Southlake Carroll sweeps 5A cross country titles again

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For the third year in a row, the Southlake Carroll cross country team completed a sweep of the boys and girls team championships at the Class 5A UIL State Cross Country Championships.

Seniors Jacob Pickle and Connor Hendrickson finished in the top five to lead the Dragons’ boys. Runner-up Pickle covered the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes, 31.08 seconds. Hendrickson was fourth in 15:36. Frank Lara of Houston Strake Jesuit edged Pickle to win the individual title in 15:26.25, and Keller’s Austen Dalquist was third in 15:33.11.

Erik Wingfield of Keller Timber Creek was seventh in 15:47, with teammate Blake Contreras close behind in ninth in 15:58.16 to lead the Falcons to fourth place.

Carroll’s girls team was led by sophomore Antigone Archer, who was fourth in 18:20.51, with seniors Samantha Young (18:51.48) and Katherine Burnham (18:51.78) finishing 10th and 11th. Paige Hofstad of New Braunfels won in 17:36.45.

In 4A, Maria Castillo (18:47) was eighth and led the Mansfield Legacy girls to fourth place.

In 3A, Taylor Clayton of Decatur won the boys’ individual title in 16:00.08, while Dominic Domangue was fifth to lead Alvarado to a second-place finish. Nicole Neighbors (12:05.07, 2 miles) led Decatur to a second-place finish, and Argyle’s Laina Sorensen finished third overall in 11:51.10.

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