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Boys and Girls Teams. On left, girls team from top: Cate Tracht, Sarah McCabe, Sophia Santamaria, Cristina Canal, Lauren Esparza, Kate Reppeto; On right, boys team from top: Jack Felkins, Enzo Mortimer, Drew Bliss, Connor Rutledge, Juan Arcila, Vishnu Nair, Jack Meyers




 Portland, OR (December 2, 2017) –Southlake Cross Country & Track Club’s top 7 boys and top 7 girls teams competed against the best runners in the nation at Nike Cross Nationals in Portland, Oregon on Saturday.  The girls came away with 20th in the nation and the boys took 19th in the nation. This is the 14th year that Nike has hosted this prestigious meet for the top two boys and top two girl’s teams in each of the eight regions around the country.  Rainy and chilly temperatures in the mid-40’s were familiar conditions for these runners as they navigated the race at the Glendover Golf Course filled with hills and plenty of mud.


The girl’s team entered the race as the South Region champions and placed 20th overall on Saturday.  Cate Tracht was first to cross the line for the girl’s team coming in 112th at 19:35.  Next to finish was Sofia Santamaria in 124th at 19:45, Sarah McCabe in 133rd at 19:55, Lauren Esparza placed 156th with a time of 20:13 and Angie Riera finished in 160th at 20:21.  Completing the lineup was Cristina Canal in 175th at 20:39 and Kate Reppeto in 194th at 21:18.    


The boy’s team entered the race as the second place finisher from Nike South Regionals placing 19th overall in the National race on Saturday.  The team was led by Juan Arcila in 107th at 16:28, followed by Jackson Felkins in 110th at 16:30, Jack Myers in 136th at 16:42, Vishnu Nair in 145th at 16:51 and Connor Rutledge in 162nd at 16:59.  Completing the boys team were Enzo Mortimer in 171st at 17:10 and Drew Bliss in 184 at 17:21. 


Head Coach Justin Leonard commented, “We are extremely proud of our runners and the season they’ve had.  To be able to end their season at NXN is an accomplishment that only 21 other schools in the U.S. can do.  We would like to thank our school, parents and community for the support.  We are excited about the future as well and we will begin that journey tomorrow.”


Results and video:

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Boys and Girls Teams




The Woodlands, TX (November 18, 2017) – The championship boys and girls Southlake Cross Country & Track Club teams both earned a trip once again to the Nike Cross Nationals meet in Portland, OR on December 2nd in this highly competitive Nike Regionals club meet.  The girls’ team with just 68 points took 1st place ahead of Keller while the boys’ team finished in 2nd place with 88 points behind Flower Mound.  This marks the 12th trip for the girls and the 11th trip for the boys to the Nationals meet in Portland. The Nike Regional meet includes teams from five states and only the top two teams from this and each regional meet around the country qualify for the Nike Nationals meet.  The remaining runners from the Southlake XC and Track Club ran in the open races with some impressive results, most notably a 1st and 2nd place finish for the Girls A & B teams in the Open 1 race and a 2nd place finish for the Boys in the Open 1 race.

Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We are so proud of all 122 runners that competed this weekend at Nike South Regionals.  Our runners came to compete and we as a program came away with two first place team finishes and two second place team finishes. I’m so excited that our seniors will be able to end their high school XC careers on a national stage in Portland, OR.”

The championship girls’ team was led by Senior Cate Tracht who came in 7th place overall, followed by Sarah McCabe who captured 9th place, with Sofia Santamaria coming in right behind her in 10th.  Angie Riera finished in the 18th spot and Kate Reppeto in 24th to round out the scorers.  Lauren Esparza (27th) and Cristina Canal (64th) also competed for the Southlake Girls’ team.   

The championship boys’ team was led by Senior Juan Arcila who came in 6th overall.  He was followed by Jackson Felkins in 12th, Vishnu Nair in 16th, Jack Meyers in 22nd and Enzo Mortimer finishing out the scoring positions coming in 32nd.  Drew Bliss (57th) and Connor Rutledger (76th) rounded out the top 7 runners for the Southlake team.  

