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Carroll Cross Country Teams Sweep District Meet

Oct 21, 2015 08:22AM ● By Audrey Sellers

Carroll Cross Country Varsity Girls (from left): Alison Esparza, Kayli Jones, Ari Lopez, Tig Archer, Sarah Odneal, Gillian Mortimer and Cate Tracht

For the fifth consecutive year, all four Dragon Cross Country teams placed first in the 7-6A district meet, giving the boys and girls Varsity teams a spot in the regional meet in Lubbock on October 26.

The Carroll Varsity and JV teams dominated the field at district, with three of the four teams obtaining a perfect score of 15.

“We are so proud of the way our teams performed today at the district meet. Their hard work and dedication paid off and it was fun to watch them compete at a high level,” Southlake Carroll Head Coach Justin Leonard said in a press release. “Our JV teams really showed their depth today and we’re excited about the future if they continue to work hard and do the little things like the others before them have done. Our Varsity teams ran well and now it’s time to gear up and complete the mission.”

The Varsity Lady Dragons took the top seven spots and scored a perfect 15. Senior Antigone Archer finished first with a time of 18:43.5. Next crossing the line simultaneously were Gillian Mortimer 18:43.6 and Alison Esparza 18:43.6. Sarah Odneal took fourth with 18:55 and Cate Tracht finished the scoring positions, coming in fifth at 18:59. Kayli Jones and Ari Lopez also competed for the Lady Dragon team, finishing sixth and seventh respectively.

The Varsity Boy Dragons also dominated their race with our top five runners placing in the top 10. Junior Reed Brown led the boys team and took second place with a time of 15:31. Michael Waugh took third place running a 16:03, Shea Whatley came in fourth with 16:07, Timou Toure came in seventh with a time of 16:11 and Charlie Gardner finished out the scoring positions in eighth place running 16:12. Michael Simcho and Nicholas Fernandes also competed, taking the 10th and 12th places respectively.

JV Dragons Reign Supreme

The JV Dragon boys showed how deep their talent goes by taking 17 of the top 20 spots and nine of the top 10 places. Perfect scoring their race, the JV boys were led by Juan Arcila taking first place, Chase Haddock second, Connor Rutledge third, Jackson Felkins fourth and Enzo Mortimer placed fifth to finish out the scoring positions. Sam Kemps (6th), Evan Dunkel (7th), David Archer (8th) and Tyler Coleman (10th) completed the top 10 spots.

The JV Lady Dragons also scored a perfect 15 and had 17 of the top 20 spots and nine out of the top 10. Olivia Arriaza took the first place spot, Lauren Esparza second, Sarah McCabe third, Reagan Reilley fourth and Ali White took fifth, rounding out the scoring positions. Izzy Dominguez (6th), Amy Riera (7th), Angie Riera (8th) and Gabi Bigalke (9th) completed the top nine spots. 

The Southlake Carroll Cross Country varsity teams will compete on October 26 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock in the highly competitive regional meet.

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