Saturday, December 5, 2020

Dragon Boys Win Third Straight Regional Title; Both Squad Qualify for UIL State Meet

The Carroll Boy’s Cross Country team won its third consecutive Region 1-6A championship at Mae Simmons Park Tuesday afternoon, edging El Paso Eastwood by just three points. The girls finished in a close second to Flower Mound, and both Dragon teams earned berths in the state meet, where they will look to defend their 6A state championships.

It marks the 24th consecutive year the girls have qualified for the state meet, and the 11th straight year for the boys.

“I’m really proud of our young men and women,” head coach Justin Leonard said. “This course is one of the most challenging we face all year, and obviously the competition is steep when you get to the regional level. We’ll see some of these teams in a couple of weeks, as well as the best of the best from across the state. We’re excited to have the opportunity to defend our titles.”

In the varsity boys race, senior Antonio Florcruz won the individual bronze medal, leading the Dragons with a time of 15:56. Senior Bennett Woolsey finished 12th in 16:24, followed by senior Solomon Chavez (15th, 16:27), senior Bryan Fernando (26th, 16:41) and sophomore Logan Cantu (28th, 16:42). Sophomore Hunter Hill (29th, 16:44) and senior Mason Alexander (31st, 16:48) rounded out the Dragon competitors.

Junior Kaylie Cox was the top Dragon runner in the girls race, finishing 7th overall with a time of 19:03. Senior Grace Williamson finished 9th in 19:17, followed by senior Abigail McIlvain (12th, 19:34), junior Olivia Jones (17th, 19:55) and sophomore Ava Bushaw (23rd, 20:05). Senior Laurel Hook (29th, 20:15) and sophomore Audrey Dunn (66th, 21:09) were the Dragons’ final two finishers.

Southlake Carroll photos and individual results follow, as do the complete team results. The 6A state championship meet will be held in Round Rock on Nov. 24.

Boys Varsity – Southlake Carroll Individual Results (top 5 are scorers)

3 Antonio Florcruz 15:56

12 Bennett Woolsey 16:24

15 Solomon Chavez 16:27

26 Bryan Fernando 16:41

28 Logan Cantu 16:42

29 Hunter Hill 16:44

31 Mason Alexander 16:48

Boys Varsity – Team Results (top 3 advance to state championship)

1 Southlake Carroll 61

2 El Paso Eastwood 64

3 Coppell 101

4 El Paso Americas 109

5 Flower Mound 118

6 Keller Timber Creek 160

7 Richardson Pearce 201

8 Denton Guyer 216

9 Dallas Jesuit 243

10 Allen 263

11 Odessa Permian 310

12 Arlington Houston 317

13 Hurst Bell 343

14 Arlington Martin 358

15 Abilene 378

16 Euless Trinity 419

Girls Varsity – Southlake Carroll Individual Results (top 5 are scorers)

7 Kaylie Cox 19:03

9 Grace Williamson 19:17

12 Abigail McIlvain 19:34

17 Olivia Jones 19:55

23 Ava Bushaw 20:05

29 Laurel Hook 20:15

66 Audrey Dunn 21:09

Girls Varsity – Team Results (top 3 advance to state championship)

1 Flower Mound 44

2 Southlake Carroll 52

3 El Paso Franklin 71

4 Prosper 123

5 Keller Timber Creek 152

6 McKinney Boyd 185

7 El Paso Montwood 192

8 Lewisville Hebron 202

9 Arlington Martin 263

10 Fort Worth Boswell 282

11 Weatherford 309

12 Wolfforth Frenship 319

13 Richardson Pearce 369

14 San Angelo Central 377

15 Richardson 437

16 South Grand Prairie 451