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Carroll Cross Country Team



At The State Championship Meet

Round Rock, TX (November 4, 2017) – The Southlake Carroll Boys Cross Country Team earned a 2nd place finish and the Girls earned a 3rd place finish at the Class 6A State Championship in Round Rock, TX.  Even with warm and humid temperatures and a challenging course at Old Settler’s Park, both the boys and girls came away with podium finishes.

 Head Cross Country Coach Justin Leonard said, “We are extremely proud of the performance and effort that our kids poured into their race today. The kids set a goal last year and put themselves in position to be at their best. It has been a great season and I’m honored to be a part of their journey and part of their lives.”

 For the boys it was a repeat of last year’s state meet with the team coming away in 2nd place with 94 points behind The Woodlands who scored 88 points.  Junior Jack Myers came in 13th overall; following right behind him was Jackson Felkins in 14th with Juan Arcila crossing the line in 16th.  Connor Rutledge was next to finish in 23rd and Enzo Mortimer rounded out the scoring positions in 28th place.  Vishnu Nair finished in 41st place and Drew Bliss took 82nd, completing the varsity team.  Six of the runners met Elite Performance Standards with times of 16:30 or less.

 The Lady Dragons in a very tight race placed 3rd with 130 points behind Lewisville Hebron (with 122 points) and ahead of Flower Mound (with 141 points.)  Keller placed 1st overall.  The girls’ team was led by Junior Sofia Santamaria in 17th, followed by Sarah McCabe in 26th, Cate Tracht in 27th, Angie Riera in 29th, and finishing out the scoring positions was Kate Reppeto in 31st.  Lauren Esparza finished in 43rd and Cristina Canal came in 61st to complete the varsity team.  All seven girls met Elite Performance Standards with times of 19:45 or less.





Boys                                                                            Girls

13th – Jack Myers (15:33)                                               17th – Sofia Santamaria (18:26)

14th – Jackson Felkins (15:36)                                        26th – Sarah McCabe (18:40)

16th – Juan Arcila (15:39)                                                27th – Cate Tracht (18:42)

23rd – Connor Rutledge (15:44)                                       29th – Angie Riera (18:43)

28th – Enzo Mortimer (15:52)                                           31st – Kate Reppeto (18:47)

41st – Vishnu Nair (16:09)                                                43rd – Lauren Esparza (19:13)

82nd – Drew Bliss (16:46)                                                61st – Cristina Canal (19:40)

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Boys' and Girls' Teams At Regionals 10.23.17



Boys Place 3rd & Girls Place 2nd


Lubbock, TX (October 23, 2017) – The Carroll Girls and Boys Cross Country teams advanced to the State Championship race after placing 3rd in the boys race and 2nd in the girls race.  For the 8th consecutive year, the boy’s team has earned a state meet bid, and for the 21st consecutive year, the lady dragons earned a spot in the championship state race. Despite the tough 3-mile course at Mae Simmons Park, known for its steep hills and tight turns, the Dragon runners came out strong and persevered.

 Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We are excited about our performance today.  Our goal today was to punch our ticket for the state meet and we did that. We are now focused on our main goal and that is to be at our best on November 4th.  We would also like to thank the parents of our athletes, school and community for all of your continued support throughout our season.”

 Juan Arcila led the boys’ team placing 15th overall with a time of 15:23.  Jack Myers was next coming in 29th place, Connor Rutledge came in right behind in 30th, followed directly by Enzo Mortimer in 31st and Drew Bliss finished out the scoring positions in 35th place.  Vishnu Nair (46th) and Jackson Felkins (53) also competed.  Along with the Dragon boys’ team (scoring 126 points), El Paso Eastwood (taking 1st with 55 points), Flower Mound (taking 2nd with 76 points) and Wylie High (in 4th with 158 points) will all advance to the Championship State Meet.

