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Dragon Cross Country Teams Battle the Elements and Emerge Victorious

Sep 13, 2018 08:39AM ● By Maleesa Johnson
While Southlake certainly needed the rain, a dedicated group of athletes were probably wishing for clearer skies last weekend. 

The 14th Annual Southlake Invitational was held Saturday at Bob Jones Park in Southlake. Despite the deluge, the first three races were completed until field flooding caused the remaining races to be cancelled.  

The event hosts teams from around the state and neighboring states with over 3,000 runners attending. Among those runners, our Dragons made their mark, with the Boys Varsity Elite and Girls Varsity Open both taking first place, and Girls Varsity Elite placing third. 

“We are extremely pleased with the way our athletes responded to today’s conditions," Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard says via press release. "Anyone can run fast when the conditions are ideal but the sign of a champion is when they can block it out and complete the goal. I wish we could have run all the races but sometimes unexpected things happen.”
When you see them, be sure to congratulate the following Dragons for sticking it out:

Boys Elite Varsity (1st)
  • 7th Nate Lannen 16:44
  • 12th Henry Gardner 16:57
  • 13th Drew Bliss 16:57
  • 23rd Jack Meyers 17:19
  • 25th Steven Torres 17:26
  • 30th Tim McElaney 17:37
  • 34th Kieran Beirne 17:42
  • 65th Vishnu Nair 18:17
  • 83rd Hayden Coleman 18:30

Girls Elite Varsity (3rd) 

  • 24th Grace Williamson 20:09
  • 25th Payton Wichman 20:09
  • 27th Lydia Lo 20:10
  • 28th Sofia Santamaria 20:11
  • 30th Jenna Holland 20:12
  • 31st Kate Reppeto 20:13
  • 36th Abigail McIlvain 20:26
  • 37th Tatum Foreman 20:27
  • 55th Katherine McElaney 20:58
  • 60th Lauren Langenberg 21:04

Girls Varsity (1st)

  • 1st Kaitlyn Rodysill 21:36
  • 4th Laurel Hook 22:12
  • 7th Riley Lackey 22:19
  • 10th Rachel Nguyen 22:25
  • 11th Nikoletta Shockley 22:30
  • 12th Oliva Jones 22:31
  • 17th Madalyn Wardin 22:48
  • 20th Erin Fritz 22:55
  • 25th Kristin Mader 23:10
  • 32nd Kaylie Cox 23:34
Photo Credit: Tim Cory