BOYS HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Area runners earn All-State honors - Odessa American: Sports

BOYS HIGH SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY: Area runners earn All-State honors

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Five area runners were named to the All-State Cross Country Team by MileSplit Texas last week.

In Class 4A, Andrews freshman Derek Hernandez was a second team selection while junior Jasson Marquez earned an honorable mention in Class 4A.

Marquez set a personal record at the Region 1 meet with a time of 16 minutes, 7.3 seconds while Hernandez’s best time came at the state meet with a personal best of 16:16.9.

Three runners in Class 3A earned statewide recognition as well.

Crane juniors Jorhan Velasco and Elijah Perez of Crane earned second and third team honors, respectively.

Both set personal records while competing at the Class 3A state championships.

Velasco finished with a time of 16 minutes and 39.2 seconds while Perez finished with a time of 16:48.6.

Presidio’s Marco Rey was also named second team all-state.