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September 27, 2020


Southlake Carroll Boys & Girls Sweep Falcon Fast Invite

Florcruz, Fisher win boys varsity, JV races; Beall wins girls JV


Fort Worth, TX – The Southlake Carroll boys and girls cross country teams opened defense of their state titles Saturday morning with victories at the Timber Creek Falcon Fest Invite. Both JV teams also kicked off the season with opening-meet wins.


The boys finished with 24 points, well ahead of second-place Keller (67), led by senior Antonio Florcruz, who crossed the finish line first with a time of 15:53.  Fellow seniors Bennett Woolsey (16:09, 3rd overall), Bryan Fernando (16:15, 4th), Isaac Chavez (16:29, 7th) and Brian McCarthy (16:31, 9th) rounded out the scoring for the Dragons.


On the girls side, junior Kaylie Cox finished second overall, with a time of 18:37, leading Southlake Carroll (31 points) to a three-point win over Colleyville Heritage. She was followed by senior Abigail McIlvain (18:59, 3rd), sophomore Audrey Dunn (19:00, 5th), senior Grace Williamson (19:30, 9th) and junior Olivia Jones (19:40, 12th). Jones edged out teammate Laurel Hook by .72 seconds for the final scoring slot.


In the morning’s JV competition, sophomore Dylan Fisher (16:47) and junior Karley Beall (20:37) took home first place in their respective races, leading the Dragons to convincing wins. The girls finished 55 points ahead of second-place Keller Timber Creek, and the boys won by 48 over Colleyville Heritage.


The Dragons dominated the girls race, finishing in the top six spots. Following Beall were freshmen Lily Garland (20:50) and Tatum Janning (20:55), sophomore Mie-Ava Anderson (21:07), and freshmen Julia Gassett (21:12) and Alexandra Walsh (21:40).


The boys, led by Fisher, had five of the top six finishers, and 11 of the top 12. Senior Noah Castro finished second in 17:24, followed by freshman Jude Alvarez (17:26, 3rd), sophomore David Fisher (17:39, 4th) and freshman Brady Golomb (17:58, 6th).


The varsity Dragons will next be in action on Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Marcus I Invitational in Denton. The JV teams will compete at the Keller Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 3.

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Girls Varsity State Runners (First Row L-R): Katherine McElaney, Grace Williamson, Jenna Holland, Tatum Foreman, Abigail McIlvain, Kaylie Cox and Lydia Lo. Boys Varsity State Runners (Back Row L_R): Nate Lannen, Brett Gilley, Michael McCabe, Antonio Florcruz, Solomon Chavez, Tim McElaney and Joe Gardner.

Round Rock, TX (November 9, 2019) – The Texas 6A Boys and Girls cross-country trophies are back where they belong at Southlake Carroll. Riding a wave of momentum, perseverance, exceptional dedication and hard work, Southlake Carroll Dragons Boys and Girls teams swept the 6A titles at the Texas state championship meet held in Round Round last Saturday.  The path to the state titles highlighted the exceptional depth of this year’s SLC Boys and Girls cross-country teams. 

Head Cross Country Coach Justin Leonard said, “It’s really hard to express in words how proud of our kids we are.  Our runners set a goal last year to win the state meet this season and they worked extremely hard to achieve it. It was a total team effort by everyone in or program. Our kids were at their best when it mattered the most and I’m just so thankful that I got to be apart of their journey.”

For the Boys team it was a long awaited redemption after several years of near misses. The Boys team scored 80 points, followed by traditional nemesis Conroe The Woodlands (115 points), and Lewisville Flower Mound (133 points).  Solomon Chavez came in 6th place overall at the meet; following him in scoring for the Dragons was Antonio Florcruz in 14th place with Tim McElaney right behind him in 15th place.  Joe Gardner was next to cross the line for the Dragons in 20th place, and Michael McCabe rounded out the Dragons scoring in 25th place.  Nate Lannen (36th) and Brett Gilley (51st) also competed for the team.  

The Lady Dragons won handily. The squad scored 45 points, followed by Humble Kingwood (91 points) and Prosper (105 points). Jenna Holland paced the team, finishing 5th overall. Following her in scoring for the team was Katherine McElaney in 7th place, Grace Williamson in 10th place, Tatum Foreman in 11th place, and Abigail McIlvain in 12th place. Also competing for the team was Lydia Lo (17th place) and Kaylie Cox (28th place). 



6th –   Solomon Chavez (15:07)

14th – Antonio Florcruz (15:20)

15th – Tim McElaney (15:20)



20th – Joe Gardner (15:27)

25th – Michael McCabe (15:34)

36th – Nate Lannen (15:44)

51st – Brett Gilley (15:56)



5th –   Jenna Holland (17:54)

7th – Katherine McElaney (18:00)

10th – Grace Williamson (18:07)

11th – Tatum Foreman (18:14)

12th  – Abigail McIlvain (18:19)


17th – Lydia Lo (18:24)

28th – Kaylie Cox (18:38)

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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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District 5-6A Champions CXC JV Girls

UIL District 5-6A XC Championship Meet Results:

Carroll Cross Country Varsity Teams Advance to Regionals

The Carroll JV Teams Dominate Their Races

Southlake, TX (October 17, 2019) – The Carroll Varsity and Junior Varsity cross country teams dominated the UIL District 5-6A Cross Country Championship meet held on Thursday on a 5K course at Bob Jones Park.  The Varsity Boys scored 24 points to beat runner-up Northwest Eaton by 52 points. The Varsity Girls scored a perfect 15 points to beat runner-up Keller by 79 points. The Varsity Boys and Girls teams advanced to the Region 1-6A Championship to be held on October 28 in Lubbock. The Carroll JV Boys and Girls teams results at the meet demonstrated  the exceptional depth of the Carroll cross country teams: The JV Boys scored a perfect 15 points-and also had the first 14 runners to cross the finish line. The JV Girls also scored a perfect 15 points- and had the first 10 runners to cross the finish line. 

