Samantha Humphries runs down the homestretch of the 2023 Coach T Inv.
Flower Mound senior Samantha Humphries ran her first open race of the season in Denton, Texas at the Marcus Coach T Inv. She won the event with a 17:09 performances.
The 2022 UIL 6A cross country state meet runner-up also placed eleventh at the Nike Cross Nationals is an University of Oregon commit and is off to a great start to her senior season. Last year, she ran 17:20 at the same park and is already roughly six seconds ahead of that pace.
Watch her lead the field and come out with her first win of the season.
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Flower Mound won the girls team race. The Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas (CCAT) No. 1 ranked UIL 6A team and three-time defending state champs team total score was 114 points .
The Deer Creek
girls from Edmond, Oklahoma injected some pizazz and finished runner-up. They scored just eleven points more than Flower Mound who finished fifth place at NXN. Sophomore Madelynn Clark
was the first to cross the line for the Oklahoma squad with her 15th place finish and a time of 18:54.
Deer Creek will again be a force in Oklahoma this year, but could make an even bigger impact at the Nike Cross South Region.
Aledo was just two points behind Deer Creek. They are the CCCAT No. 9 ranked UIL 5A team and were coming off an outstanding team run at Southlake last week.
Elite Varsity Girls 5k
1 Samantha Humphries 12 Flower Mound 17:09.3 1
2 Macy Wingard 10 Denton Braswell 17:21.3 (n/s)
3 Alexandra Fox 11 Flower Mound 17:36.8 2
4 Madison Larsen 10 Aledo 18:05.4 3
5 Sydni Wilkins 12 Frisco Liberty 18:12.1 4