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Lovejoy XC Regional Bound 10 Years in a Row!

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On Friday, 10/21/16, the Lovejoy Cross Country teams competed in the UIL District 15-5A Championship at Myers Park in McKinney, TX. The Varsity and JV Boys teams won the District Title for the tenth year in a row. The Varsity and JV Girls teams both claimed the District Runner-Up title behind Highland Park. Lovejoy also had runners in each division that claimed the individual title for their respective divisions.

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Varsity Girls
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Carson Hockersmith lead the way for the Lady Leopards claiming the District 15-5A Individual title with a time of 20:10. The girls team won the Runner-Up title with 52 points. Highland Park won the girls division with 20 points and Wylie East placed 3rd with 89 points. Next for the Lady Leopards included Sofia Estes with an All- District Honor finishing 7th overall in 20:50. Rounding out the girls team included Emily Gueller (11th – 21:01), Shaelyn Ballard (16th – 21:13), Lacey Pelkowski (17th – 21:13), Andee Richardson (18th – 21:20), and Noelle Franz (21st – 21:29). The Varsity Girls team qualified for the Regional Championship for the 10th year in a row.

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Carson Hockersmith captures the UIL District 15-5A title

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Varsity Boys
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Grant Tiff lead the way for the Varsity Boys team winning the District 15-5A Individual title with a time of 16:04. Tiff placed 5th at last year’s UIL State XC Meet and is looking to earn another top 5 spot again this year. The Varsity Boys team won the District Championship for the tenth year in a row with a total of 26 points. Highland Park finished 2nd with 58 points and Mesquite Poteet finished 3rd with 59 points. The Varsity Boys finish also qualifies the Boys team for the Regional championship for the tenth year in a row. Lovejoy Boys had a total of five runners that placed in the top ten earning all-district honors. Brady Laboret placed 3rd overall with a time of 16:26, Brett Pedersen placed 4th overall with a time of 16:27, Bradley Davis placed 8th overall with a time of 16:46, and Ryan Spruell placed 10th overall with a time of 16:53. Rounding out the boys team included Ryan Brands (11th – 16:57) and Nate Hartter (17th – 17:30).

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Grant Tiff captures the UIL District 15-5A title

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JV Girls
District JV Girls

The JV Girls team won the District Runner Up title (51 points) behind Highland Park (20 points). Avery Silliman won the overall title with a time of 20:38. Silliman’s time would have placed her 4th overall in the Varsity Girls division. Other runners scoring for the JV Girls team included Gracie Turner (20th – 22:41), Heidi Fischer (25th – 22:58), Paula Delfin (26th – 23:00), Summer George (31st – 23:09), Hallie Fischer (33rd – 23:17), and Emma Satterwhite (47th – 23:41). Several other Lovejoy runners ran an excellent race achieving a career personal best time – see below.

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Avery Silliman wins the District 15-5A JV Girls Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JV Boys
District JV Boys

The JV boys team won the District Title for the 10th year in a row with a total of 19 points. Highland Park placed 2nd with 55 points and Mesquite Poteet placed 3rd with a total of 68 points. Will Muirhead claimed the individual title with a time of 17:24. Lovejoy had a total of 8 runners in the top 10 for the JV Boys division. Other runners placing in the top ten included Grant Gueller (3rd – 17:38), Michael O’Brien (4th – 17:39), Trevor Joiner (5th – 17:39), Christian Sutter (6th – 17:39), Chayden DuBois (8th – 17:51), Whit Bedell (9th – 17:56), and William Godfrey (10th – 18:00). Several other Lovejoy runners ran an excellent race achieving a career personal best time – see below.

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Will Muirhead wins the District 15-5A JV Boys Division

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Results can be found HERE

Career Personal Bests
Several Lovejoy runners ran a career personal best time at the District Meet. Runners names and times are below.
Grant Gueller – 17:38
Trevor Joiner – 17:39
Michael O’Brien – 17:39
Chayden DuBois – 17:51
Whit Bedell – 17:56
Collin Jones – 19:05
Erik Day – 19:18
Sam Rouse – 19:19
Jason Abernathy – 19:43
Sam Mena – 19:45
Chris Dunn – 19:58
Shalin Mehta – 20:00
Travis Sipes – 20:36
Matthew Sipes – 20:58
Alex Ferko – 23:00
Elijah Chapman – 25:32
Avery Silliman – 20:38
Sophia Estes – 20:50
Paula Delfin – 23:00
Camille Hendrix – 24:22
Hannah Ortega – 24:25
Lauren Motsney – 24:28
Madeline Sanders – 24:33
Haylie Peschke – 24:44
Meredith Elhmann – 24:44
Camille Morgello – 25:32
Alaina Pierce 25:33
Bryce Gournay – 26:23
Allison Jobes – 28:11

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