• Centennial sophomore Sarah Trammel, center, ran her best time of the season at Saturday’s UIL Class 5A state cross country championships. COURTESY PHOTO/LAURA TERRELL

Trammel’s second trip to state a success

The odds of repeating her 16th place finish at Saturday’s UIL Class 5A state cross country championship were long for Centennial sophomore Sarah Trammel.

Even though she turned in a season-best time of 19 minutes, 2.17 seconds, Trammel finished 34th in the field on the course at Round

Rock’s Old Settlers Park. She did outrace Joshua senior Soren Underwood for the second consecutive year at state. Underwood finished 42nd in a time of 19:13.97.

Canyon Randall scored 68 points to win the team title. Prosper was second (72 points) and Frisco Liberty finished third (129).

Going into the race, Trammel’s qualifying time had here sitting 44th in the field.

“The field was much tougher this season,” Centennial coach Sarah Eden said. “The freshman who won the race beat most of the Class 6A times.”

After the race Eden told Trammel she got has gotten to state two years in a row and hopefully she will just keep getting better.

“It would be different if she had a bad race but she really didn’t,” Eden said. “I just wanted her to run a good race and she did. I’m just happy she got there and we will keep start working hard to get back and again next year.”

Alvarado’s Garcia win Class 4A title

Alvarado freshman Emily Garcia won the UIL Classs 4A girls state cross country individual championship Saturday. The freshman turned in a time of 11:28.71.

The Lady Indians tallied 156 to place third. Bandera won the state title with 93 points and Kaufman was second (135 points).

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Centennial sophomore Sarah Trammel, center, ran her best time of the season at Saturday’s UIL Class 5A state cross country championships. COURTESY PHOTO/LAURA TERRELL