Isabel Conde De Frankenberg runs with the chase pack
The Team Nationals had a big time Texas crop of qualifiers. With four automatic girls individual qualifiers, two automatic teams and an at-large qualifier teamed up with five boys individuals and two teams, there were plenty of opportunity for high places.
Cedar Park junior Isabel Conde De Frankenberg asserted herself in the early goings of the race as she quickly nestled herself in the top four positions. Frankenberg maintained her position throughout the majority of the race as she never fell out of the top-10 and staying in the top chase pack.
Frankenberg ran split of 5:16 and 5:48 and she clocked a 3:23 last 1K to finish in 17:17.5 and a sixth place finish.
Also finishing in the top 15 and netting All-American honors were Flower Mound juniors Samantha Humphries and Nicole Humphries. Samantha finished 11th with a time of 17:27.90 and Nicole was 13th in 17:31.60.
The humphries running along with sophomore Alexandra Fox who was 32nd overall with a 17:55.50 helped pull the Lady Jaguars into a sixth place team finish. The UIL 6A state champions were granted an at-large qualification bid after finishing third place at the regional. They made the most of it finishing in sixth and the top Texas team by scoring 199 points.
Photo Credit: Jan Smits
Samantha Humphries and Nicole Humphries compete in Portland, Oregon
Other Texas girls finishers:
Braswell freshman Macy Wingard finished 43rd overall (18:05), Ava Bushaw (Carroll) was 49th in 18:08, San Juanita Leal (Edinburg North) was 51st in 18:10, McKenzie Bailey (Georgetown) was 51nd in 18:10, Sylvia Schwedler (Carroll) was 71st in 18:26, Amy Morefield (Lucas Lovejoy) was 99th in 18:48), Sara Morefield (Lucas Lovejoy) was 109th in 18:58, Natalie Spangher (Flower Mound) 115th in 19:01, Elizabeth Smits (Carroll) 116th in 19:01, Audrey Dunn (Carroll) 119th in 19:03, Charlotte Martin (Carroll) 122nd in 19:06, Peyton Benson (Lucas Lovejoy) 123rd in 19:06, Camryn Benson (Lucas Lovejoy) 124th in 19:08, Kailey Littlefield (Lucas Lovejoy) 126th in 19:10, Ava Cole (Flower Mound) 149th in 19:31, Sarayu Veluri (Carroll) 162nd in 19:44, Natalie Ng (Carroll) 164th in 19:48, Jocelyn Chapman (Lucas Lovejoy) 185th in 20:27th, Bailey Hooley (Flower Mound) 186th in 20:27, Kate Carlson (Lucas Lovejoy) 189th in 20:49, Abbey Coberly (Flower Mound) 191st in 21:06.
Texas girls team finishes:
Southlake Carroll finished 11th with 289 points and Lovejoy was 14th scoring 372 points.
Photo Credit: Jan Smits
Jude Alvarez (311) and Ayden Granados (238) compete in Portland, Oregon
- - -
Jude Alvarez (Carroll) was Texas' top finisher in the boys championship race. He ran splits of 4:45 and 10:06 followed by a 3:27 final 1K to attain his finish.
Pablo Lesarri (The Woodlands) was 63rd in 15:55, Alberto Rayon (Grapevine) 70th in 15:59, Marcelo Parra (San Antonio TMI) 89th in 16:06, Franco Parra (San Antonio TMI) 121st in 16:25, Caden Leonard (Carroll) 135th in 16:33, Tyler Ortiz(Carroll) 139th in 16:36, Zach Troutman (Carroll) 143rd in 16:38, Blake Bullard (Carroll) 150th in 16:41, Charles Smith (Grapevine) 151st in 16:41, Jacob Freeman (Carroll) 156th in 16:44, Justin Leathers (Grapevine) 159th in 16:47, Blayne Bradford (Grapevine) 162nd in 16:48, Logan Cantu (Carroll) 181st in 17:03, Matthew Barborka (Grapevine) 196th in 18:09, and Ryan Kerr (Grapevine) 197th in 18:33, Kevin Sanchez (Austin Vandegrift) DNF.
The Texas boys teams saw the two automatic qualifiers finish 18th and 19th overall. Grapevine, the UIL 5A state champs were second at the regionals and put together a 16:25 team average with a 57 second split. Carroll was right behind them with a 16:27 team average and a 52 team split.