Southlake Carroll Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We are so proud of the way our kids competed at the District meet. This meet was an opportunity to display our hard work in a championship setting and our runners didn’t disappoint. We are excited to race at Regionals and punch our ticket for the State Meet. Thank you to everyone who came out to support our runners.

Coach Leonard further commented, “I’m so proud of this Senior Class and the leadership they have displayed all year long and throughout their four years.”

Varsity Teams Advance

The Varsity Dragon Boys team dominated their race with 5 of the runners placing in the top 10.  Nate Lannen won the race with blazing fast time of 14:46. Also scoring for the team were Antonio Florcruz who finished 3rd overall with a time of 15:07, Michael McCabe in 5th place (15:11), Solomon Chavez in 6th place (15:12), and Tim McElaney in 9th place (15:22). Also competing for the Varsity Boy Dragons were Joe Gardner (11th/15:24) and Chase Fisher (18th/15:46).

The Varsity Lady Dragons dominated their race with a perfect score of 15 points, and also had their 7 runners place 1st - 7th overall. Leading the way for the team was Jenna Holland, who won the race with a blazing time of 17:39. Also scoring for the team were Tatum Foreman, who finished 2nd overall with a time of 17:57, Lydia Lo in 3rd place (18:03), Katherine McElaney in 4th place (18:06), and Alexas Karmis in 5th place (18:13). Also competing for the Varsity Girl Dragons were Kaylie Cox (6th/18:24) and Abigail McIlvain (7th/18:28).  

JV Dragon Teams Reign Supreme

The JV Dragon Boys team showed off the Carroll XC running depth by taking 1st place with a perfect score of 15 points, while also having its top 14 placing runners finish 1st -14th in the overall individual standings. The team was led in scoring by Brett Gilley who finished 1st  overall with a time of 15:33, followed by Jayden Chambless in 2nd (15:41), Mason Alexander in 3rd (15:49), Grant Anderson in 4th (16:03), and Matthew Hetrick in 5th (16:06). Completing the top 7 for the team were Matthew Sims in 6th (16:08) and Lucas Levant in 7th (16:08).  Issac Chavez (8th/16:10), Kieran Beirne (9th/16;12), and Bryan Fernando (10th/16:13) rounded out the top 10 for the squad.

The JV Lady Dragons had an equally impressive showing as the JV Boys, taking 1st place with a perfect score of 15, while also having its top 10 placing runners finish 1st-10th in the overall individual standings.  The team was led in scoring by Grace Williamson who placed 1st overall with a time of 18:05, followed by Ava Bushaw in 2nd (18:38), Natalie Ng in 3rd (19:03),  Olivia Jones in 4th (19:06), and Rachel Nguyen in 5th (19:08). Completing the top 7 for the team were Laurel Hook in 6th (19:11) and Mia Tesoriero in 7th (19:20). Kate Reppeto (8th/19:40), Audrey Dunn (9th/19:48), and Payton Wichman (10th/19:54) rounded out the top 10 for the squad.

In less than two weeks on October 28, the Southlake Carroll Cross Country Varsity teams will compete at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock in the highly competitive Regional Meet.

District 5-6A Top 7 Results

Varsity Boys

1 Nate Lannen 14:46

3 Antonio Florcruz 15:07

5 Michael McCabe 15:11

6 Solomon Chavez 15:12

9 Tim McElaney 15:22

11 Joe Gardner 15:24

18 Chase Fisher 15:46

JV Boys

1 Brett Gilley 15:33

2 Jayden Chambless 15:41

3 Mason Alexander 15:49

4 Grant Anderson 16:03

5 Matthew Hetrick 16:06

6 Matthew Sims 16:08

7 Lucas Levant 16:08

Varsity Girls

1 Jenna Holland 17:39

2 Tatum Foreman 17:47

3 Lydia Lo 17:53

4 Katherine McElaney 17:56

5 Alexa Karmis 18:03

6 Kaylie Cox 18:14

7 Abigail McIlvain 18:18

JV Girls

1 Grace Williamson 18:05

2 Ava Bushaw 18:38

3 Natalie Ng 19:08

4 Olivia Jones 19:06

5 Rachel Nguyen 19:08

6 Laurel Hook 19:11

7 Mia Tesoriero 19:20


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Senior Chase Fisher, Junior Antonio Florcruz, Senior Nate Lannen, Senior Tim McElaney

Chile Pepper Festival XC Meet:

Varsity Elite Boys 1st / Varsity Elite Girls 1st

Varsity Elite Boys 7th / Varsity Elite Girls 8th

The Decatur Reunion Run:

Varsity Boys 2nd / Varsity Girls 3rd

JV Boys 1st / JV Girls 1st


Fayetteville, AR and Decatur, TX (October 5, 2019) – For the second time in two weeks, the Carroll XC Varsity Elite Boys and Girls teams fared well against strong competition in an out- of-state meet. At the Chile Pepper Festival XC meet, a dual college and high school XC competition hosted by the University of Arkansas, the Varsity Elite Boys teams placed 1st and 7th on the 5K course and the Varsity Elite Girls squads  placed 1st and 8th. All of the Carroll teams participated in the “El Caliente” race, which featured the fastest high school runners at the Chile Pepper meet. Meanwhile, the Carroll Varsity and JV teams took care of business a little closer to home, with the Varsity Boys and Girls finishing 2nd and 3rd  respectively in the Varsity division of the Reunion Run in Decatur, and the JV Boys and Girls teams placing 1st in the Junior Varsity division. 