Leading for the Lady Dragons was Cate Tracht placing 13th overall with a time of 17:57.  Sofia Santamaria crossed the line right behind in 14th, followed directly by Sarah McCabe in 15th.  Next to finish was Angie Riera in 30th, with Kate Reppeto in 35th to complete the scoring runners.  Cristina Canal (61st) and Lauren Esparza (66th) also competed.  The girls’ team (placing 2nd with 67 points) is moving to the state meet along with Keller (placing 1st with 28 points), Flower Mound (in 3rd with 73 points), and Lewisville Hebron (in 4th with 106 points).


Girls                                                                 Boys

13th – Cate Tracht 17:57                                      15th – Juan Arcila 15:23

14th – Sofia Santamaria 17:57                             29th – Jack Myers 15:40

15th – Sarah McCabe 17:59                                 30th – Connor Rutledge 15:41

30th – Angie Riera 18:24                                     31st – Enzo Mortimer 15:42

35th – Kate Reppeto 18:30                                  35th – Drew Bliss 15:45

61st – Cristina Canal 19:11                                  46th – Vishnu Nair 15:54

66th -- Lauren Esparza 19:19                               53rd – Jackson Felkins 16:02

 The Southlake Carroll Cross Country Varsity teams will compete on Saturday, November 4th at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, TX in the State Meet.

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Varsity Girls Heading to Regionals

Carroll Cross Country Varsity Teams Advance to Regionals

JV Teams Take Top Honors

At UIL 6A – District 5 Championship Meet


Southlake, TX (October 14, 2017) – The Dragon Varsity Boys Team took 1st place while the Varsity Girls placed 3rd in this tremendously competitive UIL 6A – District 5 Meet, earning the Varsity teams a spot in the Regional meet in Lubbock .  The Boys had a low score of just 36 points, placing 9 points ahead of the next team.  The Girls race couldn’t have been any closer with the top three teams coming within just one point of each another.  Both JV Teams dominated the field taking 1st place and showing the depth of the Carroll team.  The top 3 schools in the varsity boys and girls divisions advance to the Regional meet in Lubbock on October 23rd.

Southlake Carroll Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We knew coming into the district meet that it was going to be extremely competitive.  Our goal is to qualify for the next meet and run our best on November 4th.  Survive and advance.  I’m extremely proud of the way our kids stepped up and ran -- onto the next one.”

The Varsity Dragon Boys dominated their race with 4 of the runners placing in the top 10 and the team scoring only 36 points.  Junior Jack Myers led the boys’ team taking 4th place with a time of 15:49.  Jackson Felkins took 5th place running a 15:53, Juan Arcila came in 7th with 15:59, Connor Rutledge came in 9th with a time of 16:04 and Vishnu Nair finished out the scoring positions in 11th place running 16:10.  Enzo Mortimer and Drew Bliss also competed, taking the 12th and 16th places respectively.

The Varsity Lady Dragons finished strong with Senior Cate Tracht leading the team and placing 2nd overall with a time of 18:01.  Next to cross the line was Sofia Santamaria in 12th running an 18:47, followed by Kate Reppeto in 14th at 19:04, Sarah McCabe in 15th at 19:09 and Cristina Canal finishing the scoring positions coming in 18th at 19:14.  Lauren Esparza and Angie Riera also competed for the Lady Dragon team, finishing 19th and 20th respectively


JV Dragons Reign Supreme 

The JV Dragon boys ran an impressive race taking 1st place with a very low score of 21 points and had 8 runners finishing in the top 10 overall.  The team was led by Sophomore Nate Lannen finishing in 1st place overall, followed by Noah Castro in 2nd, Everett Kolto in 5th, Lucas Levant  in 6th and rounding out the scoring positions was Antonio Florcruz in 7th.  Duncan Brown (8th), Chase Fisher (9th), Oliver Arandia (10th), Tim McElaney (14th) and Nick Arriaza (16th) completed the top 10 spots for the Dragons.   

