The Carroll Girls and Boys Cross Country teams advanced to the State Championship race after placing 3rd in the boys race and 2nd in the girls race. For the 8th consecutive year, the boy’s team has earned a state meet bid, and for the 21st consecutive year, the Lady Dragons earned a spot in the championship state race. Despite the tough 3-mile course at Mae Simmons Park, known for its steep hills and tight turns, the Dragon runners came out strong and persevered.
Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We are excited about our performance today. Our goal today was to punch our ticket for the state meet and we did that. We are now focused on our main goal and that is to be at our best on November 4th. We would also like to thank the parents of our athletes, school, and community for all of your continued support throughout our season.”
Juan Arcila led the boys’ team placing 15th overall with a time of 15:23. Jack Myers was next coming in 29th place, Connor Rutledge came in right behind in 30th, followed directly by Enzo Mortimer in 31st and Drew Bliss finished out the scoring positions in 35th place. Vishnu Nair (46th) and Jackson Felkins (53) also competed. Along with the Dragon boys’ team (scoring 126 points), El Paso Eastwood (taking 1st with 55 points), Flower Mound (taking 2nd with 76 points) and Wylie High (in 4th with 158 points) will all advance to the Championship State Meet.
Leading for the Lady Dragons was Cate Tracht placing 13th overall with a time of 17:57. Sofia Santamaria crossed the line right behind in 14th, followed directly by Sarah McCabe in 15th. Next to finish was Angie Riera in 30th, with Kate Reppeto in 35th to complete the scoring runners. Cristina Canal (61st) and Lauren Esparza (66th) also competed. The girls’ team (placing 2nd with 67 points) is moving to the state meet along with Keller (placing 1st with 28 points), Flower Mound (in 3rd with 73 points), and Lewisville Hebron (in 4th with 106 points).
13th – Cate Tracht 17:57 15th – Juan Arcila 15:23
14th – Sofia Santamaria 17:57 29th – Jack Myers 15:40
15th – Sarah McCabe 17:59 30th – Connor Rutledge 15:41
30th – Angie Riera 18:24 31st – Enzo Mortimer 15:42
35th – Kate Reppeto 18:30 35th – Drew Bliss 15:45
61st – Cristina Canal 19:11 46th – Vishnu Nair 15:54
66th — Lauren Esparza 19:19 53rd – Jackson Felkins 16:02
The Southlake Carroll Cross Country Varsity teams will compete on Saturday, November 4th at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, TX in the State Meet.