Coach Justin Leonard said, “These were our final tune-up meets heading into the championship portion of our season. I thought our boys and girls performed at a high level at both meets, especially the performances at the Reunion Run. We are excited about the District Championship Meet on October 17th. We will be ready and it’s going to be fun.”

Following are the individual results for the Dragons runners. The runners’ overall placement as shown below reflects the results used for team scoring, i.e. they do not reflect the results of unattached runners. The top 5 runners for each team score.

Chile Pepper Festival: Leading the 1st place Southlake Carroll Elite Varsity Boys team was Nate Lannen placing 5th overall (15:40) followed by Solomon Chavez in 6th (15:42),  Antonio Florcruz in 19th(15:59), Joe Gardner  in 35th (16:14), and Michael McCabe in 36th (16:18).  Tim McElaney (111th/16:58) and Chase Fisher (114th/16:59) rounded out the top 7 positions.  

Leading the 1st place Southlake Carroll Elite Varsity Elite Girls team was Jenna Holland placing 1st overall (18:19), followed by Kaylie Cox in 2rd (18:39), Lydia Lo in 3rd (18:43), Abigail McIlavain in 11th (19:05) and Tatum Foreman in 25th (19:31).  Alexa Karmis (26th/19:33) and Katherine McElaney (31st/19:39) completed the top 7.  

Leading the 7th place Elite Varsity Boys team was Mason Alexander (49th/16:26), followed by Jayden Chambless (52nd/16:29), Brett Gilley (66th/16:38), Steven Torres (87th/16:49) and Matt Hetrick (105th/16:56). Kieran Beirne (125th/17:03) and Lucas Levant (281st/17:57) completed the top 7. 

Leading the 8th place Elite Varsity Girls team was Laurel Hook (49th/20:09), followed by Kristin Mader (72nd/20:27), Olivia Jones (82nd/20:36), Payton Wichman (84th/20:38), and Natalie Ng (94th/20:44). Kate Reppeto (101st/20:48) and Rachel Nguyen (116th/21:02) completed the top 7.

Decatur Reunion Run:  The  Southlake Carroll Varsity Girls finished 3rd in the Varsity division. The squad tied for 2nd, and was only 3 points behind the leader, but lost the tie-breaker for 2nd place.  Pacing the squad was Nikoletta Shockley’s 8th place finish(20:33), followed by Mia Tesoriero in 16th (21:06), Caris White in 18th (21:18), Anna Hall in 20th (21:20), and Audrey Dunn in 21st (21:21.0). Rachel Moon  (22nd/21:21.0) and Maggie Costello (23rd/21:21.5) rounded out the top 7. 

Southlake Carroll Varsity Boys finished 2nd in the Varsity division The squad was led by Bryan Fernando in 18th place (16:39), followed by Logan Schaunaman in 24th (16:49), Devin Aydon in 28th (16:51), Aidan Denk in 35th (17:04) and Bruner Lind in 46th (17:14). Robert Freeman (55th/17:21) and David Fisher (57th/17:23) rounded out the top 7. 

The Carroll JV XC Girls finished 1st in the Junior Varsity division.  Anna Hill finished 3nd (22:36), followed by Helen Capriglione in 4th (also 22:36), McKaylee McAddo in 8th (23:07), Zayle Sidhu in 9th (23:08), and Elizabeth Ritenour in 10th (23:12). Kenzie Baulier (15th/23:26) and Claudia Bigalke (16th/ 23:27) rounded out the top 7. 

The Carroll JV XC Boys finished 1st in the Junior Varsity division. Hunter Hill finished 2nd (18:00), followed by Blayne Williams in 6th (18:24), Daniel Stevenson in 8th (18:30), Ethan Satsky in 9th (18:34), and Ishan Kumar in 15th (18:54). Nathan Upadhyay (16th/18:54.5) and Vivek Reddy (17th/18:55) rounded out the top 7.

This last weekend’s events concludes the regular season events for the Southlake Carroll cross country teams. Next up is the post season events, starting with the District 5-6A Championship Meet, which Southlake Carroll will be hosting at Bob Jones Park on Thursday, October 17th. 