The JV Lady Dragons showed how deep their talent goes by nabbing the top seven finishing positions overall and with a perfect score of 15, sweeping the race.  Leading for the Lady Dragons was Sophomore Rima Toure taking 1st, followed by Grace Williamson in 2nd, Lydia Lo in 3rd, Shreya Veeravelli in 4th, and rounding out the scoring positions was Abigail McIlvain in 5th place.  Payton Wichman (6th), Rachel Nguyen (7th), Katherine McElaney (9th), Jenna Holland (12th) and Alexa Karmis (14th) completed the top 10 positions for the Lady Dragons.

 In two weeks, the Southlake Carroll Cross Country Varsity teams will compete at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock in the highly competitive Regional Meet.






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Junior Sofia Santamaria and Senior Cate Tracht

Dragon Runners Come Out On Top

at the Falcon Fast Invitational

Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys Place 1st

JV Girls and JV Boys Also Take 1st Place


Keller, TX (September 30, 2017) – With the cancellation of the Carroll Dragons’ Varsity races in Round Rock, TX, the entire team competed locally at the Falcon Fast Invitational.  Each of the Varsity and JV Teams came away with big results placing 1st in all races. 

 The varsity boy’s, coming in 1st place with 50 points, were led by Jack Meyers finishing in 6th place overall with a time of 16:00.  Right behind Jack was Jackson Felkins in 7th at 16:02.  Next to cross the line was Connor Rutledge in 8th at 16:06.  Completing the scoring positions for the day was Juan Arcila in 12th at 16:13 and Vishnu Nair in 17th at 16:18. 

 The varsity girls’ team came away with a 1st place finish, with Sofia Santamaria leading the Lady Dragons taking 10th place overall at 18:27.  Next in line was Cate Tracht in 14th at 18:40, followed by Sarah McCabe in 19th at 19:00.  Cristina Canal was next to cross the line at 19:06 in 23rd place and rounding out the scoring positions was Angie Riera in 26th at 19:10. 

 The JV Boys team took 1st place with a very impressive low score of 18 points.  Not to be outdone, the JV Girls also placed 1st with an equally impressive low team score of 17 points.  The boys had finishers in the top two places overall while the girls took the top 3 finishing positions. 

 Head Cross Country Coach Justin Leonard commented, “All four of our teams ran a great race this past weekend.  This was our last meet before our district meet so it was important that we came out and had a strong performance.  Our runners have been putting in some hard weeks of training and now it’s time for us to focus on gearing up for our qualification races.  We have put in the work now it’s time to have fun.”


Varsity Boys – Top Results

6th – Jack Meyers 16:00

7th – Jackson Felkins 16:02

8th – Connor Rutledge 16:06

12th – Juan Arcila 16:13

17th – Vishnu Nair 16:18

18th – Enzo Mortimer 16:21

20th – Nate Lannen 16:24


Varsity Girls – Top Results

10th – Sofia Santamaria 18:27

14th – Cate Tracht 18:40

19th – Sarah McCabe 19:00

23rd – Cristina Canal 19:06

26th – Angie Riera 19:10

28th – Rima Toure

29th – Kate Reppeto


JV Boys – Top Results

1st – Chase Fisher 17:02

2nd – Tim McElaney 17:03

4th – Grant Anderson 17:13

5th – Hayden Coleman 17:19

6th – Chris Duffy 17:25

7th – Steven Torres 17:25

9th – Bradley Heidebrecht 17:34


 JV Girls – Top Results

1st – Audrey Kwentus 20:27

2nd – Madalyn Wardin 20:28

3rd – Abigail McIlvain 20:29

5th – Lauren Langenberg 20:39

6th – Regan Reilley 20:45

7th – Caitlin Mertz 20:45

9th – Katherine McElaney 20:50



Next week the Dragons will prepare for the District meet on October 14 at Bob Jones Park in Southlake, TX.

