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    Photo by Coach Joe Roberts | The Liberty Panthers Boys Cross Country Team ran in the Galveston Island Beach Run last weekend. From left, they are Rene Romero, Juan Banda, Matthew Morin, Angel Ruiz and Patrick Flowers.
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    Photo by Coach Joe Roberts | Juan Banda runs at Galveston.
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    Photo by Coach Joe Roberts | Rene Romero takes part in the Galveston Beach Run.
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    Photo by Coach Joe Roberts | The Liberty Panthers Girls Cross Country Team includes, from left, Miryan Valencia, Kaylee Hernandez, Julia Gerardo, Adrienne Trahan and Esmeralda Mares.
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    Photo by Coach Joe Roberts | Patrick Flowers finished 17th out of 184 runners.

The Panther and Lady Panther varsity cross country teams traveled to Galveston last weekend for the Galveston Island Beach Run hosted by Ball High School.

Both teams represented Liberty well in a mostly 5A/6A field. Freshman Patrick Flowers paced the boys team with a 17th place medal finish out of 184 runners. Angel Ruiz finished in the top 25, while Juan Banda, Rene Romero and Matthew Morin all helped the Panthers to an eighth place team finish (top 4A or below team) out of 21 teams.

Senior Esmeralda Mares led the Lady Panthers, and along with Julia Gerardo, Kaylee Hernandez, Miryam Valencia and Adrienne Trahan, finished 15th out of 20 teams in the 4K race, which is about half a mile longer than their normal race of 2 miles.

The Panthers will travel to Dayton this coming Saturday for the Bronco Invitational.

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