Chile Pepper Sr. High Invitational Top 5 Results

Carroll-Stripes Boys

5th Nate Lannen 15:40

6th Solomon Chavez 15:42

19th Antonio Florcruz 15:59

35th Joe Gardner 16:14

36th Michael McCabe 16:18


Carroll-Green Boys

49th Mason Alexander 16:26

52th Jayden Chambless 16:29

66th Brett Gilley 16:38

87th Steven Torres 16:49

105th Matt Hetrick 16:56


Carroll-Stripes Girls

1st Jenna Holland 18:19

2nd Kaylie Cox 18:39

3rd Lydia Lo 18:43

11th Abigail McIlvain 19:05

28th Tatum Foreman 19:31


Carroll-Green Girls

49th Laurel Hook 20:09

72nd Kristen Mader 20:27

82nd Olivia Jones 20:36

84th Payton Wichman 20:38

94th Natalie Ng 20:44


Reunion Run Cross Country Meet Top 5 Results

Boys Varsity

18th Bryan Fernando 16:39

24th Logan Schaunaman 16:49

28th Devin Aydon 16:51

35th Aiden Denk 17:04

46th Bruner Lind 17:14


Boys JV

2nd Hunter Hill 18:00

6th Blayne Willams 18:24

8th Daniel Stevenson 18:30

9th Ethan Satsky 18:34

15th Ishan Kumar 18:54


Girls Varsity

8th Nikoletta Shockley 20:33

16th Mia Tesoriero 21:06

18th Caris White 21:18

20th  Anna Hall 21:20

21st Audrey Dunn 21:21


Girls JV

3rd Anna Hill 22:36

4th Helen Capriglione 22:36

8th McKaylee McAdoo 23:07

9th Zayle Sidhu 23:08

10th Elizabeth Ritenour 23:12


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Seniors Kate Reppeto and Payton Wichman

Boys Varsity Open 1st / Girls Varsity Open 2nd

Boys JV Elite 1st / Girls JV Elite 4th

Boys  JV Open 6th / Girls JV Open 4th


Southlake, TX (September 28, 2019) – Southlake Carroll XC hosted the Carroll Dragon XC Classic at Bob Jones Park, the second of three cross country meets that Carroll will host over the span of six weeks. This weekend’s meet featured multiple strong individual and team performances by the Southlake Carroll team.  

Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard said “First off, we would like to thank everyone that helped with the Carroll XC Classic. Our runners did an outstanding job in every division. We competed, and that mentality will pay dividends at our district meet on October 17th. We have one regular season weekend remaining before championship season begins.”

Results (runners’ individual placements are per the results used for team scoring):

Open Varsity Boys Race: Dragons Finish 1st:The team was led by Mason Alexander, who placed 6th overall with a time of 16:37.  Also scoring for the team were Issac Chavez in 10th (17:03), Grant Anderson in 11th (17:04), Logan Schaunaman in 15th (17:13) and Bryan Fernando in 26th (17:26).  Noah Castro (37th) and Aidan Denk (40th) rounded out the top seven for the team. 

Open Varsity Girls Race: Dragons Finish 2nd: The team was led by Grace Williamson, who placed 2nd overall with a time of 19:28.  Also scoring for the team were Payton Wichman in 14th (20:51), Kate Reppeto  in 15th (20:54), Caitlyn Midkiff in 21st (21:15) and Nikoletta Shockley in 26th (21:28). Anna Hall (28th) and Audrey Dunn (30th) rounded out the top seven for the team.

Junior Varsity Elite Boys Race: Dragons Finish 1st:  The team was led by Bruner Lind, who placed 1st overall with a time of 17:56. Also scoring for the team were Nick Langenburg in 3rd (18:33),  Bode Keiser in 9th (19:00), Levi May in13th (19:03), and Ethan Satsky in 15th (19:06). Daniel Stevenson (17th) and Vivek Reddy (19th) rounded out the top seven for the team.  

Junior Varsity Elite Girls Race:  Dragons Finish 4th: The team was led by Rachel Moon who finished 6th overall with a time of 21:57. Also scoring for the team were Mie-Ava Anderson in 16th (23:09), Karley Beall in 23rd (23:31), Riley Calvin in 24th (23:32), and Olivia Abram in 30th (23:40). Kenzie Baulier (31st) and Helen Capriglione (32nd) rounded out the top seven for the team.

Junior Varsity Boys Open: Dragons Finish 6th: The team was led by Hunter Morrison, who finished 20th overall with a time of 20:50. Also scoring for the team were Jack Sibbett in 22nd (21:02), Luke Becker in 23rd (21:10), Jack Olsen in 35th (21:49), and Ryan Becker in 54th (22:34). Rounding out the top seven finishers for the team were Ryan Flammer in 62nd and Raahem Siddiqui in 63rd.

Junior Varsity Girls Open: Dragons Finish 4th: The team was led by Kellen Dukes, who finished 6th overall with a time of 24:10. Also scoring for the team were Lauren Hosler in 14th (25:27), Catherine Handy in 24th (26:01), Kate Reilley in 27th (26:09), and Austyn Griffith in 32nd (26:30). Rounding out the top seven finishers for the team were Mira Nair in 33rd and Melina Holt in 37th.

This coming Saturday, October 5th, the Southlake Carroll XC team will compete in two cross country meets. Carroll runners will compete in either the Chile Pepper Festival XC Meet, a dual college and high school meet hosted by the University of Arkansas near its Fayetteville campus, or the The Reunion Run at Joe Wheeler Park in Decatur.

