• For the second consecutive week, Centennial freshman Harli Woolsey, left, broke the school record.  BURLESON STAR/SHAW STUDIOS

Woolsey snaps school record again

Running against Class 6A competition seemed to fire up Centennial freshman Harli Woolsey at the Keller Timber Creek Falcon Fast Invitational.

For the second consecutive week, Woolsey set a school record covering the course at Keller’s Trinity Springs Middle School in a time of 18 minutes, 9.01 seconds to finish fourth.

The Lady Spartans scored 127 points to finish third against a mostly 6A field. Southlake Carroll won the title with 89 points and Coppell was second (108 points).

“I had us run at the last two meets on purpose because I knew we needed to run against some good competition just to see how we could do,” Centennial coach Sarah Eden said. “They are up to the challenge right now.”

Following Woolsey were juniors Sarah Trammel and Abi McCandless. Trammel finished 13th in a time of 18:35.03 and McCandless placed 18th in a time of 18:52.94. Sophomore Ashley Campbell was 31st in a time of 19:28.26. Senior Kayla Whitmire finished 72nd in a time of 20:29.05.

Other Lady Spartans running Saturday were junior Serena Bersuch (110th, 21:09.29), senior Rainey Southall (115th, 21:15.73), sophomore Vantashia Bond (135th, 21:47.52), freshman.

“Kayla (Whitmire), Rainey (Southall) and Serena (Bersuch) are getting closer to Harli,” Eden said. “That is something I have been wanting to see.”

Also running for Centeninal were Alyssa Blankenship (147th, 22:08.20) and sophomore Marina Grimaldo (156th, 22:24.53).

The Spartans finished second running in the Classs 5A-and-Under division. The boys scored 67 points. Argyle Liberty Christian took first place with 43 points and Fort Worth North Side was third (97 points).

Leading the charge for the Spartans was sophomore Nick Newby, who covered the course in a time of 17:09 to finish fourth. Sophomore Andy Shue placed 10th in a time of 17:48. Junior Grant Brown was 16th in a time of 18:06. Freshman Christian Bersuch finished 19th in a time of 18:09 and senior Darien Burley placed 21st in a time of 18:11.

Also running for Centennial were juniors Derek Larabell (24th, 18:21) and Chris Vardy (31st, 18:29).

“The boys are slowly but surely coming back around,” Eden said. “I think our guys will be okay when district comes around.”

Centennial runs Friday at the Granbury Race for Loot against all the teams in District 9-5A.

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For the second consecutive week, Centennial freshman Harli Woolsey, left, broke the school record.  BURLESON STAR/SHAW STUDIOS