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Multiple Teams · Lovejoy XC Dominates the Day


On Saturday 8/26/17 the Lovejoy Cross Country team competed in the Plano ISD Invitational. This marked the second year in a row that the team has competed in the Plano ISD Invite. The Varsity Boys, JV Boys, and JV Girls teams took home the championship trophies. The Varsity Girls claimed the Runner Up title to Dallas Ursuline.

Varsity Boys
The varsity boys team comes off of its 2016 season winning the UIL 5A State Championship. Entering the 2016 season the Lovejoy Boys are pre-season ranked #1 according to tx.milesplit.com, txrunning.com, and the Cross Country Coaches Association of Texas. In addition to their pre-season #1 ranking in the state of Texas, the boys team was also recognized by MileSplit USA as the #28 pre-season team in the nation.

The varsity boys did not disappoint their #1 ranking at the Plano ISD Invite by winning the team championship and having eight runners run sub 17 minutes in the 5K. This marked the strongest start of the season for the Lovejoy Boys team in program history.

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Brady Laboret – 2nd Overall – 16:04 – 55 second improvement
Will Muirhead – 7th Overall – 16:28 – 1:27 second improvement and new PR by 21 seconds
Ryan Brands – 8th Overall – 16:40 – 35 second improvement
Ryan Spruell – 9th Overall – 16:48 – 10 second improvement
Brett Pedersen – 10th Overall – 16:49 – 9 second improvement
Bradley Davis – 11th Overall – 16:50 – 27 second improvement
Whitson Bedell – 13th Overall – 16:54 – 2:46 improvement and new PR by 1:02
William Godfrey – 14th Overall – 16:58 – 55 second improvement and new PR by 9 seconds
Chayden Du Bois – 20th Overall – 17:21 – 1:03 improvement and new PR by 30 seconds
Grant Gueller – 21st Overall – 17:26 – 37 second improvement and new PR by 12 seconds

JV Boys
The JV Boys team demonstrated the boys team depth by winning the PISD Invite JV Boys division and setting several new Personal Records.

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Michael O’Brien – 3rd Overall – 17:57 – 1:15 improvement
Alex Pedersen – 4th Overall – 18:12 – 2:12 improvement and new PR by 50 seconds
Erik Day – 5th Overall – 18:22 – 1:27 improvement and new PR by 56 seconds
Trevor Malik – 6th Overall – 18:23 – new PR
John Armstrong – 8th Overall – 18:30 – new PR
Collin Jones – 10th Overall – 18:36 – 60 second improvement and new PR by 29 seconds
Preston Tiff – 11th Overall – 18:48 – 13 second improvement
Shalin Mehta – 12th Overall – 18:48 – 2:46 improvement and new PR by 1:12
Thomas Michal – 14th Overall – 18:50 – 1:32 improvement
Stefan Evin – 16th Overall – 18:57 – new PR
Sam Rouse – 17th Overall – 19:15 – 1:07 improvement and new PR by 4 seconds
Matthew Murray – 19th Overall – 19:36 – new PR
Brendan Dunleavy – 20th Overall – 19:41 – 1:32 improvement
Cameron Kennedy – 21st Overall – 19:46 – new PR
Blake Hinton – 23rd Overall – 19:50 – new PR
Stefan Lingenfelder – 28th Overall – 20:10 – new PR
Kyle Easley – 34th Overall – 20:23 – 1:39 improvement
Luis Sandoval – 36th Overall – 20:30 – new PR
Matthew Sipes – 43rd Overall – 20:42 – 1:47 improvement
Mason Heruska – 60th Overall – 21:24
Matthew Michal – 64th Overall – 21:36 – 38 second improvement
Justin Maroney – 75th Overall – 21:58 – new PR
Jacob Beets – 77th Overall – 22:02 – new PR
Josh Bittlestone – 79th Overall – 22:18 – new PR
Sam Mena – 84th Overall – 22:31
Ethan Montoya – 85th Overall – 22:35 – new PR
Triston Offield – 86th Overall – 22:36 – new PR
Grayson Mousavijam – 100th Overall – 23:15 – new PR
Elijah Chapman – 140th Overall – 27:15
Varsity Girls
The Varsity girls team comes off of its 2016 season as the District 15-5A Runner Up and a Region II 5A Qualifier. Carson Hockersmith also qualified for the 2016 5A Girls Cross Country State Championship. The Varsity girls claimed the Runner Up Title at the PISD Invite behind Dallas Ursuline Academy.

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Carson Hockersmith – 6th Overall – 19:55
Sofia Estes – 15th Overall – 21:01 – 58 second improvement
Zoe Bessa – 16th Overall – 21:04 – 4:13 improvement and new PR by 4:13
Amelia Carothers – 21st Overall – 21:12 – new PR
Emily Gueller – 22nd Overall – 21:15 – 24 second improvement
Avery Silliman – 26th Overall – 21:31 – 45 second improvement
Andee Richardson – 34th Overall – 21:54 – 2:06 improvement
Ahslyn Carty – 50th Overall – 23:10 – new PR
Natalie Wong – 54th Overall – 23:13 – new PR
Paula Delfin – 78th Overall – 25:00 – 1:43 improvement

JV Girls
The JV girls team claimed the championship trophy for the JV Girls division and set several new PRs in the process.

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Evelyn McGowan – 6th Overall – 23:32 – 2:52 improvement
Emily Piccirillo – 7th Overall – 23:33 – new PR
Lily Bouldin – 8th Overall – 23:36 – new PR
Hannah Ortega – 10th Overall – 23:38 – 2:49 improvement and new PR by 47 seconds
Scarlett Terwege – 11th Overall – 23:55 – new PR
Madison Du Bois – 12th Overall – 23:55 – new PR
Anna Iovinelli – 19th Overall – 24:14 – new PR
Mia Szczesny – 28th Overall – 24:45 – new PR
Karly Greenwood – 38th Overall – 25:26 – new PR
Madeline Sanders – 43rd Overall – 26:03
Summer George – 45th Overall – 26:10
Gracie Turner – 48th Overall – 26:17
Camille Hendrix – 54th Overall – 26:25 – 12 second improvement
Reagan Raforth – 58th Overall – 26:27 – new PR
Nia Marwaha – 60th Overall – 26:33 – new PR
Mackenzie Williams – 67th Overall – 27:04 – new PR
Lily McCutcheon – 71st Overall – 27:15
Bryce Gournay – 72nd Overall – 27:16 – 2:12 improvement
Maci Martelloni – 83rd Overall – 27:41 – new PR
Carissa Dresser – 87th Overall – 27:53 – 4 second improvement
Full Results from the Plano ISD Invitational can be found HERE 

The Leopards will compete next at the UTA Gerald Richey Invitational on Saturday 9/16/17.