Dragon XC Classic Top 7 Results

Boys Varsity Open (1st)

6th Mason Alexander 16:37

10th Isaac Chavez 17:03

11th  Grant Anderson 17:04

15th Logan Schaunaman 17:13

26th Bryan Fernando 17:26

37th Noah Castro 17:45

40th Aidan Denk 17:48


Girls Varsity Open (2nd)

2nd Grace Williamson 19:28

14th Payton Wichman 20:51

15th Kate Reppeto 20:54

21st Caitlyn Midkiff 21:15

26th Nikoletta Shockley 21:28

28th Anna Hall 21:36

30th Audrey Dunn 21:39


Boys Elite JV (1st)

1st Bruner Lind 17:56

3rd Nick Langenberg 18:33

9th Bode Keiser 19:00

13th Levi May 19:03

15th Ethan Satsky 19:06

17th Daniel Stevenson 19:10

19th Vivek Reddy 19:13


Girls Elite JV (4th)

6th Rachel Moon 21:57

16th Mie-Ava Anderson 23:09 

23rd Karley Beall 23:31 

24th Riley Calvin 23:32

30th Olivia Abram 23:40

31st Kenzie Baulier 23:47

32nd Helen Capriglione 23:53


Boys JV Open (6th)

20th Hunter Morrison 20:50

22nd  Jack Sibbett 21:02

23rd  Luke Becker 21:10

35th Jack Olson 21:49

54th Ryan Becker 22:34

62nd  Ryan Flammer 22:51

63rd Raahem Siddiqui 23:03


Girls JV Open (4th)

6th Kellen Dukes 24:10 

14th Lauren Hosier 25:27

24th Catherine Handy 26:01

27th Kate Reilley 26:09

32nd Austyn Griffith 26:30

33rd Mira Nair 26:33

37th Melina Holt 27:01



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CXC Varsity Girls

Elite Girls Finish 2nd / Elite Boys Finish 3rd

Varsity Girls Take 3rd / Varsity Boys Take 9th


Norco, CA  (September 21, 2019) – The top runners  for the Southlake Carroll Cross Country team traveled to Norco, CA to compete at the 39th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic, which features a 3 mile course.  This year’s event featured 52 races and hosted more than 350 teams from around the country. In the face of strong national competition, the Carroll Cross Country teams delivered some outstanding performances. 

Head Coach Justin Leonard commented, “Our Boys and Girls teams performed really well and represented our program and Texas on a big stage. Running against national caliber individuals and teams will pay off when it matters the most. Our focus remains on a championship season, but placing 2nd, 3rd, 3rd, and 9th was a big accomplishment.”

The Elite Varsity Dragon girls team finished 2nd in the Sweepstakes Division. The team tied for 1st on points, but finished 2nd based on the tie-breaker. The squad was led by Kaylie Cox who came in 19th with a time of 16:54. Following Kaylie in scoring positions for the Dragons were Jenna Holland in 25th place (17:04:5), Lydia Lo in 26th place  (also 17:04:5), Tatum Forman in 32nd place (17:09) and Katherine McElaney in 67th place (17:43). Abigail McIlvain (17:47) and Alexis Karmis (18:01) also competed for the squad.  

The Elite Varsity Dragon boys finished 3rd in the Sweepstakes Division. The squad was led by Nate Lannen who finished 19th overall with a time of 14:34. Next to cross the finish line in scoring positions for the Dragons were Antonio Florcruz in 54th place (14:53), Tim McElaney in 57th  place (14:55), Chase Fisher in 80th (15:07:4) and Solomon Chavez in 81st place (15:07:6). Michael McCabe (15:08) and Matthew Sims (15:20) also competed for the squad.

The Varsity Dragon girls finished 3rd in the Rated Varsity Division. The team was led by Grace Williamson in 16th place (17:54). Next to cross the finish line in scoring positions for the team were Kayli Jones in 23rd place (18:07),  Natalie Ng in 43rd place (18:20), Laurel Hook in  71st place (18:44) and Kristen Mader in 76th place (18:45).  Rachel Nguyen (19:15) and Erin Fritz (19:44) also competed for the team.

The Varsity Dragon boys finished 9th in the Rated Varsity Division. The team was led by Joe Gardner in 35th place (15:17).  Next to cross the finish  line in scoring positions for the squad were Jayden Chambless in 46th place (15:23), Kieran Bierne in 57th place (15:27), Matt Hetrick in 77th place (15:32), and Brett Gilley in 100th place (15:41). Chris Tracht (15:45) and Lucas Levant (16:07) also competed for the squad.   

The Southlake Carroll Cross Country Varsity Elite and Varsity teams’ next competition will be at the Chile Pepper Cross Country Festival at the University of Arkansas on October 5th. Not all of the Carroll Cross Country  runners have next weekend off though: Southlake Carroll will be hosting the Carroll Dragons Cross Country Classic at Bob Jones Park this coming Saturday. The event is the second of three cross country events that Southlake Carroll Cross Country is hosting this season. Multiple Carroll Cross Country teams will be running at the event. 

Woodbridge Classic Top 7 Results

Elite Varsity Boys Sweepstakes Race

19 Nate Lannen 14:34

54 Antonio Florcruz 14:53

57 Tim McElaney 14:55

80 Chase Fisher 15:07

81 Solomon Chavez 15:07

83 Michael McCabe 15:08

118 Matthew Sims 15:20


Varsity Boys Rated Race

35 Joe Gardner 15:17

46 Jayden Chambless 15:23

57 Kieran Beirne 15:27

77 Matt Hetrick 15:32

100 Brett Gilley 15:41

109 Chris Tracht 15:45

157 Lucas LeVant 16:07


Elite Varsity Girls Sweepstakes Race

19 Kaylie Cox 16:54

25 Jenna Holland 17:04

26 Lydia Lo 17:04

32 Tatum Foreman 17:09

67 Katherine McElaney 17:43

73 Abigail McIlavain 17:47

91 Alexa Karmis 18:01


Varsity Girls Rated Race

16 Grace Williamson 17:54

23 Olivia Jones18:07

43 Natalie Ng18:20

71 Laurel Hook 18:44

76 Kristin Mader18:45

122 Rachel Nguyen 19:15

161 Erin Fritz 19:44


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Senior Daniel Stevenson, Junior Nick Langenberg, Sophomore Bode Keiser

Kingsville and Coppell, Texas (September 14, 2019) – As the CXC Varsity Elite teams prepare for competition in California next week, the CXC Varsity and JV teams fared exceptionally well in their competition this week. The CXC Varsity boys and girls squads finished  1st against strong competition at the Javelina XC meet in Kingsville, while the CXC JV boys and girls teams took 2nd  place at the Coppell Invitational.

