The Alice High School cross country team had a successful showing at the Moody Trojan Invitational in Corpus Christi Saturday morning. Between boys and girls in the varsity though freshmen divisions, Alice runners won 20 medals.

Senior Matthew Lara won the Class 6A-5A varsity boys division overall with a time of 9:58 for the two-mile course. Xavier Longoria came in seventh with a time of 10:51. Samuel Salinas was ninth with a time of 11:03 and Matteo Karstedt was 18th with a time of 11:27. Marcus Gaza was 23rd and Fernando Castillo was 26th.

The varsity boys placed third overall. Corpus Christi Ray was first followed by Flour Bluff.

Senior Hannah Martinez led the Alice girls by placing eighth overall in the Class 6A-5A varsity girls division. She came through the line at a 12:54. Criselda Cruz placed 17th with a time of 13:25. Jasmine Pina was 18th with a time of 13:33 and Jaqueline Villarreal was 19th with a time of 13:34. Tania Lillich was 22nd, Xenia Garcia was 30th, Kaity Buentello was 31st and Jessalyn Contreras was 33rd.

The Alice varsity girls finished in fourth overall. King was first, Carroll was second and Flour Bluff was third.

Alice began the 2017 cross country season two weeks ago at the Gregory-Portland Wildcat Cross Country Invitational.

Lara led the boys’ team with a third place finish and a time of 13:02. Longoria placed 22nd with a time of 14:15. Cruz led the Alice girls by placing 10th with a time of 17:20. Lillich was 16th and Martinez was 19th.