Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cross Country Teams Dominate 5-6A District Meets

The Carroll Varsity and Junior Varsity cross country teams dominated the UIL District 5-6A Cross Country Championship meet held last Thursday on a 5K course at Bob Jones Park. 

The Varsity Boys scored 24 points to beat runner-up Northwest Eaton by 52 points. The Varsity Girls scored a perfect 15 points to beat runner-up Keller by 79 points. The Varsity Boys and Girls teams advanced to the Region 1-6A Championship to be held on October 28 in Lubbock. The Carroll JV Boys and Girls teams results at the meet demonstrated the exceptional depth of the Carroll cross country teams:  The JV Boys scored a perfect 15 points-and also had the first 14 runners to cross the finish line. The JV Girls also scored a perfect 15 points- and had the first 10 runners to cross the finish line.

First Place Cross Country District 5-6A, Varsity Boys: Nate Lannen, Chase Fisher, Tim McElaney, Antonio Florcruz, Solomon Chavez, Michael McCabe, Joe Gardner

Southlake Carroll Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We are so proud of the way our kids competed at the District meet. This meet was an opportunity to display our hard work in a championship setting and our runners didn’t disappoint. We are excited to race at Regionals and punch our ticket for the State Meet. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our runners. 

Coach Leonard further commented, “I’m so proud of this Senior Class and the leadership they have displayed all year long and throughout their four years.”

Varsity Teams Advance

The Varsity Dragon Boys team dominated their race with 5 of the runners placing in the top 10.  Nate Lannen won the race with blazing fast time of 14:46.  Also scoring for the team were Antonio Florcruz who finished 3rd overall with a time of 15:07, Michael McCabe in 5th place (15:11), Solomon Chavez in 6th place (15:12), and Tim McElaney in 9th place (15:22). Also competing for the Varsity Boy Dragons were Joe Gardner (11th/15:24) and Chase Fisher (18th/15:46).

The Varsity Lady Dragons dominated their race with a perfect score of 15 points, and also had their 7 runners place 1st – 7th overall. Leading the way for the team was Jenna Holland, who won the race with a blazing time of 17:39. Also scoring for the team were Tatum Foreman, who finished 2nd overall with a time of 17:57, Lydia Lo in 3rd place (18:03), Katherine McElaney in 4th place (18:06), and Alexas Karmis in 5th place (18:13). Also competing for the Varsity Girl Dragons were Kaylie Cox (6th/18:24) and Abigail McIlvain (7th/18:28). 

JV Dragon Teams Reign Supreme

The JV Dragon Boys team showed off the Carroll XC running depth by taking 1st place with a perfect score of 15 points, while also having its top 14 placing runners finish 1st -14th in the overall individual standings. The team was led in scoring by Brett Gilley who finished 1st  overall with a time of 15:33, followed by Jayden Chambless in 2nd (15:41), Mason Alexander in 3rd (15:49), Grant Anderson in 4th (16:03), and Matthew Hetrick in 5th (16:06). Completing the top 7 for the team were Matthew Sims in 6th (16:08) and Lucas Levant in 7th (16:08).  Issac Chavez (8th/16:10), Kieran Beirne (9th/16;12), and Bryan Fernando (10th/16:13) rounded out the top 10 for the squad.

The JV Lady Dragons had an equally impressive showing as the JV Boys, taking 1st place with a perfect score of 15, while also having its top 10 placing runners finish 1st-10th in the overall individual standings.  The team was led in scoring by Grace Williamson who placed 1st overall with a time of 18:05, followed by Ava Bushaw in 2nd (18:38), Natalie Ng in 3rd (19:03),  Olivia Jones in 4th (19:06), and Rachel Nguyen in 5th (19:08). Completing the top 7 for the team were Laurel Hook in 6th (19:11) and Mia Tesoriero in 7th (19:20). Kate Reppeto (8th/19:40), Audrey Dunn (9th/19:48), and Payton Wichman (10th/19:54) rounded out the top 10 for the squad.

In less than two weeks on October 28, the Southlake Carroll Cross Country Varsity teams will compete at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock in the highly competitive Regional Meet.

District 5-6A Top 7 Results

Varsity Boys

1 Nate Lannen 14:46

3 Antonio Florcruz 15:07

5 Michael McCabe 15:11

6 Solomon Chavez 15:12

9 Tim McElaney 15:22

11 Joe Gardner 15:24

18 Chase Fisher 15:46

JV Boys

1 Brett Gilley 15:33

2 Jayden Chambless 15:41

3 Mason Alexander 15:49

4 Grant Anderson 16:03

5 Matthew Hetrick 16:06

6 Matthew Sims 16:08

7 Lucas Levant 16:08

Varsity Girls

1 Jenna Holland 17:39

2 Tatum Foreman 17:47

3 Lydia Lo 17:53

4 Katherine McElaney 17:56

5 Alexa Karmis 18:03

6 Kaylie Cox 18:14

7 Abigail McIlvain 18:18

JV Girls

1 Grace Williamson 18:05

2 Ava Bushaw 18:38

3 Natalie Ng 19:08

4 Olivia Jones 19:06

5 Rachel Nguyen 19:08

6 Laurel Hook 19:11

7 Mia Tesoriero 19:20