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Coach Gilley, Alexa Karmis, Abigail McIlvain, Jenna Holland, Lydia Lo, Kaylie Cox, Katherine McElaney, Tatum Foreman, Coach Leonard

Boys and Girls Squads Sweep Regionals

Lubbock, TX (October 28, 2019) – Facing stiff competition from multiple teams with state title aspirations, the Carroll XC boys and girls teams demonstrated once again that they too will be a force with which to be reckoned at the state championship meet to be held on November 9th, as both the Boys and Girls teams won the Region 1-6A cross country meet .  For the 10th consecutive year, the Boys team earned a state meet bid and for the 23rd consecutive year, the Lady Dragons earned a spot in the championship state race. Despite the tough 3-mile course at Mac Simmons Park, known for being a challenging course with steep hills and tight turns, the Dragon runners came out strong and persevered.

Head Coach Justin Leonard said,“We are proud of the way our kids stepped up and competed at the Regional meet in Lubbock.  It was our final dress rehearsal before the big dance and hopefully we will carry the momentum into the state meet.  Also, having four individuals in the top 10 was big for our team. No we just need to refocus and finish the goal.”  

Nate Lannen led the Boys team placing 3rd overall with a time of 14:52.  Antonio Florcruz was next to cross the line for the Dragons coming in 7th place (15:02), followed by Solomon Chavez (13th/15:12), Joe Gardner (17th/ 15:23) and Michael McCabe (20th/15:29) to round out the scoring for the team.   Brett Gilley (29th/15:41) and Chase Fisher (42nd/16:01) also competed for the squad.  The Dragon Boys team, which scored 60 points, El Paso Americas ( 2nd/80 points), Lewisville Flower Mound (3rd/ 97 points) and Coppell (121 points/ 4th) will all advance to the state championship meet.

Leading the way for the Lady Dragons was Jenna Holland who finished  4th place overall with a time of 17:32. Next to cross the line was Tatum Foreman in 6th place (17:51), followed by Katherine McElaney in 9th place (18:06), Kaylie Cox in  14th place (18:15) and Abigail McIlvain in 15th place (18:19) to complete the scoring for the Lady Dragons.  Lydia Lo (17th/18:28) and Alexis Karmis (57th/ 18:47) also competed for the team.  The Dragons Girls team, which scored 48 points, is moving on to the state meet along with Coppell (2nd/72 points), Lewisville Flower Mound  (3rd/100 points), and El Paso Franklin (4th/154 points).  

The Southlake Carroll Cross Country Varsity teams will compete for the Texas state championship on Saturday, November 9th at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, TX.

Region 1-6A Results

Boys Varsity

3rd Nate Lannen 14:52

7th Antonio Florcruz 15:02

13th Solomon Chavez 15:12

17th Joe Gardner 15:23

20th Michael McCabe 15:29


Girls Varsity

4th Jenna Holland 17:32

6th Tatum Foreman 17:51

9th Katherine McElaney 18:06

14th Kaylie Cox 18:15

15th Abigail McIlvain 18:19

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