Dragons Run at Marcus Coach T Invitational
Denton, TX – With the top Southlake Carroll boys and girls cross country runners taking the weekend off from competition to prepare for an upcoming national meet in California, the Dragons sent their JV teams to North Lakes Park in Denton for the Marcus Coach T Invitational on Saturday morning.
“This meet always attracts some of the top teams in the area, and it was a good opportunity for some of our younger runners to step up in competition,” Head Coach Justin Leonard said. “The course was laid out a bit differently from previous years, and while the results weren’t what we’re used to, I’m proud of how we competed.”
In the varsity elite girls’ race, Gabriella Tesoriero paced the Dragons with a time of 20:12, followed by Carmela Bell in 20:13. Kylee Cusick (20:27), Lauren Sims (20:50) and Sophia Wilwayco (20:50.5) rounded out the scoring.
On the boys side, Michael Kovach led the way with a time of 16:24, followed by Hudson Lowry (16:31), John Adam Kieda (16:32), Michael Fuller (16:34) and Caleb Lo (16:37).
In the varsity open races, Lucy Pettigrew was the top Dragon runner in the girls’ competition, crossing the finish line in 21:04. Bella Severson (21:08) was next, followed by Grace McIlvain (21:36), Grace Rhoten (21:42) and Mia Dunagan (22:06). The boys were led by Claudio Auns (17:24), followed by Aidan Bedwell (17:48), Gavin Folkerts (18:23), Graysen Schick (18:27) and Jason McCarthy (18:34).
In elite junior varsity action, Isabella DiVincenzo led the girls with a time of 23:11, followed by Gwendolyn Asher (23:14), Annalise Bell (23:15), Quinn Salstrand (23:28) and Callie Furlich (23:34). In the boys’ race, Madhavan Bosemani paced Carroll with a time of 19:01, followed by Damian Garza (19:55), Jack Swadish (20:00), Armaan Dhillon (20:01) and Robert Hargrave (20:04).
The Dragons return to action on Saturday, Sept. 16. The varsity will travel to Irvine, Ca., to compete in the Woodbridge XC Classic, while the junior varsity will run in the Paschal Invitational in Fort Worth.