Sunday, September 26, 2021

Carroll Teams Capture Titles At Southlake Invitational

The Dragons raced to the Southlake Invitational title last weekend in Grapevine.

The Carroll boys’ and girls’ cross country teams  captured team titles at the 9th Annual Southlake Invitational at Meadowmere Park in Grapevine last weekend. The meet kicked off at sunrise with a new double loop course, which was great for the hundreds of spectators. The top five boys and top three girls finished with qualifying times for the National Silver Team.

“Our boys and girls teams had some great performances today at the Southlake Invitational,” Carroll coach Justin Leonard said. “This was a new course for everyone, and we ran well. This event hosted over 1,700 runners and a special thanks to all of the volunteers, parents, sponsors, runners and coaches that helped make this event great.”

The Dragons were led by senior Jacob Pickle placing 2nd with a new 5K PR of 15:28,  3rd place Connor Hendrickson (15:39) and Eli Canal grabbed 5th (15:45) to finish in the top 10 out of 212 runners.  Johnny Kemps finished strong in 19th place (16:15) and, with an impressive PR of 16:21, senior Brent Aydon took 25th place to complete the top five Carroll runners for a team score of 50 points. Keller followed with 93 team points and 3rd place went to Hebron with 111 team points.

The Lady Dragons were were led by 5th place Antigone Archer (18:34), senior Katie Burnham placed 7th (18:40) and Sam Young closely followed in 8th (18:41) to place in the top 10 of 175 varsity runners.  Moriah Dadson placed 22nd (19:52) and sophomore Kayli Jones who took 24th place with a 20:03 to complete the 5 scoring positions. Hebron finished 2nd and New Braunsfels took 3rd.

Dragon Runners

2nd – Jacob Pickle – 15:28
3rd – Connor Hendrickson – 15:39
5th  – Eli Canal – 15:45
19th – Johnny Kemps – 16:15
25th – Brent Aydon – 16:22
34th – Luke Lanham – 16:35
35th – Eric Karl II – 16:35
43rd – Ansel Richards – 16:53
54th – Kyle Polansky – 17:08
57th – Eric Vetere – 17:09

Girls Varsity
5th – Tig Archer – 18:34
7th – Katie Burnham – 18:40
8th – Sam Young – 18:41
22nd – Moriah Dadson – 19:52
24th – Kayli Jones – 20:03
27th – Ari Lopez – 20:12
34th – Haley McFadden – 20:23
54th – Sophie Watson – 20:46
65th – Rianna Randolph – 20:55
69th – Sarah Odneal – 21:00