Colleyville Heritage runner leads team to second-place finish

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The Colleyville Heritage boys cross country team finished second overall at the district 6-5A meet this past weekend to advance to region.

David Strome won an individual district championship with a time of 15:55.00, and while coach Will Carter said he is proud of Strome and his boys team, he is equally proud of his girls team, which finished fifth.

“It went really well for us,” Carter said. “All of our top five girls ran either a season PR or a near PR, so it is kind of a double edged sword there. The girls finished fifth and did not make it to the regional meet, but they ran spectacular. I can’t lose too much sleep with the way they ran.”

Jenny Covington (19:48.41) finished seventh overall on the girls side and did qualify for region.

“She just ran lights out,” Carter said. “It was very good for her.”

On the boys side, Strome won the meet by eight seconds, and Carter said he was pleased with the way his next three runners performed, as well.

“We had a few people that were either nicked up going into the race or during the race, but then the other boys really stepped up,” Carter said. “Eiler Schiotz, Jacob Hethcock, and Riley Dodson all ran incredible, and it was because they had to.”

“With David, he was in a really precarious position...because it was the first meet that he actually went out and led and people were trying to run him down. He responded really well.”

Carter said his objective for Strome at the regional meet is to run how he is capable of running.

“With the way practice went this past Saturday, he is rolling,” Carter said. “I don’t want to say any specific time, because the first 400 to 800 meters at the regional meet are always a crap shoot. I expect for him to get out well in that 400 and 800 meters and then to complete. Obviously, the goal is to be in the top 10 so that he can go to the state meet.

“Based on his training and how he has run at his past meets, he should feel very good about his chances of being in the top 10 or top 15 of the regional meet.”

Southlake Carroll sweeps 4-5A meet

The Southlake Carroll cross country teams swept the district 4-5A meet this past weekend.

Jacob Pickle won an individual championship with a time of 15:17.79 and the boys team won with a point total of 38, seven points ahead of second place Keller Timber Creek.

On the girls side, Samantha Young (18:55.32), Katie Burnham (18:55.58), Antigone Archer (18:55.79) and Moriah Dadson (19:12.01) finished second through fifth at the meet.

Northwest’s Kellee McCann won the meet with a time of 19:12.01.

Grapevine boys shine in 6-5A meet

The Grapevine boys cross country team finished first in the district 6-5A meet this past weekend, finishing with a score of 26 points.

Kirby Simon (16:03.30) finished second overall, while teammates Alex Cleveland (16:25.00) and Riley Gonzales (16:38.00) finished fourt and fifth.

The Grapevine girls also won a team championship, finishing with a score of 33 points, 38 points ahead of second-place Irving Nimitz.

Skyler Simon (19:01.81) won an individual championship at the meet, while teammate Brooke Smyth (19:24.38) finished second and Lauren Edwards finished fifth overall with a time of (19:45.72).

L.D. Bell’s Grace Mayer finished third overall with a time of 19:40.88 and Trinity’s Noelle Ortiz (19:43.85) was fourth.

Joshua Girls win District 8-4A meet

The Joshua girls cross country team won the 8-4A district meet this past weekend, with its top five runners finishing in the top seven spots.

Soren Underwood won the meet with a time of 19:22.13, while teammates Julia Tucker (19:29.48), Kelsey Newton (19:42.17), Tana Frisk (20:11.56) and Kenzie Russell (20:11.93) finished second, third, sixth and seventh respectively at the meet.

Joshua finished with a score of 19 points, 47 points ahead of second place Burleson Centennial.

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