Good competition for cross country
The Burnet high school and middle school cross country teams enjoyed running against some great competition at Saturday’s meet in Round Rock.
"Round Rock is the site of the state cross country meet, and one of the largest meets we will compete in prior to the regional and state meets,” said head coach Stuart Dixon.
"The teams loved the competition and the atmosphere; they are fired up for their meet this Thursday in Lampasas,” added Dixon.
High School Results
The girls finished fifth out of 45 teams in their division. They were led by Abby Bullock, (12:45) who medaled with a 19 place finish out of 360 runners.
The boys finished 37 out of 49 teams. They were led by Drew Kiser, (17:24) who medaled with a 16 place finish out of 406 runners.
Other runners in the high school division included Nick Menchaca, 89, 18:56; Jordin Belmarez, 329, 22:13; Cody Beyer, 340, 22:29; Gage Blair, 386, 24:35; Tara Evers, 29, 12:58; Autumn Freasier, 47, 13:10; Jordan Boyles, 66, 13:20; Shaylah Hullum, 108, 13:42; Hailey Letterman, 193, 14:26; and Leslie Garrett, 301, 15:56.
To see middle school results from Round Rock pick up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Cross country focused on goals
The Burnet high school cross country team continues to focus on goals they set at the beginning of the season and once again they proved this week that they are moving forward.
Burnet’s teams competed on Saturday at the Fredericksburg invitational which featured some solid teams from around Central Texas running on a hilly course.
The varsity girl’s team placed seventh out of 13 teams and was paced by medalists Tara Evers and Abby Bullock.
The varsity boys placed sixth out of 12 teams and were led by Drew Kiser.
"Our teams continue to work hard and are coming off the most difficult training month of their season,” said head cross country coach Stuart Dixon.
"They now enter the last month of the season, aiming toward district.”
For individual results read Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Great run for Cross Country
On Thursday the BHS cross country team competed at the Bill Bradley Invitational in Gatesville.
The varsity girls placed second out of seventeen teams and the boys placed 12.
Autumn Freasier medaled in the varsity girls division by placing eighth. Joe Parker returned to the team after facing an early season set-back and medaled in the JV boys division.
Once again the girls top five runners were fifty seconds apart from each other. This type of grouping really helps them be a successful team.
"This meet helped us in our preparation for our district meet which will be held on Oct. 23 in Gatesville. We were not only able to get familiar with the course but also with our district competitors whom were present at this meet,” said head cross country coach Stuart Dixon.
Pick-up Wednesday’s Bulletin for individual finishes.
Lady Dawgs beat Luling
The varsity Lady Bulldogs traveled to Luling last Tuesday night and picked up their third-straight victory in a three game match, 25-10, 25-17, 25-10.
"These girls have done nothing but get better and better as the season progresses,” said head coach Salye Coles.
"They are an incredible group of young ladies and work hard every single day. They take their experiences on the court and learn from both the good and the bad.”
"After two hard fought matches against Bandera and Ingram, where the outcome was not what we wanted, the girls were extremely determined to make the changes needed. The results have been three consecutive victories. I am so proud of these young ladies and feel like their steady growth and maturity will have the perfect peak with district and the play-offs in our near future,” added Coles.
To see complete game stats please read Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Great traditional meet for Dust Dawgs
On Friday the Burnet cross country Dust Dawgs participated in their first traditional meet of the 2013 season at the large Pflugerville Invitational at North East Metro Park.
The girls team had a fantastic showing placing second out of nine teams in attendance. Their success can be credited to the fact that there was only 45-seconds between their first and fifth runners.
Individually Tara Evers placed 12 out of 61 to earn a medal.
"This is a first in about six years that a Burnet varsity girls team has placed that high in a meet, so it’s a great way for us to start our season,” said coach Stuart Dixon.
The Burnet boys also did a nice job against quality competition placing seventh out of 12 teams. Drew Kiser finished third overall earning a medal.
Pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin for individual results.
Team Tennis plays first matches
The Bulldog tennis team recently traveled to Liberty Hill for their first team tennis match of the season.