Following are the individual results for the Dragons:

Javelina XC Invite: Leading the Lady Varsity Dragons to their 1st place finish was Ava Bushaw placing 2nd overall (19:22) followed by Nikoletta Shockley in 5th (20:11),  Maggie Costello in 7th(20:19), Caris White  in 9th (20:37), and Audrey Dunn in 10th (20:38).  Mia Tesoriero (20:45) and Gabby Dugger (20:50) rounded out the top 7 positions. 

The Boys Varsity Dragons finished 1st with Grant Anderson  leading the Dragons in 3rd (15:55), followed by Mason Alexander, 4th (15:57), Logan Schaunaman in 6th (16:08), Bryan Fernando in 8th (16:19) and Issac Chavez in 9th (16:20).  Aidan Denk (16:37) and Jacob Freeman (16:41) completed the top 7. 

Coppell Invitational:  Southlake Carroll JV XC Girls finished 2nd.  Pacing the squad was Riley Calvin in 4th (23:58), Sydney Schelling in 12th (24:43), McKaylee McAdoo in 14th (24:49), Zayle Sidhu in 18th (25:06), and Helen Capriglione in 20th. Elizabeth Ritenour (25:41) and Oliva Abram (25:47) rounded out the top 7.

Southlake Carroll JV XC Boys finished 2nd.  Bode Keiser finished 7th (19:22), followed by Nick Langenberg in 8th (19:26), Levi May in 9th (19:27), Daniel Stevenson in 14th (19:37), and Jack Litwin in 22nd (20:09). Vivek Reddy (20:16) and William Wilkerson (20:39) rounded out the top 7.

Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard commented  “We are so proud of the way our kids competed this weekend at the Javelina XC invite and Coppell XC invite. We continued to show our depth as a program at both meets. The kids are working hard and we are gearing up for the District meet. We will continue to work hard and be at our best during Championship season. Thank you to everyone for all of the continued support.”

The Dragons will be sending teams to the Woodbridge XC Classic in California this coming weekend.   

Javelina XC Invitational Invitational Top 7 Results

Boys Varsity (1st)


  3rd Grant Anderson 15:55 

  4th Mason Alexander 15:57

  6th Logan Schaunaman 16:08

  8th Bryan Fernando 16:19      

  9th Isaac Chavez 16:20

 16th Aidan Denk 16:37       

 18th Jacob Freeman 16:41

 Girls Varsity (1st)

  2 Ava Bushaw 19:22            

  5 Nikoletta Shockley 20:11       

  7 Maggie Costello 20:19       

  9 Caris White 20:37           

 10 Audrey Dunn 20:38       

 11 Mia Tesoriero 20:45

 12 Gabby Dugger 20:50


 Coppell XC Invitational Invitational Top 7 Results

Boys JV (2nd)


7th  Bode Keiser 19:22                                   

8th  Nick Langenberg 19:26         

9th  Levi May 19:27         

14th Daniel Stevenson 19:37      

22nd Jack Litwin 20:09                   

24th Vivek Reddy 20:16                

30th William Wilkerson 20:39    

 Girls JV (2nd)

4th Riley Calvin 23:58

12th Sydney Schelling 24:43

14th McKaylee McAdoo 24:49

18th Zayle Sidhu 25:06

20th Helen Capriglione 25:13

23rd Elizabeth Ritenour 25:41

27th Olivia Abram 25:47

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Boys Varsity Elite 1st / Boys Varsity 1st 

Girls Varsity Elite 1st / Girls Varsity 1st

JV Boys Elite 1st / JV Girls Elite 2nd

JV Boys 23rd / JV Girls 10th


Southlake, TX (September 7, 2019) – The 15th Annual Southlake Invitational was held Saturday at Bob Jones Park in Southlake, Texas.  The event has become one of Texas’ premier cross country races, hosting teams and individual runners from around the state of Texas  as well as neighboring states. Over 2,600 runners and 78 teams registered for the event this year. In the face of strong competition and a heat index value that was already above 90 degrees by 9:00 a.m., Southlake Carroll XC teams took five 1st place finishes and a 2nd place finish.    

Carroll Cross Country Head Coach Justin Leonard said, “We would like to thank everyone that volunteered their time with the Southlake Invite. It was a large meet that ran smoothly due to you all.  Our kids ran great and really competed. We had some great performances and we are excited to watch our runners grow in the coming weeks. We will continue to work hard and focus on getting better as a team.  At the end of the day we need to maximize our individual potential through effort. We are in control of our future.”

