We were introduced to Colleyville Heritage freshman distance runner Allie Love in the Fall during he cross country season. Then, we were quickly made aware how aggressive of a runner she is as she started the cross season off fast and finished with a fifth place at the UIL 5A state meet and three sub 18 minute races.
Now we know that she might make a big impact during the track season as well; Love ran a 5:05.12 on Saturday evening after playing two soccer games in a tournament earlier in the day showing her stamina and current fitness. She took the lead right before the 800m split and opened a 10 yard gap on the field.
Rounding out the top three were two Lucas Lovejoy runners who are both young stars in their own right; sophomore Amy Morefield and freshman Kailey Littlefield also put in impressive performances. Morefield had her freshman track season abbreviated by COVID-19 showed she is just as formidable on the track by placing second in 5:08.19 and Littlefield's 5:12.51 also opened eyes as another young runner to watch.
Rounding out the top five were sophomore Cassandra O'Pry of North Crowley (5:12.32) and Flower Mound junior Allison Buemi (5:12.73). Not to go without notice was a six pack of Southlake Carroll Dragons placing sixth through eleventh, but more impressively all running 5:18 and under (Kaylie Cox -5:14.54, Ava Bushaw - 5:15.77, Abigail McIlvain - 5:17.18, Olivia Jones - 5:17.18, Audrey Dunn - 5:17.21, and Mia Tesoriero - 5:18.42.)