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Girls Cross Country Places 3rd in Eleventh Annual Southlake Invitational

Sep 24, 2015 04:47AM ● Published by Kevin

Senior Chantal Van der Westhuizen.

Southlake, TX (September 5, 2015) – The Eleventh Annual Southlake Invitational was this past Saturday at Bob Jones Park in Southlake, Texas, a new venue for one of the state’s supreme races. Some of Carroll’s top runners had a scheduled week off and did not compete on this new and fast course. Varsity Girls took 3rd place and Varsity Boys took 7th. 

Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We are very pleased with how this year’s Southlake Invite went.  This year’s meet had over 2,400 runners from 69 different schools. I would like to thank all of our volunteers and the City of Southlake for the many hours they spent making this one of the premier races in the state.” 

He added, “Our kids ran a well-executed race and we are very proud of their efforts throughout the races.  We rested some of our top runners this week and that gave some opportunities to some of our younger runners to step up and compete at the Varsity level.  Our JV teams performed at a high level once again this week. We are proud of the hard work and dedication that our runners put into this sport. They truly care about their team and teammates.”

Dragon Varsity Girls Take 3rd Place

The Varsity Girls were led by senior Chantal Van der Westhuizen in 14th place (19:21), senior Olivia Arriaza in 15th (19:25), sophomore Sarah McCabe followed in 31st (19:52), freshman Sofia Santamaria placed 32nd (19:54) and junior Gabi Bigalke took 38th place (20:01) to complete the 5 scoring positions.  There were a total of 210 varsity girl runners.

Dragon Varsity Boys Take 7th Place

Senior Timou Toure.

The Varsity boys team took 7th, led by senior Timou Toure 5th with a time of 15:29, sophomore Jackson Felkins was 34th (16:33), sophomore Juan Arcila took 40th place (16:39), junior David Archer came in next for the Dragons with a 74th place finish (17:06) and sophomore Connor Rutledge took the 81st spot (17:11) to complete the top five Carroll runners out of 259 varsity boys participants. 








JV Dragon Girls Show Depth with 2nd place and JV Boys Place 7th   

The JV Girls team was led by Lauren Thompson who took 10th place (21:43) and the JV Boys team by Blake Hosler in 11th place (18:14). 

The Carroll Cross Country Team has next week off. The top 24 girls and top 24 boys will resume racing on September 19th in Kingsville, TX at the Javelina XC Invitational.  The remainder of the team will compete at Marcus II in Denton, TX.

For full results please visit:

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Southlake Invitational Top Ten Results

Boys Varsity

  • 5th – Timou Toure 15:29
  • 34th – Jackson Felkins 16:33
  • 40th – Juan Arcila 16:39
  • 74th – David Archer 17:06
  • 81st – Connor Rutledge 17:11
  • 89th – Evan Dunkel 17:20
  • 91st – Tyler Coleman 17:21
  • 122nd – Sam Kemps 17:35
  • 137th – Everett Kolto 17:43
  • 145 – Henry Gardner 17:52

Boys JV

  • 11th – Blake Hosler 18:14
  • 30th – Eric Rose 18:55
  • 36th – Zachary King 19:05
  • 46th – Jared Stewart 19:16
  • 54th – Vishnu Nair 19:27
  • 55th – Hayden Coleman 19:29
  • 60th – Nicolas Arriaza 19:34
  • 61st – Drew Bliss 19:35
  • 67th – Marcus Woods 19:44
  • 82nd – Noah Smith 19:58

Girls Varsity

  • 14th – Chantal Van der Westhuizen 19:21
  • 15th – Olivia Arriaza 19:25
  • 31st – Sarah McCabe 19:52
  • 32nd – Sofia Santamaria 19:54
  • 38th – Gabi Bigalke 20:01
  • 41st – Angie Riera 20:06
  • 44th – Lauren Stewart 20:08
  • 53rd – Amy Riera 20:16
  • 56th – Regan Reilly 20:20
  • 75th – Micah Dadson 20:36

Girls JV

  • 10th – Lauren Thompson 21:43
  • 12th – Callie Colvin 21:49
  • 18th – Whitney Woods 22:03
  • 19th – Emma Lunden 22:07
  • 23rd – Addisyn Green 22:17
  • 27th – Elizabeth Fata 22:23
  • 35th – Lexi Sorenson 22:41
  • 39th – Paige Sanford 22:54
  • 40th – Eliot Johnson 22:55
  • 41st – Caitlin Mertz 22:57
Information and photos provided by Laurie Kemps.
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