Results (runners’ individual placements are per the results used for team scoring):

Dragon Varsity Elite Boys Finish 1st:The Elite Varsity Boys team placed first, and was led by Nate Lannen, who finished 2nd overall at 15:35.  Also scoring for the team were Tim McElaney in 11th at 16:17, Antonio Florcruz in 13th at 16:19, Salomon Chavez in 14th at 16:19 and Michael McCabe in 20th at 16:31.  Rounding out the top seven for the team were Matthew Hetrick in 30th (16:42) and Brett Gilley in 39th (16:50).  

Dragon Varsity Elite Girls Finish 1st:The Elite Varsity Girls team was led by Jenna Holland, who placed 3rd overall at 18:25.  Also scoring for the team were Kaylie Cox in 5th at 18:54, Alexa Karmis in 11th at 19:11, Tatum Foreman in 12th at 19:13 and Abigail McIlvain placing 14th at 19:13.  Lydia Lo (19:17) and Katherine McElaney (19:28) placed 15th and 23rd respectively to round out the top seven finishers for the team. 

Dragon Varsity Boys Finish 1st:  The Varsity Boys were led by Grant Anderson who placed 1st overall with a time of 17:03. Also scoring for the team were Logan Schaunaman in 3rd (17:09),  Mason Alexander in 5th (17:23), Bryan Fernando in 11th (17:38), and Robert Freeman in 17th (17:54).   Rounding out the top seven finishers for the team were David Fisher in 22nd (17:56) and Aidan Denk in 26th (18:03)

Dragon Varsity Girls Finish 1st: The Varsity Girls were led by Ava Brushaw who finished 2nd overall with a time of 20:12. Also scoring for the team were Nikoletta Shockley in 19th (21:40), Brynn Floreano in 21st (21:47), Audrey Dunn in 23rd (21:48), and Mia Tesoriero in 27th (21:53). Rounding out the top seven finishers for the team were Laura Land in 28th (21:55) and Caris White in 32nd (22:02). 

Dragon Elite JV Boys Finish 2nd: The Elite JV boys were led by Ethan Satsky, who finished 3rd overall with a time of 18:49. Also scoring for the team were  Nathan Upadhyay in 6th (19:14), Andrew Oberhalzer in 13th (19:24), Jake Booher in 19th (19:39), and JJ Pino in 21st (19:45). Rounding out the top seven finishers for the team were Vivek Reddy in 30th (19:54) and Bilal Saadi in 40th (20:08).

Several of the Carroll Cross Country Teams will be competing next weekend at either the Javelina XC Invitational in Corpus Christi, or at the Coppell Invitational.

Southlake Invitational Top 7 Results

Boys Elite Varsity (1st)

2nd Nate Lannen 15:35

11th Tim McElaney 16:17

13th Antonio Florcruz 16:19

14th Solomon Chavez 16:19

20th Michael McCabe 16:31

30th Matthew Hetrick 16:42

39th Brett Gilley 16:50

Girls Elite Varsity (1st) 

3rd Jenna Holland 18:25

5th Kaylie Cox 18:54

11th Alexa Karmis 19:11

12th Tatum Foreman 19:13

14th Abigail McIlvain 19:13

15th Lydia Lo 19:17

23rd  Katherine McElaney 19:28

Boys Varisty (1st)

1st Grant Anderson 17:03

3rd Logan Schaunaman 17:09

5th Mason Alexander 17:23

11th Bryan Fernando  17:38

17th Robert Freeman 17:54

22nd David Fisher 17:56

26th Aidan Denk 18:03

Girls Varsity (1st)

2nd Ava Bushaw 20:12

19th Nikoletta Shockley 21:40

21st Brynn Floreano 21:47

23rd Audrey Dunn 21:48

27th Mia Tesoriero 21:53

28th Lauren Lund 21:55

32nd Caris White 22:02

Boys Elite JV (2nd)

3rd Ethan Satsky 18:49

6th Nathan Upadhyay 19:14

13th Andrew Oberholzer 19:39

19th Jake Booher 19:45

21st JJ Pino 19:45

30th Vivek Reddy 19:54

40th Bilai Saadi 20:08

Girls Elite JV (5th)

18th Lola Bushaw 23:06

30th Mie-Ava Anderson 23:39

32nd Anna Hill 23:47

35th Kenzie Baulier 24:06

40th Mckaylee McAdoo 24:29

42nd Riley Calvin 24:36

49th Hermella Lydick 24:49

Boys JV (23rd)

38th Hunter Morrison 21:31

92nd Raahem Siddiqui 23:16

141th Anthony Thomas 25:37

148th Tyler Ortiz 25:50

161st Matthew Trinh 26:36

166th Rylan Norgart 27:11

168th Braylon Beer 27:13

Girls JV (10th)

48th Mira Nair 27:01

49th Catherine Handy 27:02 

51st Ava Coleman 27:06

67th Reese Duggan 27:52

70th Melina Holt 27:59

78th Ava Chadd 28:48

79th Anna Whitaker 28:56

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Southlake Carroll Dragons Compete 

At the Marcus I Invitational

Varsity Boys Elite (2nd),  Varsity Boys Open (1st)  

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

JV Elite Boys (1st) , JV Open Boys (3rd)

JV Elite Girls  (1st) , JV Open Girls (5th)

Denton, Texas (August 31, 2019) – The Southlake Carroll Cross Country teams had multiple strong performances at the Marcus I Invitational meet at Denton’s North Lakes Park on Saturday.  In the face of some strong competition, the runners competed in their first 5K of the 2019 cross-country season. 

