Saturday, Jacksboro runners competed at Fort Richardson State Park with a home crowd and the Tigerettes placed first. Runners are (from left) Cayley Strickland, Megan Harris, Kaylea Maples, Jessica Lamberson, Kelsey Laake, Samantha Shipp, Alexis Easley, and Yuridia Delgado.
On a perfect day for running at the picturesque setting of Fort Richardson State Park, the Jacksboro Tigerettes Cross Country team won their meet while the boys' team placed second at the contest.
The girls' team blew away the competition, easily out distancing second place Nocona.
Eight runners from Jacksboro placed at the meet. The girls were led by Freshman Jessica Lamberson who finished second. She was followed closely by her teammate, fellow Freshman Samantha Shipp.
Senior Kelsey Laake placed fifth at the meet followed by Freshman Kaylea Maples. Yuridia Delgado placed seventh.
Cayley Strickland finished in eleventh place while Alexis Easley placed twelfth and Megan Harris finished in twenty-first place.
The boys' team placed second at the meet, just behind Burkburnett. The Tigers were led by Sophomore Jacob Bridges who was just nosed out at the finish line to place third in the race.
Dallas Salinas finished in seventh place followed by Brandon Nelson who placed eighth. Zach Montgomery, Jack Lamberson and E.J. Lozada also placed for the Tigers.
Head Cross Country Coach Joel Hood was very pleased with the meet and the effort of his teams.
He commented, "It was great to have our kids get to run in front of a home crowd. They stepped up and made it a successful meet."