Carroll Returns, Grapevine And Lovejoy Get First Oregon Trip

A week after finishing second at the state meet, the Southlake Carroll girls scored 57 total points to squeak out a win at the Team Championships South Region. They were closely followed by the UIL 5A state champs Lucas Lovejoy who scored 60 points and Flower Mound who wasn't far behind with 70 points.

The Carroll girls netted the program's 15th qualification to Portland, Oregon for the chance to compete for a national championship. Lovejoy will make the program's first appearance in the national championship event. Flower Mound will have to wait to see if they're appointed for an at-large berth.

In 2005 and 2006, Carroll finished third overall at the championships and they netted Texas' best finish in 2012 when they were runner-up.

Girls Championship 5k - Team Championships - South Results
  Pl Athlete                   Yr Team                           Time
   1 Isabel Conde De Franken      CP Running                 17:23.20 
   2 San Juanita Leal             Unattached                 17:27.50 
   3 Liesel Kehoe                 Edmond Huskies             17:33.20 
   4 Mckenzie Bailey              GTXC                       17:44.70 
   5 Samantha Humphries           Flower Mound XC Club       17:45.70 
   6 Ava Bushaw                   Carroll XC                 17:47.60 
   7 Macy Wingard                 Bengal RC                  17:50.60 
   8 Alexandra Fox                Flower Mound XC Club       17:56.50 
   9 Nicole Humphries             Flower Mound XC Club       18:02.90 
  10 Madison Peters               Unattached                 18:04.30 

Individually, Isabel Conde De Frankenberg won the region championship race with a 17:23 run. The Cedar Park junior outpaced San Juanita Leal, a fellow junior from Edinburg North; Leal ran 17:27 for second place. Liesel Kehoe (Edmond North (OK), McKenzie Bailey (Georgetown), and Samantha Humphries (Flower Mound) rounded out the top five finishers and also earned automatic berths.

The Carroll boys are also making another appearance at the national championships; they qualified for the 14th time. Carroll ran a 15:59 team average with a 1:15 split. After capturing their third consecutive UIL 5A state title, Grapevine will make their first trip to Oregon.

Adam Burlison (Grapevine), the UIL 5A state runner-up captured the regional championship with a winning time of 15:19. Kevin Sanchez (Austin Vandegrift), the UIL 6A state champion finished runner-up with a time of 15:26. Ayden Granados (McAllen Memorial), Marcelo Parra (San Antonio TMI), Pablo Lesarri (The Woodlands), and Franco Parra (San Antonio TMI) all ran 15:40 and under to grab the national championship berths.

Boys Championship 5k - NXR - South Results
  Pl Athlete                   Yr Team                           Time
   1 Adam Burlison                Mustang Army               15:19.60 
   2 Kevin Sanchez                Venom XC                   15:26.00 
   3 Ayden Granados               Unattached                 15:36.60 
   4 Marcelo Parra                Unattached                 15:40.10 
   5 Pablo Lesarri                The Woodlands XC Club      15:40.30 
   6 Franco Parra                 Unattached                 15:40.50 
   7 Jack Boyd                    Unattached                 15:43.80 
   8 Sam Golla                    Unattached                 15:46.30 
   9 Dylan Schieffelin            Venom XC                   15:49.30 
  10 Logan Cantu                  Carroll XC                 15:50.50