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Junior Duncan Brown

Carroll Cross Country Weekend Meets Recap

 Dragon Girls Take 2nd & Dragon Boys Place 3rd   

At The Islander Splash Invitational

JV Dragon Girls Finish 5th & JV Dragon Boys Place 6th

At the Coppell Invitational

 Corpus Christi and Grapevine, Texas (September 23, 2017) – As the top Southlake Carroll Dragon runners prepare for next week, the remaining team split up with a portion of the runners traveling to Corpus Christi for the annual Texas A&M-Islander Splash Invitational where the girls took 2nd place and the boys came away with a 3rd place finish in the 6A Varsity Division. The rest of the boys and girls team competed at the Coppell Invitational held  at Meadowmere Park in Grapevine.


Islander Splash Invitational

Leading the Lady Dragons to their 2nd place finish in Corpus was Grace Williamson placing 9th overall (21:29).  Next was Abigail McIlvain (21:41) in 14th, Katherine McElaney (21:48) in 19th place, Laurel Hook (22:21) in 23rd, and in 28th was Caitlyn Midkiff (22:36).

 The boys came away with a 3rd place finish and were led by Duncan Brown (17:55) placing 7th overall.  Next was Grant Anderson (18:12) in 17th, Bradley Heidebrecht (18:19) in 22nd, Ryan Odneal (18:52) in 50th and Oliver Arandia (18:53) in 53rd to round out the top 5.

 Coppell Invitational

Carroll Cross Country had teams compete in the JV division of the meet in Grapevine with the Girls team finishing 5th and the Boys placing 6th.   First to cross the line for the girls was Jenna Laverock (23:44) in 21st, next was Kathryn Reilley (24:27) in 29th, Reese Duggan (24:28) in 30th, Ava Chadd (24:37) in 34th and Morgan Potter (24:51) in 42nd.  Leading the boys was Brett Walker (19:17) in 41st, Brian McCarthy (19:23) in 43rd, Michael Chambless (19:33) in 50th, Thomas Drefs (19:33) in 51st and in 52nd was Bennett Woolsey (19:36).

Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard commented, “We are proud of the way our program and teams competed this weekend at the Islander Splash and Coppell Invite. The teams were able to gain some valuable experience that will hopefully pay dividends next weekend and ultimately at the district meet. We have one meet remaining until district so it's time to focus on the little things and get ready to run fast when it matters the most.”

The Dragons are back on the course next Saturday with the Varsity teams traveling to the highly competitive Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, AR and the JV Dragon runners competing in Keller at the Timbercreek Invitational.

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Girls Elite Varsity (L-R): Cate Tracht, Lauren Esparza, Cristina Canal, Kate Reppeto, Angie Riera, Sara McCabe, Sophia Santamaria

Varsity Elite & Varsity Dragon Teams Compete in California

Elite Varsity Girls Finish 4rd & Boys Take 5th

Varsity Girls Place 1st & Boys Finish 9th


Norco, CA  (September 16, 2017) – The top runners of the Southlake Carroll Cross Country teams traveled to Norco, CA to compete at the 37th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, a fast 3-mile race held under the lights at night. Both the boys and girl’s teams faced tough competition from around the country and came away with some outstanding performances including a 1st place finish in the girls’ varsity race.

Head Coach Justin Leonard commented, “Our teams ran some great races against some of the toughest competition in the nation. All of our teams stepped up and represented our program well in California. It was a great weekend and hopefully this will help propel our runners into the rest of the season."

The Elite Varsity Dragon girls took an impressive 4rd place in California and were led by senior Cate Tracht who captured 21st place with a time of 16:43.3.  Next in line for the Dragons was Sofia Santamaria with a 41st place finish (17:13.2), Sarah McCabe came in next in 56th place (17:30.9), Lauren Esparza was 72nd (17:53.2) and Cristina Canal rounded out the scoring positions with a 75rd place (17:54.3) finish. Angie Riera (18.08.9) and Kate Reppeto (18:35.7) completed the elite 7 runners for the Dragon girls’ team. 

