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Kingwood Boys Win Andy Wells Event
September 26, 2011By Matt Malatesta of VYPE MAGAZINE - North Houston
Kingwood High School hosted their 26th annual Andy Wells Cross Country Invitational this past Saturday. The meet is named in honor of long-time KHS principal, an avid supporter of the cross country program. Twelve girls teams and 16 boys teams were in attendance.
The boys varsity race featured competition from several of the top boys distance runners in the state. Ryan Teel of Friendswood took the gold in 14:33. Bradley Dohner of Klein Oak took silver (14:40) and Justin Brinkley of Kingwood won bronze (14:50). Kingwood boys won the varsity team title with a score of 33 over The Woodlands (85) and Klein Oak (100). Other scorers for Kingwood included Sergio Rodriguez, Trent Higgins, Daniel Shellhouse and Glen Kelly. Atascocita placed fifth with a score of 190. Randy McClain of Onalaska (a 2A school) placed seventh overall with 15:28.
The varsity girls ran a 4,000 meter distance. Kingwood placed first through third and were led by Sandie Raines (14:13), Ashley Mills (14:31) and Grace Howley (14:33). Kerstin Sheehan and Sarah Bradley also scored for Kingwood and finished in the top 10. The Kingwood girls won the varsity team title with a score of 20 over Coppell (50) and The Woodlands (85). Atascocita placed ninth with a score of 249.
Junior Varsity boys edged out The Woodlands 34 to 38 with Atascocita placing third with 61. Carlos Garza of KHS won the JV race with 16:08. Andres Espinosa of Atascocita placed third with 16:23.
In perhaps the most exciting finish of the day, Kali Miller of The Woodlands squeaked by Kingwood’s Claire Hodges to win the girls Junior Varsity race with a time of 12:07.24 to Hodges 12:07.66. Hodges led most of the two-mile race and was passed in the last yard. The Woodlands also won the JV team title with 27 points to Kingwood’s 28. Atascocita placed 9th in the event with 231.
Kingwood’s Jordan Wood won the freshman two-mile race with 10:25. The Woodlands took the freshman team title with 36 points to Kingwood’s 43. Atascocita was 6th with 156.