durio (26th, 17:34.41) and McClane Downs (27th, 17:42.92).