La Porte High School senior Imani Mark qualified for the state cross country meet this weekend in Round Rock after placing sixth overall at the Region III 5-A Regional Cross Country Meet at Atascocita High School on Nov. 5.
At the regional meet, Imani had a personal best time of 11:33 in her two-mile race. The girls cross country team placed ninth out of 23 teams, which was one place higher than last year and an improvement of 20 seconds on the team average.
Other LPHS competitors included Alexus Brown, who placed 28th with a time of 12:09; Arielle Price, who placed 40th with 12:28; Summer Barefield, 74th, 13:07; Dora Reynosa, 92nd, 13:28; Kimberlyn Patterson, 97th, 13:33; and Kayla Koch, 108th, 13:49. Alternates were Gabby Bustos, Jillian Turner and Savannah Riiggenbach.
The boys cross country team also competed at the regional meet, improving in overall time by 16 seconds from last year.
Individual results include Gustavo Aguilera, 24th place, 16:23; Kyle Hanes, 64th, 17:09; Jordan Claypool, 80th, 17:21; Cameron Avina, 82nd, 17:21; Erik Cantu, 95th, 17:35; Wyssam Zaban, 99th, 17:38: and Henry Blanchard, 127th, 18:08.
The girls are coached by Carolina Rodriguez, and the boys are coached by Zach Johnson.