WATCH: Samantha Humphries Wins The Coach T Inv. In 17:09

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.

The rest of the squad put on a clinic on how to run cross country. Sadie Wedge (26th), Maddie Cottier (27th), Graycie Lucas (29th), and Riley Woodcock (30th) were only separated by nine seconds with the sixth position (Cadee Shannon - 33rd) and seventh position runner Kenzie Ross (34th) right behind and with a 12 second deviation from number two runner Wedge.

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