The Elite Varsity Dragon boys faced tough competition and came away with a 5th place finish led by senior Enzo Mortimer in 37th place (14:47.8).  Right behind him in 38th place was Jack Meyers (14:48.0).  Next to cross the line for the Dragons was Jackson Felkins in 42nd place (14:49.9), Drew Bliss in 67th place (14:59.1) and rounding out the boys scoring positions was Vishnu Nair in 82nd (15:08.0).  Completing the boy’s elite team were Juan Arcila in 93rd (15:16.9) and Connor Rutledge in 112th (15:23.9).

The Varsity Dragon girls took 1st place and were led by Sophomore Jenna Holland coming in 10th (17:30), Lydia Lo finished right behind in 14th (17:32), Payton Wichman in 34th (18:10), Rima Toure in 43rd (18:20) and Tatum Foreman in 48th (18:23).  Completing the girls’ team was Vy Nguyen in 63rd (18:35) and Shreya Veeravelli in 65th (18:37). 

The Dragon Varsity boys came away with a 9th place finish and were led by Nate Lannen in 32nd (15:12), followed by Everrett Kolto in 56th (15:28), Lucas Levant in 62nd (15:31), Noah Castro in 63rd (15:32) and Nick Arriaza in 77th (15:38).  Rounding out the boy’s team was Antonio Florcruz in 86th (15:42) and Henry Gardner in 141st (16:16).  

The Elite and Varsity Dragons will use this next week off to train hard and prepare for the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, AR on September 30th.  The JV teams will split up next week and compete in Corpus Christi, TX at the Islander Splash and in Grapevine, TX at the Coppell Invitational.

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Varsity Boys Southlake Invite

Carroll Cross Country Hosts the Southlake Invitational


Varsity Dragon Girls 10th Place

Varsity Dragon Boys 12th Place

JV Girls Place 2nd

JV Boys Place 9th  


Southlake, TX (September 9, 2017) – The 13th Annual Southlake Invitational was held Saturday at Bob Jones Park in Southlake, Texas. This has become one of the state’s supreme races, hosting teams from around the state as well as teams from California, Oklahoma and Louisiana.  Some of Carroll’s top boys and girls had a scheduled week off and did not compete. Varsity Girls took 10th place and Varsity Boys took 12th.

Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We would like to thank all of our volunteers/parents for helping us put on the Southlake Carroll XC Invite. We are proud of the way our kids competed in the races.  We were able to give our younger runners an opportunity to run in the varsity races so they could gain some much needed experience.  We are looking forward to the rest of the season.” 

Dragon Varsity Girls Take 10th Place

 The Varsity Girls were led by Junior Shreya Veeravelli coming in 46th overall (19:29), next was Sophomore Katherine McElaney in 55th (19:40), then Juniors Madalyn Wardin in 58th (19:47), Audrey Kwentus in 66th (19:53) and rounding out the top 5 was Junior Sarah Creech in 71st (19:56).  There were a total of 253 varsity girls running.

 Dragon Varsity Boys Take 12th Place

 The Varsity Boys team took 12th, led by  Junior Nick Arriaza in 64th with a time of 16.33, followed by Senior Chris Duffy, 74th (16:41), Junior Duncan Brown, 84th (16:46), Sophmore Tim McElaney, 88th (16:48), and Junior Bradley Heidebrecht taking 102nd place (16:58) to complete the top five Carroll runners.  There were 295 varsity boys competing.

 JV Dragon Girls Take 2nd Place and the JV Boys take 9th Place

 The JV girl’s team was led by Caitlyn Midkiff finishing in 7th place overall with a time of 20:30.  Leading for the JV boys’ was Brett Gilley finishing 29th overall (17:44).  There were 379 girls competing and 516 boys in the JV races.


