• Centennial senior Rainey Southall was the Lady Spartans fifth runner to finish at Saturday’s Lucas Lovejoy XC Fall Festival. BURLESON STAR/SHAW STUDIOS

Lady Spartans’ Woolsey sets school cross country record

Running against some of the top competition in Region II, Centennial freshman Harli Woolsey set a school record at Saturday’s Lucas Lovejoy XC Fall Festival.

Woolsey covered the course at McKinney’s Myers Park and Events Center in a time of 18 minutes, 16.01 seconds. The Lady Elks finished third in the Class 6A-5A Division with 144 points. Flower Mound

Marcus took first place with a score of 99 points and Frisco Liberty was second (138 points).

“I’m very pleased,” Centennial coach Sarah Eden said. “Harli broke the school record and Sarah Trammel ran 30 seconds faster than she did last year. All the girls competed well and I hope they continue to stay focused and work hard like they have been.”

Trammel, a junior, finished 11th overall in a time of 18:47.46. Junior Abi McCandless placed 13th in a time of 19:12.65. Sophomore Ashley Campbell finished 24th in a time of 19:16.31. The Lady Spartans fifth runner was senior Rainey Southall, who finished 94th in a time of 20:55.38

Also running for the Lady Spartans were senior Kayla Whitmire (98th, 21:00.59), junior Serena Bersuch (120th, 21:35.59), Alyssa Blankenship (124th, 21:44.68), sophomore Vantashia Bond (126th, 21:50.05) and sophomore Marina Grimaldo (144th, 22:38.40).

Centennial runs Saturday at the Falcon Fast Run.

Season-best time abound for Burleson in Mansfield

Seven Burleson runners clocked season-best times at Friday’s Mansfield Invitational.

The season-best times are a good indication the squad is getting into running form and condition just at they are closing in on the District 9-5A championships.

“I thought the boys and girls ran well,” Burleson coach Curtis Enis said. “They are a little tired with all the speed intervals we have been doing. We competed very well and are trying to get healthy for the upcoming district meet.”

The Lady Elks scored 156 points on the course at the Mansfield Sports Complex to place fifth in the Big School Division. Mansfield finished first with 27 points. Saginaw placed second (102 points) and

Arlington was third (122). The Elks finished eighth with 240 points. Mansfield was first (73 points) followed by Mansfield Summit (85 points) and third-place Arlington Bowie (94).

The girls had a good day as the first three Lady Elks to cross the line did so in season best times.

Meadow Renfro paced the Lady Elks, finishing 10th in a time of 20:26. Bridgette Montes placed 17th in a time of 20:40 and Zassedi Zapata was 38th in a time of 21:57. Emily Tebo finished 53rd in a time of 22:39.70. Bryanne Barajas was 63rd in a time of 22:52.90. Kaela Juarez placed 68th in a time of 23:05.70 and Kaylie Hoerig finished 82nd in a time of 23.44.60.

“Meadow Renfro, Bridgette Montes and Emily Tebo are leading the girls very well,” Enis said.

As they have all season, Elias Word and Chris Smith were the first Elks to finish. Word placed 13th in a time of 16:48.40 and Smith finished 19th in a time of 17:08.90. CJ Kinsey was 39th in a time of 17:50.90 and Zane Rice placed 82nd in a time of 18:30.30.

“Elias Word and Chris Smith are doing a good job leading the boys,” Enis said. “I like how this group works in practice.”

The Elks other four competitors each had season-best times. Adrian Reyes finished 96th in a time of 18:46.50. Will Stevens placed 108th in a time of 19:05.60. Andrew Crawford was 126th in a time of 19:27.00, and Alex Adame was 127th in a time of 19:28.50.

Burleson runs Saturday at Round Rock McNeal.

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Centennial senior Rainey Southall was the Lady Spartans fifth runner to finish at Saturday’s Lucas Lovejoy XC Fall Festival. BURLESON STAR/SHAW STUDIOS