TCMS’s Crystal Morales rules her first race of the season

Crystal Morales crosses the finish first
Crystal Morales crosses the finish first

She didn’t lead the whole way, but she did lead most of the way. Toombs County Middle School’s Crystal Morales won her first race of the season running the two mile course around TCMS, Lyons Upper Elementary and the pond in 13:47 and she held off a competitor, from Richmond Hill, by a nine second margin at the finish line. Watch a slideshow

Morales took the lead early in the race and held it until the Richmond Hill runner past her in the final half mile of the race. However, from that point Morales picked up the pace and pulled away.

Jasmin Timmons was the second TCMS runner to cross the line and she finished 24th overall in 17:20. Jennifer Gonzalez placed 29th in 18:01, Isabel Mares was 30th in 18:22 and Jazmin Nuacha 35th in 19:15.

Others running- Trinity Robinson (36), Zairial Gillis (37), Lorena Cruz (39), and Brooke Coxwell (42).

Richmond Hill finished first in the team competition, Dodge County was second, J.R. Trippe third, Toombs County fourth and Dublin fifth.

Santana finishes eighth in the boys race

Martin Santana is the first Bullpup
Martin Santana is the first Bullpup

Martin Santana is the youngest brother in a family that can really run fast. Older brothers Tristan Lynn and Ricardo Santana have finished first and second overall in the first two races that the Toombs County High School team has competed in. Martin was the first Bullpup to cross the line and he finished eighth behind a whole bunch of really fast runners from Richmond Hill. Martin ran the two mile race in 12:34.

Julian Marin finished 21st in 13:20, Kevin Perez 25th in 13:43, Rafeal Perez 29th in 14:08 and Areal Rodriquez 30th in 14:09.

Others running- Brannen Tatum (59th), John Bridges (72), Miquel Dekado (77), Bryson Jones (78), Caleb Worth (84), Matt Winn (88), Eli Bridges (89) and Payton Wright (93).

Richmond Hill easily placed first in boys team standings with J.R. Trippe second, Dodge County third Toombs County fourth and Dublin fifth.