The Carroll Cross Country team got off to a winning start once again at the 32st Greenhill Six Mile Relay on Saturday to kick the season off. The team’s depth of talent was evident in the hot and muggy conditions and on the newly laid out course.
The Greenhill Relay has been a mainstay on the Texas high school cross country schedule for years and kicks off the cross country season for many local and regional teams.
The Carroll Boys Elite Varsity A team set a new course record by .25 seconds and took 1st place with Juan Arcila, Nicholas Fernandes, Enzo Mortimer and Connor Rutledge with a relay time of 29.03.
The Carroll Girls Elite Varsity A team, who were the returning champions, took 1st place again with Cate Tracht, Ali White, Ari Lopez and Gillian Mortimer running the relay in 34.36. Carroll’s Varsity Girls Elite B team took 4th place with Angela Riera, Christina Canal, Lauren Esparza and Sarah McCabe clocking a time of 36:05.
Carroll Cross Country had 35 teams participate in the Greenhill Six Mile Cross Country Relay.
Dragon coach Justin Leonard said, “Our teams performed well today in their first meet of the season. The Greenhill Relay is a great “rust buster” for our kids. We’re really proud of all of our teams, but the thing that was evident to us was the level of competitiveness that each runner brought. They were definitely excited to race different opponents other than their teammates.”
Next week the Carroll Cross Country team travels to Denton for the Marcus I Invitational.
Boys Elite Varsity A
1st – 29:03 – Arcila, Fernandes, Mortimer and Rutledge
Girls Elite Varsity A & B
1st –34.36 – Tracht, White, Lopez, Mortimer
4th – 36.05 – Riera, Canal, Esparza, McCabe