Alice High School’s freshman cross country runners dominated the field at the Gregory-Portland Wildcats meet Saturday.

Rita Castillo took first place in the freshman girls race and the Alice freshman boys won their division.

Castillo won the girls race with a time of 14:41. Pricilla Benavidez placed seventh and Stephany Johnson was ninth.

The freshman boys won the team championship. Francisco Castillo led the charge with a first-place individual finish with a time of 13.08. Okie Castillo was third with a time of 13:47 and William Park was fourth with a time of 13:59. Ronaldo Arrellano placed fifth and JonCarlo Lomas was sixth.

The meet at the Portland Sports Complex was the team's first meet of the season.

The Alice junior varsity boys were led by Guadalupe Garcia who placed fifth with a time of 15:04. The rest of the team included Fernando Castillo, 11; Aiden Salinas, 19; Jordan Perez, 24; Angel Perez, 26; Elian Rodriguez, 27; Julian Garcia, 32; and Jesse Cardenas, 64.

Samantha Pierce led the junior varsity girls with a 15th-place finish with a time of 15:12. The rest of the team included Alaura Cantu, 28; Ashley Arrellano, 31; Mariella Villarreal, 37; and Jesse Cardenas, 64.

The cross country team is competing the inaugural Border Olympics Cross Country Meet at the Casa Blanca Golf Course next Saturday.