• Centennial junior Ashley Campbell, left, and senior Sarah Trammel helped the Lady Spatans cross country team to a second place finish Saturday at the Woodhouse Invitational. BURLESON STAR/RITCH MYERS

CHS girls, boys cross country finish second

Centennial junior Ashley Campbell, who missed the track season last year with an injury, had a nice day at Saturday’s Waxahachie Woodhouse Invitational.

About 50 meters from the finish line, the junior fell but was able to get back up and finish third.

“Ashley is back,” Centennial cross country coach Sarah Eden said. “She did really well. She actually fell and popped right back up.”

The top of the Lady Spartans roster was in good form Saturday morning as three runners finished in the top seven in the race at Lakeview Camp and Retreat.

The Lady Spartans tallied 55 points to place second. Waxahachie won the title with 38 points. Rockwall finished third with 73 points.

Sophomore Harli Woolsey covered the course in a time of 19 minutes, 6.3 seconds to place second. Campbell finished third in a time of 19:08.1 and senior Sarah Trammel was seventh in a time of 19:35.7.

Junior Marina Grimaldo finished 21st in a time of 21:05.4. Junior Vantashia Bond was 31st in a time of 21:55.5 and senior Serena Bersuch placed 51st in a time of 22:38.2.

“I was really impressed with her and really all of them,” Eden said. “We have a ways to go obviously but everyone ran fairly well.”

The Spartans finished second with a total of 79 points. They were the top Class 5A team in the field. Mansfield took first place with 68 points and Rockwall finished third with 80 points.

Senior Trenton Kelly led the Spartans finishing third in a time of 16:31.8.

Centennial’s next two runners finished within 16 of each other. Junior Nick Newby placed 11th in a time of 16:51.8 and freshman Luke Johnson was 16th in a time of 17:07.

Junior Trevor Pennington finished 25th in a time of 17:33.5. Senior Ryan Valdez was 29th in a time of 17:43.2. Senior Derek Larabell placed 45th in a time of 18:07.5 and freshman Hayden Whitehead was 49th in a time of 18:13.8.

Centennial runs Friday at the Elk Run at Chisenshall Park.

 

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