Julie Varriale
Pin on Pinterest

Annual Southlake Invitational Meet Cut Short as

Carroll Cross Country Hosts Under Very Soggy Conditions


Boys Varsity Elite Take 1st Place

Girls Varsity Elite Place 3rd

Girls Varsity Open Place 1st



Southlake, TX (September 8, 2018) – The 14th Annual Southlake Invitational was held Saturday at Bob Jones Park in Southlake, Texas. Despite heavy downpours, the first three races were completed until field flooding caused the remaining races to be cancelled.  This event has become one of the state’s supreme races, hosting teams from around the state and neighboring states with over 3,000 runners attending.  Even with the very challenging conditions, Southlake Carroll came to compete with the Boys Varsity Elite and Girls Varsity teams grabbing 1st place and the Girls Varsity Elite team placing 3rd.   


Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We are extremely pleased with the way our athletes responded to today’s conditions. 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.”


Dragon Elite Varsity Boys Take 1st Place


The Elite Varsity Boys team placed first led by Nate Lannen, finishing 7th overall at 16:44.  Following Nate was Henry Gardner in 12th at 16:57, Drew Bliss in 13th at 16:57, Jack Myers in 23rd at 17:19 and Steven Torres in 25th at 17:26.  Rounding out the top seven for the team were Tim McElaney in 30th (17:37) and Kieran Beirne in 34th at (17:42).  There were 234 finishers in the race. 



Dragon Elite Varsity Girls Take 3rd Place


The Varsity Elite Girls team was led by Sophomore Grace Williamson placing 24th overall at 20:09.  Right behind Grace was Payton Wickman in 25th at 20:09, followed by Lydia Lo in 27th at 20:10, Sofia Santamaria in 28th at 20:11 and Jenna Holland placing 30th rounding out the top five scoring positions at 20:12.  Kate Reppeto (20:13) and Abigail McIlvain (20.26) placed 31st and 36th respectively.  Of the 215 participants, there were 163 finishers in the Varsity Elite girls’ race.





Dragon Varsity Girls Take 1st Place 


The Varsity Girls finished with an impressively low score of just 25 points and were led by sophomore Kaitlyn Rodysill who placed 1st overall in the race at 21:36. Next in was Laurel Hook at 22:12 placing 4th, followed by Riley Lackey in 7th at 22:19, Rachel Nguyen in 10th at 22:25, and Nikoletta Shockly in 11th at 22:30.   Rounding out the top seven finishers were Olivia Jones in 12th at 22:31 and Madalyn Wardin in 17th at 22:48.   


The Carroll Cross Country Varsity Teams will be traveling to California to compete in the Woodbridge XC Classic in Norco, CA next Saturday.



Southlake Invitational Top 10 Results



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



For full results, please visit:

Recognize 4537 Views
Related Posts