Coach Justin Leonard commented, “The Marcus 1 invite is a great opening 5k meet for our runners to participate in. The majority of our regional and State competition attend this meet and it’s a great way to see how we stack up coming off of summer training. We have some ground to make up but we are excited to get started. Next weekend we are hosting the Southlake Invite and would like to invite everyone out to watch our kids run.”

The Dragons took 2nd place in the Varsity Boys Elite race with Nate Lannen placing 4th overall for the team with a time of 15:27, followed by Tim McElaney in 14th at 15:57, Chase Fisher in 16th at 15:59, Antonio Florcruz  in 25th at 16:10, and Chris Tracht in 33rd at 16:20 to finish out the five scoring times.  Lucas Levant finished 42nd at 16:29, and Matthew Sims was 53rd at 16:35 to complete the top 7 for the team.

The Dragons Varsity Boys Open team finished 1st, just missing the cross country equivalent of a perfect team score with 19 points.  Solomon Chavez led the team with a 1st  place finish at 16:22, followed by Michael McCabe in 2nd at 16:23, Jayden Chambless in 3rd at 16:28,  Joe Gardner in 4th at 16:30,  and Matt Hetrick in 9th at 16:44, completing the top five scorers.  Brian McCarthy in 12th with a time of 16:47 and Kieran Beirne at 17th with a time of 17:02 rounded out the top 7 for the team.

The Varsity Girls Elite team finished 2nd in a race that ended up  being shorter than 5K due to the race guide making a wrong turn. The girls team was led by Jenna Holland who finished 2nd overall, followed by Kaylie Cox  at 9th, Lydia Lo at 17th, Abigail McIivain at 18th, and Katherine McElaney at 22nd to finish the top five scoring positions.  Tatum Foreman in 24th and Alexix Karmis at 50th completed the top seven for the team.  

The Varsity Girls Open team took 1st place and was led by Natalie Ng coming in 2nd overall for the team at 19:35, followed by Olivia Jones in 3rd at 19:57, Laurel Hook in 12th at 20:25, Kristin Mader in 13th also at 20:25,  and Rachel Nguyen in 18th at 20:39 to round out the top five scorers.  Erin Fritz in 26th (20:54) and Serena Young in 43rd (21:19) completed the top seven for the team.  

Both of the Southlake Carroll Elite JV teams  took 1st  overall.  The JV Elite Boys just missed a perfect score with 17 points, and had runners finishing 1st (Issac Chavez), 2nd (Mason Alexander), 3rd (Bruner Lind), 5th (David Fisher)  and 6th (Jack Meyer) overall while the JV Elite girls finished with 37 points, and runners  in the 4th (Nikoletta Shockley), 6th(Lauren Lund), 7th (Brynn Floreano) 9th (Audrey Dunn) and 11th (Mia Tesoriero) positions overall.   

The Dragons runners will be hosting the Southlake Invitational meet next Saturday, September 7th at Bob Jones Park in Southlake.


Boys Elite Varsity (2nd)

4th - Nate Lannen 15:27

14th - Tim McElaney 15:57

16th - Chase Fisher 15:59

25th - Antonio Florcruz 16:10

33rd - Chris Tracht 16:20

42nd - Lucas Levant 16:29

53rd - Matthew Sims 16:35


Girls Elite Varsity (2nd)

2nd - Jenna Holland 17:03

9th - Kaylie Cox 17:27

17th - Lydia Lo 17:41

18th - Abigail McIlvain 17:42

22nd - Katherine McElaney 17:48

24th - Tatum Foreman 17:59

50th - Alexa Karmis 18:45


Boys Varsity Open (1st)

1st - Solomon Chavez 16:22

2nd - Michael McCabe 16:23

3rd - Jayden Chambless 16:28

4th - Joe Gardner 16:30

9th - Matt Hetrick 16:44

12tht - Brian McCarthy 16:47

17th - Kieran Beirne 17:02


Girls Varsity Open (1st)

2nd - Natalie Ng 19:35

3rd - Olivia Jones 19:57

12th - Laurel Hook 20:25

13th - Kristin Mader 20:25

18th - Rachel Nguyen 20:39

26th - Erin Fritz 20:54

43rd - Serena Young 21:19

Boys Elite JV (1st)

1st - Isaac Chavez 17:02

2nd - Mason Alexander 17:08

3rd - Bruner Lind 17:09

5th - David Fisher 17:38

6th - Jack Meyer 17:40

7th - Welles McDevitt 17:42

8th - Aidan Denk 17:48


Girls Elite JV (1st)

4th - Nikoletta Shockley 21:30

6th - Lauren Lund 21:43

7th - Brynn Floreano 21:44

9th - Audrey Dunn 21:49

11th - Mia Tesoriero 21:56

17th - Caris White 22:03

23rd - Hannah McIlvain 22:34


Boys JV Open (3rd)

2nd - Matthew Tran 17:31

4th - Levi May 18:51

17th - Vivek Reddy 19:38

23rd - Jeremy Kogan 20:00

36th - Jack Sibbett 20:29

39th - Arnouv Nayana 20:37

47th - Jack Swanson 20:47


Girls JV Open (5th)

14th - Hermella Lydick 24:00

17th - Mckaylee McAdoo 24:12

20th - Zayle Sidhu 24:29

35th - Austyn Griffith 25:22

39th - Elizabeth Ritenour 25:27

45th - Emma Le 25:55

60th - Mira Nair 26:40


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