After a rainy week, the District 9-5A Cross Country Meet was run on a beautiful Friday morning befitting the hard work of all the athletes. Congratulations to the Reedy boys team and the Wakeland girls team for winning District titles.
Reedy’s Colleen Stegmann won the girls race in 17 minutes and 56 seconds, followed by Independence’s Brighton Mooney and Wakeland’s Mackenzie Davis. Frisco’s Kevin Curry won the boys race in 15:37 and was followed by Heritage’s Soham Patil and Wakeland’s Natnael Enright.
The Reedy girls and the Wakeland boys each finished second, meaning the full Reedy and Wakeland boys and girls teams qualified for the 5A Region 2 Cross Country Meet, which will be November 9 at the Jesse Owens Memorial Complex in Dallas. The Liberty boys team and the Independence girls team also qualified for the regional meet, along with the top 10 boys and top 10 girls individual finishers who are not part of the teams that qualified.
-- District 9-5A accolades --
Girls Most Valuable Runner: Colleen Stegmann, Reedy, Sr.
Girls Newcomer of the Year: Peyton Benson, Memorial, Fr.
Girls Coach of the Year: Braegan Enright, Wakeland
Boys Most Valuable Runner: Kevin Curry, Frisco, Jr.
Boys Coach of the Year: Brady Stone, Reedy
Boys Newcomer of the Year: Lukas Vetkoetter, Wakeland, Fr.
-- Boys District 9-5A Top Finishers --
1. Kevin Curry, Frisco
2. Soham Patil, Heritage
3. Natnael Enright, Wakeland
4. Aiden Gonzalez, Reedy
5. Luke Lawson, Reedy
6. Garrick Spieler, Reedy
7. Kyler Steele, Centennial
8. Tristen Sabin, Independence
9. Jothan Asmerom, Memorial
10. David Corujo, Wakeland
-- Girls District 9-5A Top Finishers --
1. Colleen Stegmann, Reedy
2. Brighton Mooney, Independence
3. Mackenzie Davis, Wakeland
4. Peyton Benson, Memorial
5. Chloe Smith, Wakeland
6. Elise Warhoftig, Reedy
7. Cori Cochran, Wakeland
8. Veronica Ambrosionek, Lone Star
9. Erin O’Brien, Memorial
10. Ashley Dalleske, Wakeland