As the top Southlake Carroll Dragon runners prepare for next week, the remaining team split up with a portion of the runners traveling to Corpus Christi for the annual Texas A&M-Islander Splash Invitational where the girls took 4th place in both races and the boys came away with a 3rd and 5th place finish in their races. The rest of the boys and girls team competed at the Coppell Invitational held in Irving.
Islander Splash Invitational
Leading the Lady Dragons to their 4th place finish in the Gold race at Corpus was Olivia Jones placing 17th overall (18:36), followed by Nikoletta Shockley in 28th (18:58), Alexa Karmis in 44th (19:23), Kristin Mader in 46th (19:28) and Kaylie Cox in 47th (19:37). Madalyn Wardin (19:42) and Caitlyn Midkiff (20:08) rounded out the top 7 positions. In the Open Race, where that team also placed 4th, Gabby Dugger finished in 24th (19:43) followed by Brynn Floreano in 26th (19:47), Sarah Chen in 36th (20:05), Haiden Scarborough in 42nd (20:11) and Shreya Veeravelli in 46 (20:22). Lauren Lund (53rd) and Audrey Kwentus (56th) rounded out the top 7 finishers.
The boys came away with a 3rd place finish in the Gold race with Duncan Brown leading the Dragons in 19th (15:15), followed by Brett Naughton, 26th (15:27), Michael McCabe in 31st (15:32), Chase Fisher in 37th (15:38) and Jayden Chambless in 43rd (15:43). Brian McCarthy (15:43) and Brett Gilley (16:13) completed the top 7. In the Open race, Noah Castro led in 22nd at 16:10, followed by Dimitri DesJardins in 27th (16:18), Bennett Woolsey, 33rd (16:22), Solomon Chavez, 37th (16:27), and Will Coleman in 45th (16:32). Bryan Fernando (16:34) and Matthew Varriale (16:35) rounded out the top 7 finishers for the team.
Southlake Carroll had teams competing in the JV division on this extremely tough and muddy course. Unfortunately, the boys and girls team results were not posted accurately as of press release time.
Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard commented, “We are extremely pleased with the way our runners competed at the Islander Splash and Coppell Invite. There were some great performances and this will pay dividends for us at the district meet and beyond. We appreciate all of the support from our XC families and school.”
The Dragons are back on the course next Saturday the 29th with the Varsity teams traveling to Round Rock for the McNeil XC Invite and the JV Dragon Runners competing in Denton at the Wildcat Prowl.