Thursday, March 23, 2023

Golden Finish: Brown Repeats as Class 6A 3,200-Meter Champion

AUSTIN – Carroll senior runner Reed Brown added a final chapter to his outstanding Dragon career.

Brown produced yet again at the UIL State Track and Field meet and repeated as the Class 6A state champion in the 3,200 meters. Brown finished in a time of 8:58.02 Brown’s medals and record-setting weekend didn’t end there.

He followed the next day with a second-place trophy in a record-setting run vs. Sam Worley of New Braunfels Canyon in the 1,600 meters at Mike A. Myers Stadium at the University of Texas. Both runners broke the state record that had been held since 2003.

Brown finished at 4:02.39 and Worley won the title with a time of 4:02.30.

Lady Dragon runner Gillian Moritmer also competed at state and finished 9th in the 3,200 meters.

Carroll Athletes Qualify for Area Track Meet

The Distict 5-6A track meet was held over two days last week at Flower Mound High School.

The following Dragons (including their district finish) have qualified for the Area Meet Thursday-Friday at Northwest Stadium.


Reed Brown 1st
Charlie Gardner 3rd
Nicholas Fernandez 4th

Reed Brown 2nd
Charlie Gardner 3rd
Nicholas Fernandez 4th 

4×400 RELAY 3rd
Kyle Walker
Joseph Devencinzo
Vishnu Nair
Reed Brown

Grant Phelps 2nd

Pole Vault
Race Seacat 1st


Cate Tracht 2nd
Gillian Mortimer 3rd

Gillian Mortimer 3rd
Cate Tracht 4TH

Ariana Lopez 3rd

4X100 RELAY 4th
Taylor Legan
Nailah Gordon
Elena Wilson
Iris Maryland

4X200 RELAY 2nd
Taylor Legan
Nailah Gordon
Elena Wilson
Iris Maryland

OPEN 400
Elise Anderson

Dragon Swimming/Diving Teams Sweep First Home Meet of Season

The Dragon Varsity Swim/Dive Teams hosted their home meet of the 2016-2017 season last week.

The Dragons dominated Allen and Dallas Jesuit winning all three relays and nine individual events.

The Lady Dragons won all three relays, and seven of the nine individual events vs. Allen and Dallas Ursuline Academy.

The next event Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. at the Carroll Aquatic Center.

Carroll  235   Dallas Jesuit   65
Carroll  223   Allen HS         77

Carroll  240   Ursuline        65
Carroll  231   Allen HS        84

Top 2 relays for the Dragons included:
1st 200 med relay  1:54.97 with Miranda Faust, Rachel Luevit, Anya Ittiruck and Amelia Rusli
2nd 200 med relay  1:58.13 with Ashlee Shepherd, Lillian Duma, Madelynn tung and Spencer Docka
1st 200 med relay  1:36.64  (new Carroll Aquatic Center HS Pool Record)
                           with Jack LeVant, Evan Kolde, Alex Zettle and Griffin Rea
1st 200 free relay  1:41.17 with Kit Kat Zenick, Natalie Whalen, Rachel Luevit and Tina Karl
2nd 200 free relay  1:46.95 with Lillian Duma, Sydney Balint, Alden Sadler and Lana Jeter
1st 200 free relay   1:29.97 with Colter Carman, Evan Kolde, Kevin Repice and Logan Davis
2nd 200 free relay  1:30.49 with Landon Armstrong, Logan Henry, Landon Jensen and Eric Hart
1st 400 free relay  3:42.49 with Natalie Whalen, Kit Kat Zenick, Sydney Balint and Amelia Rusli
1st 400 free relay  3:11.23 with Colter Carman, Landon Jensen, Logan Henry and Jack LeVant
2nd  400 free relay  3:12.26 with Landon Armstrong, Kevin Repice, Griffin Rea and Alex Zettle

