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October 9, 2012By Matt Malatesta of VYPE MAGAZINE - North Houston
Cross Country Weekend Highlights 10/06
McNeil Invitational – Round Rock
Karis Jochen wins among fastest girls in Texas. In Gold Division, The Woodlands girls win with 64 points (18:34 team avg) over Kingwood with 97 points (18:53 team avg). Kingwood Park is 5th with 185 points (19:41 team avg).
10. Ashley Guidot , The Woodlands, 18:28.40
13. Katie Willard, The Woodlands, 18:35.00
17. Abby Guidry, Kingwood, 18:53.00
18. Fallon Spraggins, Kingwood Park, 18:53.30
In boy’s Gold Division, Carlos Arias of Houston Memorial places 7th with 15:56.59. Atascocita is 11th in team scoring lead by Clay Harris.
Brittany Traverse wins girl’s 4A race with 19:04.80 and leads Willis team to second-place finish (20:09 team avg).
Katy Taylor dominates boy’s 5A race with 57 points (16:51.42 team avg) over LaPorte with 97 points (17:04.04 team avg). Kenny Purcell places third with 16:37.10.
Nike South Invitational Elite Races
Brigham Hedges wins among fastest boys in Texas. In Elite Race, The Woodlands boys place second (76) in close battle with Southlake Carroll (53). Team average only 15:53.40 with split under 60 seconds. College Park boys are 5th led by James Wolhart and Connor Meaux.
15. Pedro Nasta, John Cooper School, 15:53.00
Katie Jensen, College Park, wins second in girl’s Elite Race with 17:54.40. College Park places 5th in team competition with 119 points (19:19.44 team avg). Cypress Fairbanks is 9th with 239 points (20:18.84 team avg). Sophomore from College Station, Kelsie Warren, is 19th with 19:04.60.
St Agnes wins the girls 2-mile race with 31 points over Clear Falls with 56 and Langham Creek with 79.
Stratford SBISD Invitational
In girl’s competition Seven Lakes wins team trophy with 32 points over Barbers Hill (95) and Cypress Woods (96). Cinco Ranch is fourth with 116. Rachel St Martin of Tomball wins in 18:43.92.
Cinco Ranch dominates the boy’s race with 38 points, 16:46.65 team avg and 37 second split. Stratford was second with 64 over Seven Lakes (75) and Morton Ranch (128). Austin Richard of Stratford wins in 16:16.19.