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Multiple Teams · Boys XC Wins 11th Consecutive District Title

On Thursday 10/12/17 the Lovejoy Boys Cross Country team won its 11th consecutive UIL District Championship. Both the Varsity and JV boys teams have won the district team title since 2007. This also marks the 11th consecutive year that the Varsity boys team has qualified for the Regional Championship.

The Varsity Boys race started at 9:00 AM and the boys team scored a total of only 23 points. Mesquite Poteet finished 2nd with 76 points and Highland Park finished 3rd with 81 points. Leading the Varsity boys team was Brett Pedersen. Brett finished 2nd overall with a personal best time of 15:44.3.Brady Laboret finished right on Pedersen’s heels with 3rd overall and a personal best time of 15:44.7. Ryan Brands finished 5th overall tying his personal best time of 16:09. Rounding out the varsity boys team included Will Muirhead (6th – 16:31), Ryan Spruell (7th – 16:34), Whitson Bedell (8th – 16:38), and Bradley Davis (11th – 16:49).

Full Varsity Boys results can be found HERE

The Varsity Boys will compete next at the Region II 5A Championship at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie, TX on 10/23/17.

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The JV boys team finished 1st overall with a perfect team score of only 15 points. Highland Park finished 2nd with 53 points and Mesquite Poteet finished 3rd with 71 points. Leading the JV boys team was William Godfrey with a time of 16:45. William became the first runner in Lovejoy history to run under 17 minutes for a district JV race. Finishing 2nd overall was Grant Gueller with a time of 17:00. Rounding out the JV boys team included Chayden DuBois (3rd – 17:24), Trevor Malik (4th – 17:30), Michael O’Brien (5th – 17:33), Preston Tiff (7th – 17:52 and new PR), and Brendan Dunleavy (9th – 17:54 and new PR).

Several JV boys runners set personal best times in the District Championship. Runners who ran personal best times include the following:
Preston Tiff – 17:52
Brendan Dunleavy – 17:54
Blake Hinton – 18:32
Sam Rouse – 18:40
Kyle Easley – 19:13
Jason Abernathy – 19:24
Matthew Sipes – 19:32
Stefan Lingenfelder – 19:34
Luis Sandoval – 19:45
Grayson Mousavijam – 19:59
Jacob Beets – 20:40
Mattehew Michal – 20:45
Justin Maroney – 20:49
Andrew Iovine – 20:52
Josh Bittlestone – 20:59

Full JV Boys Results can be found HERE

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