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CC women running strong with double-crown championship

By Sandy Jennings BCC Contributor

The LadyBulldog CrossCountry teams received the highest award presented at the Uvalde Cross Country Invitational - a double championship in both small and large school varsity divisions.
"This may be the first time in Bandera history to win a team championship in both divisions at the same meet," Girls Cross Country Coach Steve Golemon said. "In the large school varsity girl division, seven of the eight LadyBulldog entries won medals, and the LadyBulldog team was only one person away from recording a perfect score."
Bandera was ferocious in the large school varsity division grabbing seven of the top 10 medals. Individual runners earning medals in the large school varsity girl division were senior Mercy Yermo (1st), senior Karla Presa (2nd), junior Brenda Gutierrez (4th), senior Sarah Butler (5th), sophomore Taelen Butler (6th), sophomore Kaitlyn Rodriguez (7th) and junior Allie Denham (10th). Senior Lindsay Martinez finished sixteenth.
The LadyBulldogs dominated in the small school varsity division, capturing six of the ten medals. Those receiving medals were freshman Sandy Clarkin (2nd), freshman Madie Brzezinski (4th), freshman Abbey MacMillan (5th), sophomore Monica Mata (6th), freshman Raylynn Bowen (7th), and junior Jenessa Heinen (8th). The other small school varsity division runners were freshman Felicity Mazurek (12th), freshman Katie McCoy (15th), senior Jackie Macias (16th), and senior Shelby Payne (17th).
Winning medals in the junior varsity division were junior Jessie McLeod (1st) and Emily Dibrell (9th). LadyBulldog runners in the junior varsity division also included junior Cheyanne Burns, junior Andrea Felice, junior Priscilla Leutzinger, junior Bethany Martinez and sophomore McKenzie Owens.
Bandera Cross Country hosted their first meet, the 2014 Bandera Bulldog Nation Early Season Cross Country Invitational, on Wednesday, Sept. 10, starting at 4 pm. The course covers most of Bandera City Park and hosted over 500 junior high and high school runners.