Trio of Dragons brings home medals at state

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The Carroll track and field program saw three of its athletes medal at the state track and field championships this past week, including one individual state championship for the Dragons.

Courtney Kriegshauser won the 1,600 meter event for the second straight year to bring home a state title to Southlake, and Trevor Gilley and Joe Sansone took Silver in the 1,600 and 3,200 events respectively.

Coach Tony Holmes said he was pleased with how the team performed and said he thought his athletes gave a good effort all the way around.

“I think it went very well,” Holmes said. “We PR'd in pretty much all of the events. The kids all worked hard to get to the point where they were, and it was a good day.”

Shelby Chapin also scored points for the Dragons track and field team at the state meet, finishing fifth in the 3,200 event on the girls side.

Holmes said that Gilley and Holmes turned in terrific performances.

“I felt like Trevor ran well,” Holmes said. “He ran just over a 4:07, which is the second-fastest time ever in school history at Carroll. So that was pretty good. Sansone was second in the 3,200, and that was quite a surprise. He has been running well all year, but placing at the state track meet was just above and beyond for him.”

Gilley is headed to Ole Miss next school year.

Holmes said he was not at all surprised that Kriegshauser brought home her second straight state title in the 1,600 event, and said her contributions to the Dragons track program have been immeasurable.

“She is an unbelievable athlete,” Holmes said. “We are going to continue to follow her throughout college. She has meant a lot to Southlake and this team.”

Kriegshauser is headed to Vanderbilt in the fall.

Holmes said things are shaping up well for next season for the boys team at Carroll.

“On the boys side, we have a lot of sprinters come back,” Holmes said. “Everyone is returning except for two kids, so it should be pretty good next year.”

The Carroll coach said he is very proud of what his athletes accomplished this year and said he hopes they take away a couple of things from the season as a whole.

“I hope they enjoyed the competition and learned the life lessons we try to teach every day,” Holmes said. “We want them to realize that when you work hard you can accomplish great things.”

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