Sam Chambers
Maverick Middle School Boys Cross Country team finished first in the HJPC Championship meet at Buffalo Bayou Park.
With a total team time of 49:17,  St. John's 7th and 8th grade boys won the conference meet yesterday.
A deluge on Monday kept the race in doubt, but Coaches Mercado, Daniel, Bracewell, and Skinner had the course and their runners ready to shine.
Maverick top spots went to Xavier Gonzalez (3rd)and Luke Kramer (4th), but it was the next five SJ runners that made the difference: Jake Peacock (7th), Matthew Davis (8th), Ben Bieser (11th), Daniel Bland (12th), and Frank Spence (13th) all factored in the scoring.  Those boys plus Santiago Henning, Alex Cherches, and Juan Phiippe received ALL CONFERENCE (HJPC)recognition.

The girls team finished third.  Mary Harvey and Helen Galli made the girls ALL CONFERENCE (HJPC) team.