Carroll track teams win district meet

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The Carroll boys track and field team had a strong showing at the district meet this past week, finishing first overall at the competition by 44 points over second-place Justin Northwest.

Dragons coach Tony Holmes said he was pleased with his team’s effort and said he is optimistic about Carroll's chances moving forward.

“I thought the team performed really well,” Holmes said. “I thought it was time to start peaking, and that is exactly what I thought we accomplished.”

Trevor Gilley took first place in the 1,600, Carroll's 4x200 and 2x400 relays also brought home a district title, and high jumper Ashton Zenuk also claimed a district championship.

Interestingly enough, Holmes said it is in another area that he feels he has the best depth.

“This year, our strength would be in our sprints,” Holmes said. “Our top sprinter is nursing a stress fracture in his foot, but we've got about five or six other sprinters that are very good.

“So this year, our sprinters are good. We are also trying to bring our quarter milers along, and they are doing good.”

Carroll will compete in the newly introduced area meet this coming Friday, which will pit the top four teams in District 4-5A and the top four teams in District 3-5A, which includes the Arlington ISD Class 5A schools along with Fort Worth Paschal, North Crowley and Weatherford in a competition against each other.

Holmes said that he believes the establishment of the area meet is a good idea to determine which teams really deserve to go to region.

“This is the first year the area meet is taking place,” Holmes said. “It is kind of like a playoff system. They will take the four out of the area meet to region. We are just trying to improve on our times and get better and just compete.

“I think we stack up pretty good. Their district is probably a little bit tougher than our district, so it will be good competition and good to see where we are at.”

Holmes said that he is encouraged by what he saw from his team at the district meet and said that he has a couple of expectations for the upcoming area meet.

“I think we are capable of putting on a good showing at the area meet and being in the regional meet,” Holmes said. “From there, we hope to get a couple of our relay teams to state along with our distance guys and see what we can do.”

The area meet will run from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday at Coppell High School.

On the girls side, the Lady Dragons also won a district championship, defeating second-place Northwest by 48 points.

Kami Mickens took first place in the 400, while Courtney Kriegshauser won district championships in the 1,600 and 3,200 events.

Sarah Robinson won a district title in the 100 and 300 hurdles and the long jump, and Kyra Maryland brought home a championship in the high jump.

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