Martinez qualifies for state XC meet for fourth time
Make it 4-for-4 for LFO’S Erik Martinez.
The Warriors’ senior cross country standout is headed back to the Class AAA state championships this Saturday in Carrollton after turning in a thirdplace individual finish at last Tuesday’s Region 6-AAA meet in Reseca.
Martinez crossed the tape in 17: 32, finishing only behind Murray County’s Jesse Martinez (16:34) and Coahulla Creek’s Lane Hollis (17:07). The top six individual finishers automatically qualify for state.
Ringgold’s Dau Dau fell just out of the top six as he came in seventh place with a time of 18:52. Teammate Brandon Morrison was next for the Tigers at 21:35, while the rest of Ringgold’s roster included Joseph Santiago (21:55), Dylan Simpson- Rister (22:01), Aden Headrick (24:25) and Maddux Maynor (26:50).
Apart from Martinez, Brandon Cornelio-guzman clocked in at 20:02 to finish 15th, while Tommy King was 18th overall with a time of 20:14. Austin Arellano (23:05) and Jerry Gutierrez (26:03) also competed for the Warriors.