The Carroll cross country team’s fierce training paid off once again at the 31st Greenhill Six Mile Relay last Saturday to get the season off to a great start. Once again, the team’s great depth was on display as Carroll had multiple teams finishing in the top 5 in all the divisions they competed in. The Greenhill Relays have been a mainstay on the Texas high school cross country schedule for years and marks the start of the cross country season for many local and regional teams.
The Carroll Boys Elite Varsity A team set a new course record by 14 seconds and took 1st place with Charlie Gardner, Michael Waugh, Shea Whatley and Reed Brown running the 6-mile relay in 29:28. The Elite Varsity B team took 5th place and consisted of Timou Toure, Nic Fernandes, Mikey Simcho and Chase Haddock with a time of 30:57.
The Carroll Girls Elite Varsity A team, who were the returning champions, grabbed 1st place again with Kayli Jones, Sarah Odneal, Gillian Mortimer and Tig Archer running the relay in 35:48. Carroll’s Varsity Elite B team took 2nd place with Ali White, Arianna Lopez, Olivia Arriaza and Alison Esparza clocking a time of 36:43.
Carroll Cross Country had 39 teams participate in the Greenhill Six Mile Cross Country Relay.
“We are very pleased with how all of our teams competed yesterday at Greenhill,” Carroll coach Justin Leonard said. “Our runners came out to the meet excited and ready to run against some different people after a long summer of training. The Greenhill meet is a great way for us to start out the season and start to build some momentum. Going 1st, 2nd and 4th in the girls elite division and setting a course record in the boys elite division shows that we put in some much needed quality summer training. So proud of our JV teams and the way they competed throughout the meet.”
Top Ten Results in Elite Varsity
Boys Elite Varsity A, B & C
1st – 29:28 – Gardner, Waugh, Whatley, Brown
5th – 30:57 – Toure, Fernandes, Simcho, Haddock
8th – 31:55 – Rutledge, Felkins, Archer, Mortimer
Girls Varsity A, B & C
1st –35:48 – Jones, Odneal, Mortimer, Archer
2nd – 36:43 – White, Lopez, Arriaza, A. Esparza
4th – 37:03 – Tracht, Dominguez, Bigalke, Van der Westhuizen