The Carroll Cross Country Varsity Teams will be competing at the Woodbridge XC Classic in Irvine, CA next Saturday.


 Southlake Invitational Top Ten Results


Boys Varsity (12th)

64th – Nick Arriaza – 16:33

74th – Chris Duffy – 16:41

84th – Duncan Brown – 16:46

88th – Tim McElaney – 16:48

102nd – Bradley Heidebrecht – 16:58

110th – Grant Anderson – 17:02

120th – Chris Tract -- 17:08

132nd -- Chase Fisher – 17:14

149th -- Ryan Odneal 17:25

151st -- Michael McCabe – 17:26


Boys JV (9th)

29th – Brett Gilley – 17:44

45th – Oliver Arandia – 18:01

46th – Miguel Espana – 18:01

51st – Matthew Hetrick – 18:04

54th -- Kirby Spraggins – 18:06

65th – Jake Booher -- 18:18

68th – Nile Barfield -- 18:21

75th -- Ryan Hurrell – 18:26

82nd -- Moritz Proell – 18:37

84th -- Samuel Schafer – 18:42


Girls Varsity (10th)

46th -- Shreya Veeravelli – 19:29

55th – Katherine McElaney -- 19:40

58th -- Madalyn Wardin 19:47

66th – Audrey Kwentus – 19:53

71st – Sarah Creech 19:56

74th – Grace Williamson – 19:58

77th – Jenna Holland – 20:03

79th -- Caitlin Mertz – 20:08

87th -- Abigail McIlvain – 20:16

89th -- Kate Hosler – 20:18


Girls JV (2nd)  

7th -- Caitlyn Midkiff – 20:30

8th – Regan Reilley – 20:33

9th – Avery Potts – 20:34

11th – Erin Fritz – 20:37

17th -- Haiden Scarborough – 20:53

25th – Kara Kushwaha – 21:15

33rd – Serena Young – 21:32

37th -- Sarah Schelling – 21:43

40th -- Lauren Stewart – 21:51

40th -- Grace Harshaw – 21:51


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2017 Carroll Cross Country Team at Marcus

Southlake Carroll Dragons Show Depth

At the Marcus I Invitational

Varsity Boys Elite and Varsity Boys Open Finish 1st  

Varsity Girls Elite Take 2nd / Varsity Girls Open Take 1st

JV Elite Boys Take 1st/ JV Open Finishes 2nd

JV Elite Girls Take 1st /JV Open Finishes 4th

Denton, Texas (September 2, 2017) – 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 5 of the 8 Southlake teams placing 1st.  All teams stepped up to meet the challenge of their first 5k of the season. Between the boys and girls teams, 15 finished as National Elites*.

Coach Justin Leonard commented, "We are extremely proud of the effort our kids put into all the races at the Marcus 1 invite.  We ran in a total of 8 races and our kids competed really well. We told our runners their performances in the Marcus meet are a reflection of the amount of work they put in over the summer.  Now it's up to them to progress from this point on leading into the district, regional & state meet.  District & State medals weren't given out yesterday."

The Dragons took 1st place in the Varsity Boys Elite race with Jackson Felkins leading the team taking 5th overall with a time of 15:48, followed by Jack Meyers grabbing 9th place at 15:52, Connor Rutledge in 10th place running 15:53, Enzo Mortimer placing 14th coming in at 16:01 and Juan Arcila in 15th at 16:05 to finish out the top five.

The Varstiy Boys Open team also had an impressive 1st place finish with a low score of 25  points.  Noah Castro took 1st for the Dragons and 3rd overall with a time of 16:34.  Nate Lannen was next to cross the line with a 4th place finish and a time of 16:36, followed by Everett Kolto in 5th at 16:41, then Antonio Florcruz taking 6th with a 16:46 and Nick Arriaza finishing out the top 5 coming in 7th with a time of 16:46.

