Dragons do well at regional meet

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The Carroll track team had an excellent showing at last weekend’s regional track and field meet, placing fourth overall on the girls side and fifth in the boys competition.

The Dragons had one regional champion in Courtney Kriegshauser in the 1,600 event on the girls side, and coach Tony Holmes said that he felt pretty good about his teams' effort.

“It was pretty much about where I expected us to be,” Holmes said. “It was on mark for what we were. I thought Trevor Gilley was one of the top in the state, and Courtney Kriegshauser was one of the best also, and that is pretty much where they ended up.”

Gilley finished second in the 3,200 and the 1,600 for the Dragons and Kriegshauser also finished third in the 3,200 event on the girls side.

Sarah Robinson finished second for the Dragons in 300 hurdles on the girls side as well.

Holmes said that while the meet went about as he expected, he was impressed with two groups of kids that really performed to the best of their abilities.

“The relays did very well,” Holmes said. “The 4x200 and 4x400, we never were one of the top teams in our region, and I thought they stepped up and really competed well.”

Holmes said he his pleased with what the track and field team has been able to accomplish to this point in the season and said they have accomplished more than might have been expected.

“I thought that the boys have done really well,” Holmes said. “They started out as JV athletes or guys that had never ran track before. They really started to come on. They were district champions, came in second in the area and then did well at region, so I was really proud of them.”

The state track and field meet will be held May 10-11 at Mike Myers stadium at the University of Texas at Austin, and Holmes said the expectations for his athletes are pretty simple.

“I expect Trevor to win or compete to win the 1,600 and 3,200, and the same thing with Courtney Kriegshauser,” Holmes said.

GCISD results

Over at Grapevine High School, Zoe McKinley finished third in the pole vault competition on the girls side with a jump of 12-09.00.

Colleyville Heritage's 4x400 relay also took third place at the regional meet with a time of 3:17.84.

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