When the summer break began back in early June, it started. Many high school athletes across East Texas started working out and training for the 2022 cross country season.

District meets took place a couple of weeks ago, and regional meets just a few days ago. Now, we are just a few days away from the ultimate goal -- the UIL Cross County State Meet which will take place on November 4-5 at Old Settler's Park in Round Rock, Texas.

Quite a few young men and women representing schools and teams across the Pineywoods excelled at regionals and have qualified for the state championship meet. In fact, Paige Layton of Central Heights and Misael Hernandez are regional champions, and the Tenaha boys teams are the Region III, Class 2A regional champs.

Here's a list of area athletes who will be competing in Round Rock

  • Broaddus - Daniel Pappas
  • Brookeland - Addison Murphy
  • Central Heights - Paige Layton
  • Colmesneil - Alyssa Mabry
  • Corrigan-Camden - Andres Landaverde, Tra Thomas
  • Douglass - Isabella Ball, Georgiana Burns, Anahi Mayes, Tessa Reeves, Abigail Richardson, Leah Roach, Addie Rose Sinz, Tristan Ball, Drake Freeman, Cade Fuchs, Wrangler Johnson, Luke Jones, Noah Jones, Garret Karns
  • Goodrich - A'mareion Bookmann
  • Groveton - Isavel Bautista, Jannette Bautista, Josselyn Cruz, Noelia Garcia, Lainey Peterson, Maria Rojo-Gonzales, Skyler Shaw
  • Hudson - Julian Bledsoe, Kairi Bruck, Jenna Ivey, Cullen Merrell, Addison Ponder, Mary Kaye Richardson, Madison Vasquez, Connor Graves
  • Lufkin - Paula Bautista
  • Mount Enterprise - DeDe Davis
  • Shelbyville - Emily Pharris, Jonavian Mathis
  • Slocum - Brock Evers, Elijah Grabiel, Caden Lovelady, Nathan Marr, Caleb Neal, Ayden Sarraf, Carter Sbrusch
  • Spurger - Jose Medina-Jimenez, Searra Clark
  • Tenaha - Eustorgio Flores, Marco Gonzales, Jario Hernandez, Misael Hernandez, Daniel Loredo, Evan Plata, Adrian Ramirez
  • Trinity - Cade Mauldin
  • Warren - Eli Carrell
  • Woden - Virginia Dean
  • Zavalla - Tony Niederhofer

Here are some state qualifier photos that we were either able to find on school social media posts, or that were contributed to us.

2022 UIL Cross Country State Qualifiers from Deep East Texas

Here are photos of some of the young men and women from area high schools who have qualified for the State Cross Country Meet in Round Rock, Texas

Deep East Texas UIL State Swimming & Diving Qualifiers for 2022

Several swimmers and a diver from the Pineywoods have punched their ticket to the 2022 UIL State Swimming and Diving Meet in Austin, Texas

Deep East Texas Athletes who Qualified for the 2022 State Track & Field Meet

Quite a few area athletes have punched their tickets for the 2022 UIL Texas State Track and Field Meet. Here are photos of some of those athletes

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