The Varsity Girls Elite team had an impressive showing as well coming in 2nd place led by Cate Tracht with a 6th place finish and a time of 18:12. Next was Sofia Santamaria taking 20th place running a 18:38, Angie Riera placed 30th with an 19:05, Christina Canal was 32nd  running a 19:09 and Sarah McCabe in 33rd place with a 19:10 to round out the top 5 scoring positions.

The Varsity Girls Open team took 1st and scored just 34 points and was led by Rima Toure taking 3rd place with a time of 19:28, followed by Vy Nguyen taking 6th running a 20:00, Payton Wichman was right behind in 7th place running a 20:00, Jenna Holland was right behind that in 8th place with a 20:00 and Tatum Foreman rounded out the top 5 with a 10th place finish at 20:16.

 Southlake Carroll also dominated the JV Elite division, taking 1st place for both boys and girls. The boys scored a low 41 points while the girls scored just 25 points, taking the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, and 9th place spots.

The Dragon runners will be hosting the Southlake Invitational meet next Saturday, September 9th at Bob Jones Park in Southlake.


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

-Jackson Felkins, Jack Meyers, Connor Rutledge, Enzo Mortimer, Juan Arcila, Vishnu Nair, Drew Bliss, Cate Tracht, Christina Canal, Angie Riera, Sofia Santamaria, Sarah McCabe, Kate Reppeto, Lauren Esparza, Lydia Lo

  Boys Elite Varsity  (1st)                                                       Boys Varsity Open (1st)

5th  – Jackson Felkins – 15:48.11                                      3rd -- Noah Castro – 16:34.15                                           

9th – Jack Meyers --  15:52.41                                           4th – Nate Lannen – 16:36.89

10th  – Connor Rutledge – 15:53.69                                 5th – Everett Kolto – 16.41.4

14th – Enzo Mortimer – 16:01.55                                     6th – Antonio Florcruz – 16:46.18

15th – Juan Arcila – 16:05.24                                             7th – Nick Arriaza – 16:46.67

20th  – Vishnu Nair – 16:10:26                                          9th  – Lucas Levant – 16:52.35

21st – Drew Bliss – 16:10.69                                              22nd – Chris Duffy – 17:20.83


 Girls Elite Varsity (2nd)                                                         Girls Varsity Open (1st)

6th – Cate Tracht – 18:12.69                                              3rd – Rima Toure – 19:28.97

20th – Sofia Santamaria – 18:38.26                                   6th – Vy Nguyen – 20:00.03

30th – Angie Riera – 19:05.21                                           7th – Payton Wichman – 20:00.39

32nd – Christina Canal  -- 19:09.45                                    8th – Jenna Holland – 20:00.91

33rd – Sarah McCabe – 19:10.33                                      10th – Tatum Foreman – 20:16.83

37th -- Kate Reppeto – 19:16.66                                       11th -- Shreya Veeravelli – 20:18.94

39th – Lauren Esparza – 19:17.21                                     20th – Madalyn Wardin – 20:38.3


Boys Elite JV (1st) – Finishers in the Top 10                    Boys JV Open (2nd) – Finishers in the Top 10

4th – Grant Anderson – 17:19.54                                      4th – Matthew Hetrick – 19:05.25

6th – Steven Torres – 17:20.65                                         6th – Sam Schafer – 19:12.76

7th – Chase Fisher – 17:29.16                                           

9th – Bradley Heidebrecht – 17:39.91


 Girls Elite JV (1st)– Finishers in the Top 10                      Girls JV Open (4th) – Finishers in the Top 10

2nd – Grace Williamson – 20:28.85                                   2nd – Jenna Laverock – 22:41.05

3rd – Sarah Creech – 20:46.87                                          3rd – Sarah Schelling – 22:47.71

5th Audrey Kwentus – 20:58.76                                       

6th – Caitlin Mertz – 21:18.67                                           

9th – Riley Hrenko – 21:27.07



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