Individual Top 3 finishers for the Dragons included:
Natalie Whalen 1st 200 free  1:55.62
Sydney Balint 2nd 200 free  2:01.40
Colter Carman 1st 200 free  1:43.73
Landon Armstrong 2nd 200 free  1:46.31
Kevin Repice  3rd 200 free 1:46.50
Rachel Luevit 1st 200 IM  2:12.18
Anya Ittiruck  2nd 200 IM  2:13.94
Madelynn Tung 3rd 200 IM  2:13.95
Jack LeVant 1st 200 IM  1:53.64
Jaykob Williams  3rd  200 IM  2:01.53
Kit Kat Zenick  1st 50 free  24.38
Alex Zettle  1st  50 free  21.61
Anya Ittiruck  2nd 100 fly  1:00.04
Madelynn Tung  3rd  100 fly  1:00.41
Logan Davis 1st  100 fly  53.51
Chris Lindley  3rd  100 fly  55.60
Amelia Rusli  2nd 100 free  55.72
Lana Jeter  3rd  100 free  57.72
Alex Zettle 1st  100 free  46.33  (tied Carroll Aquatic Center HS Pool Record)
Landon Jensen  2nd 100 free  47.88
Natalie Whalen  1st  500 free  5:09.21
Ashley Woods  2nd  500 free  5:24.84
Ashley Zettle  3rd  500 free  5:32.67
Colter Carman  1st 500 free  4:38.00
Chris Lindley  2nd  500 free   4:48.42
Kit Kat Zenick  1st 100 back  59.41
Jack LeVant  1st  100 back 50.18
Kevin Repice  3rd  100 back  55.99
Rachel Luevit  1st 100 breast  1:09.31
Lillian Duma  2nd  100 breast  1:12.03
Tina Karl  3rd  100 breast  1:13.61
Evan Kolde  1st 100 breast  1:00.95
JP Reppeto  2nd  100 breast  1:02.55
Logan Davis  3rd  100 breast  1:02.67
Allison Ward 1st diving 254.40
Isabelle LeBlanc 2nd diving  228.35
Summer Westover  3rd diving  215.05
CJ DuRant  1st diving  246.35
Phillip Kleiman  2nd diving  221.75

Dragon Academic Team Members Advance to State

The Dragons made an impressive showing at Region 1-5A UIL Academic Meet. Overall, a dozen students and two teams qualified for State. The meet was held at Texas Tech University in Lubbock May 1-3. The state meet will be later this month, May 19-21 at the University of Texas at Austin campus. Click here for additional information about the state meet.

Regional Competition results below:

OVERALL STANDINGS (top 5 out of 40 schools):

  • 1st: Flower Mound                  153
  • 2nd: Southlake Carroll     119
  • 3rd: Irving MacArthur              103
  • 4th: Keller                                98
  • 5th: Arlington Martin               88

* Indicates a State Qualifier

Computer Science – 1st Place Team *

  •             Reid Long – 3rd Individual *
  •             Anjie Liang – 6th Individual *
  •             Matt Kendzior *
  •             Elijah Snow *

Social Studies – 2nd Place Team *

  •             Jarod Chaney – 3rd Individual *
  •             Kelly Danner – 6th Individual *
  •             Kelsey Taeckens *
  •             Brownwyn Sutherland *

Speech – 2nd Place Team

Informative Speaking

  •             Kevin O’Brien – 1st Individual *
  •             Michael Formella – 3rd Individual *
  •             Ali Prasla – 5th Individual

Persuasive Speaking

  •             Azhar Hussain – 1st Individual *

Literary Criticism

  •                 Kenny Martin – 1st Individual *

Dragon Academic Team Captures Sweepstakes Title

Congratulations to the Carroll UIL Academic Team as they captured another top 3 Overall Sweepstakes Title at the Denton Ryan UIL B Invitational Meet. Coaches say the meet was a challenge and a testament to the overall strength of this year’s team. Next up for the UIL Academic Team is the District Meet, March 22 @ Northwest High School.  Results are listed below:

Denton Ryan HS UIL B Invitational Meet Results:

Southlake Carroll – 3rd place Overall Standings

Social Studies – 1st place Team (coached by Mr. Irish)

Individual Standings:

  • 1st place – Jared Chaney
  • 2nd place – Kelsey Taeckens
  • 3rd place – Kelly Danner
  • 4th place – Alexis Bowen
  • 7th place – Bronwyn Sutherland

Computer Science – 1st place Team (coached by Ms. Woessner)

Individual Standings:

  • 2nd place – Elijah Snow
  • 3rd place – Anjie Liang
  • 6th place – Shyam Sabhaya

Current Events – 2nd place Team (coached by Ms. Frank)

  • 2nd place – Daniele Brombilla
  • 5th place – Ray Teer

Literary Criticism – 3rd place Team (coached by Mr. Irish)

Individual Standings:

  • 6th place – Anthony Munson

Journalism (coached by Ms. Rose)

Individual Standings:

  • 5th place Feature Writing – Samantha Smith

Science (coached by Mr. Olson and Mr. Nell)

Individual Standings:

  • 5th place – Drew Anderson

Other teams that had strong showings:

  • Math, Number Sense, and Calculator Applications (coached by Mr. Tubbs)
  • Accounting (coached by Ms. Rose)
  • Spelling (coached by Mr. Irish)

Dragon Wrestlers Place In Top 6 At State

AUSTIN – Two Dragon wrestlers competed last weekend at the UIL State Wrestling Championships and both earned top-six finishes. Cody Lindberg was the top finisher earning a fourth-place medal in the 195-pound division. Lindberg won his first two matches and earned a pin in his second match. Matt Swoyer made his second consecutive trip to the state tournament and competed in the 170-pound class. Swoyer finished sixth overall and suffered a close loss (4-3) in the fifth-place match.