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Dragons Sweep Elite Races at Southlake Invitational

 

Southlake, TX – The Southlake Carroll boys and girls cross country teams opened their season with dominating victories at the Southlake Invitational at Bob Jones Park on Saturday morning. Leading the way was junior Alexandra Walsh, who took home the individual gold medal in the varsity elite girls race, crossing the finish line in 17:05

“This was a great way to start the season,” head coach Justin Leonard said. “There’s always a lot of excitement for the opening meet, especially when it’s on your home course. Our young men and women handled their emotions well and ran hard.”

In the varsity elite boys race, senior Logan Cantu paced the three-time defending state champion Dragons with a fourth-overall finish (15:11), leading Carroll to a 57-point victory over second-place Coppell. Sophomore Blake Bullard finished eighth with a time of 15:23, followed by freshman Caden Leonard (12th, 15:29), senior Robert Freeman (18th, 15:40) and junior Zach Troutman (23rd, 15:46).

In the varsity elite girls race, Walsh’s first overall finish led the Dragons to a resounding 147-point win over runner-up Colleyville Heritage. Senior Ava Bushaw finished second in 17:25, followed by sophomore Elizabeth Smits (7th, 18:27), junior Sylvia Schwedler (8th, 18:32) and sophomore Gabriella Tesoriero (18th, 18:56).

In the varsity open races, junior Carter Haskell paced the Dragons in the boys competition, finishing eighth overall with a time of 16:56. He was followed by sophomores Jett Jones (28th, 17:32) and Ryan Krasinski (34th, 17:41). Junior Lauren Sims finished 11th on the girls side (20:43), followed by senior Sophia Medina (12th, 20:48) and junior Kylee Cusick (17th, 20:56).

In junior varsity action, freshman Emma Tomkins led the girls with a 26th-place finish (16:03). Junior Chloe Fisher (16:38) and freshman Lilah Gornell (18:02) rounded out the top three for the Dragons. In the boys race, sophomore Nikhel Kamalia paced Carroll with a 33rd-place finish (19:01), followed by sophomore Rohan Kumar (19:42) and freshman Michael Fuller (19:58).

The Dragons return to action next Saturday, running in the Coach T Invitational at North Lakes Park in Denton.

Southlake Carroll Individual Results for Varsity Elite Races (Runners listed in BOLD counted toward final team score

Boys Elite Varsity Results

4          Logan Cantu             15:11

8          Blake Bullard            15:23

12       Caden Leonard          15:29

18       Robert Freeman        15:40

23       Zach Troutman          15:46

24       Tyler Ortiz                   15:50

27       David Fisher                15:54

49       Alex Severson             16:09

106     John Adam Kieda         16:47

112     Griffin Cords                16:52

189     Tino Ross                    17:37

 

Girls Elite Varsity Results

1          Alexandra Walsh      17:05

2          Ava Bushaw              17:25

7          Elizabeth Smits         18:27

8          Sylvia Schwedler      18:32

19       Gabriella Tesoriero   18:56

22       Ryann Flores               18:57

23       Natalie Ng                   18:58

32       Sarayu Veluri               19:00

35       Mia Lay                       19:02

38       Julia Gassett                19:03

44       Audrey Dunn               19:12

48       Hannah McIlvain          19:16

71       Avery Anderson           19:43

78       Charlotte Martin          19:46

79       Vanessa Vezga            19:47

82       Carmela Bell               19:55

107     Mia Tesoriero              20:16

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