Unfortunately rain prevented them from finishing the match but it is rescheduled for Oct. 1 at 4:30 p.m. also in Liberty Hill.
Burnet’s mixed doubles team of Hailey Wilson and Price Carpenter came out with a very quick win over Maxwell and Warner with a count of 8-0.
Micayla Light and Brooke Hemphill lost in doubles, 8-3.
Austin Hall and Austin Crain also lost their doubles match in Liberty Hill, 8-5.
As a group the Burnet team was down 5-0 early with many unforced errors. They were able to come back and tie it up at 5-5 before the rain ended the meet.
Light, Hemphill, Hall, and Crain will also plays singles at the next match.
For more information on Bulldog team tennis read Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Cross country at Run for your Oats
During the Labor Day weekend the BMS cross country team kicked-off their season at the Run for your Oats race in Bertram.
"These runners only had two official practices before this meet but they did a great job,” said coach Natalie Shannon.
Seventh-grade girls participants for Burnet included Fatima Rodriguez who finished first in the 12U division with a 28:15.
She was followed by Makenzie Gatlin in second, 28:46; Emma Lewis, third, 28:47; and Sydni Oliver, 43:48.
Zoe Stubblefield ran for the eighth-grade girls and posted a 27:13.
Bodie Muccigrossi turned in a 38:10 for the seventh-grade boys.
Eighth-grade boys who competed included Tanner Abbott, 24:10; Blayne Champlin, 24:11; Cole Younger, 25:47; Jacob Foshee, 38:10; and Hunter Woodrum, 39:43.
For more middle school cross country pick-up Wednesday’s Burnet Bulletin.
Billings finishes 12th in San Angelo golf tourney
Aaron Billings of Horseshoe Bay fired a three-day total of 225 in the Senior division of the 85th Annual West Texas Amateur at San Angelo Country Club over the weekend.
Rodeo a real crowd pleaser
Burnet’s Annual Fair and Rodeo rolled into town over the weekend and brought some thrilling rides and heart-pounding action with it.
As always the Cadallic Rodeo stock was ready to go and at times got the best of the cowboys and cowgirls trying to earn a payday.
Water Dawgs strong at State
Burnet Water Dawg athletes Savanna Meadows and Seth Timmons competed at the State UIL Swimming and Diving Meet over the weekend and both did an excellent job.
It was senior diver Savanna Meadows’ second time at state and she improved on her fifth place finish from last year with a fourth place finish to end her high school career.
"It was a very competitive meet this year and there was a ton of good divers,” said Meadows.
Though her career at BHS is over Meadows already has big plans for her future and of course they involve diving.
"After high school I plan on diving for the United State’s Air Force Academy. I love learning and perfecting new dives. I enjoy the rush of learning something new and the feeling that you get when you finally nail a dive.”
Meadows will also leave her name in the history books and she says that is one goal she worked so hard to accomplish.
"I am confident that my name will be on the natatorium and school record books for a long time. It has been my goal for the last two years and achieving that was a great accomplishment for me,” said Meadows.
Burnet junior Seth Timmons is already no stranger to the state meet. This was his third year to earn the right to compete and his third place finish in the 500 free was his best yet. He took fifth in the event last year. This year he also swam in the 200 free at state and placed 12.
"This year’s state meet was one of the fastest meets, not just for my events, but for all the events,” said Timmons.
Timmons loves the water and really doesn’t spend time in the offseason.
"I don’t have an offseason, but after my big meets I will take a week off from the pool and just work out in the gym or go for a run.”
Swimming for Seth is a way to gain opportunities and open doors.
"Because of my accomplishments in this sport I have been to the Olympic training center, state three times, California, and I am about to go to Florida for my first National junior meet,” said Seth.
Even though high school swimming is over for now Timmons will continue working hard. In addition to the upcoming National Junior Meet he will also be swimming at the Open Water Nationals in California, a meet that he was personally invited to.
BHS coach Nancy Moore commented on her swimmers saying, "I am so very proud of them and all their hard work this year. Continue to expect big things out of the Water Dawgs.”
For photos from the meet pick-up Wednesday's Burnet Bulletin.