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Carroll Cross Country Teams Running Strong

Sep 08, 2016 08:18AM ● By Audrey Sellers

The Southlake Carroll Cross Country teams ran away with big wins at the Marcus I Invitational meet in Denton’s North Lakes Park on Saturday with five of the six Southlake teams placing first. All teams stepped up to meet the challenge of their first 5K of the season. Between the boys and girls teams, 11 finished as National Elites*.

“We had some really good team and individual performances today. Marcus I is always our first 5K race of the season, and it’s an opportunity for our team to gauge their level of fitness early in the season,” says coach Justin Leonard. “We were really proud of our effort and the way our teams performed in all eight races. We will continue to progress, work hard and keep our on eye on the end goal.”

The Varsity Boys Elite team came out strong, beating the next closest team by 121 points. Reed Brown led the Dragons, taking first overall with a time of 15:14, followed by Nicholas Fernandes grabbing seventh place at 15:40, Juan Arcila in 14th place running 15:56, Connor Rutledge placing 15th coming in at 16:02 and Charlie Gardner in 24th at 16:20 to finish out the top five.

The Varsity Boys Open team also had an impressive first-place finish with a score of 75 points. Garrett Gabriel took first for the Dragons and seventh overall with a time of 17:00. Jack Myers was next to cross the line with an eighth-place finish and a time of 17:07, followed by Drew Bliss coming in 15th at 17:18, then Tyler Coleman taking 19th with a 17:24 and Everett Kolto finishing out the top five coming in 28th with a time of 17:34.

The Varsity Girls Elite team had an impressive showing as well coming in second place lead by Gillian Mortimer with an 7th place finish and a time of 18:14. Next was Cate Tracht taking 9th place running a 18:30, Ali White secured 12th place with an 18:46, Ari Lopez was 26th running a 19:20 and Angie Riera in 33rd place with a 19:32 to round out the top 5 scoring positions.

The Varsity Girls Open team took 1st and scored just 46 points and was lead by Sophia  Santamaria taking 3rd place with a time of 19:36, followed by Lauren Esparza taking 8th  running a 20:06, Regan Reilley snagged 12th running a 20:17, Jenna Holland was right behind in 13th place with a 20:19 and Kate Reppeto finished the top 5 with an 14th place finish at 20:35.

Southlake Carroll also dominated the JV Elite division, taking first place for both boys and girls. The boys scored an impressive 19 points and the girls’ score of 20 was equally impressive, taking the first, second, third, sixth and eighth place spots. 

Dragon runners will be hosting the Southlake Invitational meet Saturday, September 10 at Bob Jones Park in Southlake.

*National Elite Standards: Boys – 16:30 or below; Girls – 19:45 or below

-Reed Brown, Nicholas Fernandes, Juan Arcila, Connor Rutledge, Charles Gardner, Gillian Mortimer, Catherine Tracht, Ali White, Arianna Lopez, Angie Riera, Sofia Santamaria

Boys Elite Varsity

1st – Reed Brown – 15:14

7th – Nicholas Fernandes – 15:40

14th – Juan Arcila – 15:56

15th – Connor Rutledge – 16:02

24th – Charlie Gardner – 16:20

33rd – Evan Dunkel – 16:31

60th – Enzo Mortimer – 16:54

Boys Varsity Open

7th – Garrett Gabriel – 17:00

8th –Jack Myers – 17:07

15th – Drew Bliss – 17:18

19th – Tyler Coleman – 17:24

28th – Everrett Kolto – 17:34

42nd – Henry Gardner – 17:47

58th – David Archer – 17:57

Girls Elite Varsity

7th – Gillian Mortimer – 18:14

9th – Cate Tracht – 18:30

12th – Ali White – 18:46

26th – Ari Lopez – 19:20

33rd – Angie Riera – 19:32

42nd – Sarah McCabe – 19:54

44th – Christina Canal – 19:56

Girls Varsity Open

3rd – Sophia Santamria – 19:36

8th – Lauren Esparza – 20:06

12th – Regan Reilley – 20:17

13th – Jenna Holland – 20:19

14th – Kate Reppeto – 20:35

19th – Riley Lackey – 20:55

41st – Lydia Lo – 21:29

Boys Elite  JV  - Finishers in the Top 10

2nd – Nate Lannen – 17:26

3rd – Hayden Coleman – 17:29

5th – Vishnu Nair – 17:45

6th – Nicholas Arriaza – 17:45

8th – Matthew Sims – 18:06

9th – Brett Naughton – 18:06

Girls Elite JV  - Finishers in the Top 10

1st – Rima Toure – 20:43

2nd – Kelley-Anne Richards – 20:46

3rd – Delaney Drefs – 21:10

6th – Madalyn Wardin – 21:34

8th – Audrey Kwentus – 21:35

9th – Callie Colvin – 21:37

For full Marcus I meet results, visit