LaBelle High School Boys Cross Country wins district!

The LaBelle High School Boys Cross Country Team won their 3rd District Championship this past Friday at Bishop Verot. The Cowboys defeated seven other teams on the way to their third District Title in the past five years. Sophomore Jose Salgado lead the boys race from start to finish recording a personal best time of 16:45 for the 5k (3.1 mile) course. The rest of the Cowboys were close behind with Freshman Alexis Reyes 7th (17:28), Senior Bo Campbell 12th (17:55), Freshman Daniel Ramos 14th (17:59), and Sophomore Brian Beltran-Reyes 17th (18:19) finished the scoring for LaBelle. Sophomore Jesus Silva 19th (18:29) and Senior Elmer Carranza 23rd (18:35) also ran well for the Champions. “These boys have worked extremely hard all year” said Coach Jef Frost. “they run two times a day, once in the morning and then again in the afternoon after school”. Before the year started, the Cowboys were predicted to finish fifth in the eight team district. But, with many newcomers the team surprised not only themselves but took front runners Lely, Dunbar and Immokalee by surprise. LaBelle now moves on to the Regional Finals in Lakeland next Friday November 2nd. The LaBelle Girls team also ran well, finishing in third place, (also) qualifying them for Regionals next week. They were lead by Sophomore Vanessa Ramos who finished fourth overall and had a personal best time of 21:40.

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