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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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