The Toombs County Bulldogs had the top three finishers at the Region 2-AA Boys Cross County Championship, staged at the Altamaha Heritage Center at Towns Bluff near Hazlehurst, and they finished first by a 25 point margin. Senior Tristan Lynn was the first to cross the finish line in 18.02.74, sophomore Ricardo Santana was second in 18:07.31 and junior Ermais Fisser was third in 18:46.41. Two other Bulldogs times were used in the team scoring. Sophomore Cruz Arredando placed sixth in 19:07.50 and Areal Rodrigues 15th in 19:56.46.
Other Bulldog runners results: freshman Martin Santana 19th in 20:17.94 and junior Elim Cortez 39th in 22:332.66.
1 Toombs County 27 points Average time: 18:48.09
2 Benedictine Military 52 points, Average: 19:38.32
3 Jeff Davis 56 points, Average: 19:37.50
4 Vidalia 126 points, Average: 21:03.74
5 Metter 131 points, Average: 21:06.29
6 Bacon County 148 points, Average: 21:26.98
7 Bryan County 192 points, Average 22:25.28
8 Swainsboro High 214 points, Average 22:58.25
The Toombs County Lady Bulldogs finished fifth and freshman Crystal Morales was the top Lady Bulldog placing 17th in 27:05.87. Freshman Deyra Colmenares was 22nd in 28:38.98, freshman Rachquel Gibbs 31st in 32:13.70, sophomore Lorena Cruz 32nd in 37.29 32, sophomore Michelle Leon 35th in 33:06.39, Yareli Saucedo 38th in 35:43.54.
TCHS takes 2nd place on state tourney course
The Toombs County cross country team went to Carrollton for the “last chance” meet, which is the last chance to run their course before they hold State there on the 5th and 6th of November. The Bulldogs took 2nd place in the AA division, only beaten by Landmark Christian from Atlanta. Tristan Lynn placed 3rd individually with a 17:50, an excellent time on a hilly and challenging course. Ricardo Santana finished 4th at about an 18:10.
The TCHS Boys Cross Country runners continue to bring home the hardware; they won 2nd place in a field of 14 teams at Richmond Hill, beating region rivals Benedictine and Jeff Davis by a healthy margin.
Top runners Tristan Lynn and Ricardo Santana took 3rd and 4th Place respectively as individuals in a race that included more than 150 runners.
Tristan Lynn leads the TCHS cross country team at SEB
On Thursday the Toombs County High School cross country team at SE Bulloch. The TCHS Boys took 3rd as a team out of 10.
Tristan Lynn dropped his time to 17:21 and won the meet as an individual. “We are very excited about his progress as he is still dropping a full minute from meet to meet, which is unheard of for how fast he is running,” coach Michael Alford said. Tristan’s brother, Ricardo Santana, came in 2nd with a 17:35, which is about a minute faster than his previous best.
Toombs county girls finished 6th of 10. The fastest TCHS girl’s time was Crystal Morales with a 26:25.
The Toombs County Middle school boys had a good showing and came in 3rd out of 5 teams at SEB.
Toombs County boys cross country finishes second in Macon
First Presbyterian Day School of Macon hosted the event at the GA Industrial Children’s home; a picturesque campus with a terrain of rolling and occasionally steep hills that presented our runners with the most challenging course they’ve seen yet. Despite the hills, the majority of the team was able to drop their individual times over our last race in Dublin.
As a team, our boy’s finished 2nd among 14 and brought home a nice trophy. We beat region rival Jeff Davis, who had beaten us in a previous race on their course by the Altamaha. Our top guy’s time was posted by Tristan Lynn at 18:06, which was 2nd place overall.
Tristan’s brother, Ricardo Santana, came in 3rd Place overall with a time of 18:30, and both brothers received medals as part of the top 10 finishers. Ermias Fisser, a foreign exchange student from Germany who joined our team, has become a real asset and finished near the 19 minute mark, followed closely by Martin “Tini” Santana (Tristan and Ricardo’s little brother). Cruz Arredondo rounded out our top 5 with a time of about 20 min.
Our girl’s team did not finish in the top 10, yet we still see some promising signs. The top girl’s time was from freshman runner Crystal Morales, who has been doing a fantastic job this year. She’s been putting up times around 25 minutes, Both coach Alford and McDaniel are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication the team has showed so far this season.
TCHS Boys finish first in cross country meet in Dublin
TCHS cross country runners competed earlier today at the Trinity Christian School of Dublin’s invitational. The competition included Vidalia, Johnson County, Hawkinsville, Twiggs, and a number of area private schools.
The Toombs Varsity boys took 1st place overall, with our top 5 runners all finishing in the first 11 places. Ricardo Santana posted our fastest time with an 18:30, followed closely by his brother Tristan Lynn, who is returning to form after battling illness and minor injury at our first two races. Ermias Fisser, Cruz Arredondo and Martin (Tini) Santana (Tristan and Ricardo’s other brother) rounded out the boys top 5.
Our girls competed well, but unfortunately only 4 could make it to this race and you need a minimum of 5 runners for a team score. Despite this, all girls dropped their times from our previous meets by 1 to 3 minutes, which is no small feat in a cross country race.
Our top girls finisher was Crystal Morales, who posted a time of 25:25, and came in 14th place overall out of approximately 100 runners. Coaches Buck Alford and Mark McDaniel are exceedingly proud of all our TCHS runners, and look forward to accomplishing even greater things as the season continues.
TCHS and TCMS race by the river at Jeff Davis