Sunday, January 17, 2021

Dragons Repeat as State 6A Boys Champions; Girl Take Second

The Carroll boys cross country team successfully defended its 6A state title Tuesday afternoon, defeating two-time reigning 5A state champion El Paso Eastwood and 2019 6A runner-up The Woodlands at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. It marks the 11th consecutive year the boys’ team has finished either first or second at the state meet.

Lady Dragons finish on the podium for the 18th time in the last 20 years

The girls’ squad finished second, behind first-time champion Flower Mound. It is the 18th time in the past 20 years the Lady Dragons have finished on the medal stand.

“Our young men and women left it all out on the course today,” head coach Justin Leonard said. “We had a lot of seniors running their last race, and they gave it all they had. I’m thrilled our boys were able to defend our state championship, and even though it didn’t quite go our way on the girls’ side, I’m proud of how they competed. Congratulations to Flower Mound on a phenomenal season.”

In the boys’ race, senior Antonio Florcruz finished fifth overall, leading the Dragons with a time of 15:31. Senior Solomon Chavez finished 11th in 15:41, followed by fellow seniors Bennett Woolsey (32nd, 16:02), Bryan Fernando (42nd, 16:13.27), and Mason Alexander (43rd, 16:13.28). Sophomores Logan Cantu (52nd, 16:22) and Hunter Hill (74th, 16:39) rounded out the Dragon competitors.

Junior Kaylie Cox was the top Dragon runner in the girls’ race, finishing 6th overall with a time of 18:00. Senior Abigail McIlvain finished 21st in 18:33, followed by senior Grace Williamson (24th, 18:42), senior Laurel Hook (33rd, 19:03), and sophomore Ava Bushaw (51st, 19:14). Junior Olivia Jones (54th, 19:19.18) and sophomore Audrey Dunn (56th, 19:19.87) were the Dragons’ final two finishers.

Southlake Carroll team photos and individual results follow, as well as the final team scores for all 6A state competitors.

Boys Varsity – Carroll Individual Results
5 Antonio Florcruz 15:31
11 Solomon Chavez 15:41
32 Bennett Woolsey 16:02
42 Bryan Fernando 16:13.27
43 Mason Alexander 16:13.28
52 Logan Cantu 16:22
74 Hunter Hill 16:39

Boys Varsity – Team Results
Southlake Carroll – 78
El Paso Eastwood – 84
The Woodlands – 99
Humble Atascocita – 113
Coppell – 137
Houston Strake Jesuit – 161
Klein – 161
San Antonio Johnson – 163
Bridgeland – 183
Katy Tompkins – 202
Harlingen – 278
Round Rock – 288

Girls Varsity – Carroll Individual Results
6 Kaylie Cox 18:00
21 Abigail McIlvain 18:33
24 Grace Williamson 18:42
33 Laurel Hook 19:03
51 Ava Bushaw 19:14
54 Olivia Jones 19:19.18
56 Audrey Dunn 19:19.87

Girls Varsity – Team Results
1 Flower Mound –  75
2 Southlake Carroll – 96
3 The Woodlands – 108
4 El Paso Franklin – 147
5 Katy Cinco Ranch – 152
6 Humble Kingwood – 157
7 Klein – 177
8 Klein Cain – 187
9 Spring Branch Smithson Valley – 197
10 Austin Vandegrift – 208
11 League City Clear Falls – 248
12 New Braunfels – 257