CLEBURNE – Waco High’s Melissa Gonzales became the first Lady Lion runner to reach the cross country regionals since 2002, and Waco High’s Rafael Medina punched his own regional ticket at the District 8-4A meet Thursday.

Gonzales took eighth in the girls’ race, running 20:13, while Medina finished sixth on the boys’ side with a time of 16:51.

University’s girls finished third in the team race to qualify for regionals behind district champion Joshua and Burleson Centennial. University also took fourth in the boys’ race behind Cleburne, Centennial and Joshua.

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