The District 9-5A Cross Country Meet was once again a showcase of Frisco ISD’s top high school distance runners, this time led by the team victories of the Wakeland girls and Reedy boys.
Independence’s Brighton Mooney won the girls race and Wakeland’s Chloe Smith was second at Warren Sports Complex. Wakeland’s Nati Enright won the boys race and Reedy’s Aiden Gonzalez-Rodiles was second.
Wakeland won the girls team title with the help of four finishers in the top 10: Smith, Cari Cochran (7th), Madelyn Schroeder (8th) and Rebekah Gould (10th). The Reedy girls were second as a team, led by fourth-place finisher Sahasra Gutta, and Lone Star was third, led by sixth-place Addison Leffke.
Reedy won the boys title, led by Gonzalez-Rodiles and Garrick Spieler (fourth). Wakeland was second, led by Enright and Hayden Coghlan (fifth). Liberty finished third, led by Devansh Saxena (sixth) and Andrew Jauregui (seventh).
The race was pushed back a day because of the rainy weather, allowing the course to be in good shape. The top 10 boys and girls finishers, along with the top three girls and top three boys teams, advanced to the 5A Region 2 meet on Oct. 26.
District 9-5A Accolades
Girls Most Valuable Runner - Brighton Mooney - Independence
Girls Newcomer of the Year - Sahasra Gutta - Reedy
Girls Coach of the Year - Sean Coffey - Lone Star
Boys Most Valuable Runner - Nati Enright - Wakeland
Newcomer of the Year - Matt Starr - Reedy
Boys Coach of the Year - Ryan Hardin - Lone Star
All-District Team is Top 10 in varsity girls and boys (list below)
District 9-5A Cross Country Meet
1. Wakeland … 39
2. Reedy … 74
3. Lone Star … 80
4. Independence … 86
5. Memorial … 120
1. Reedy … 48
2. Wakeland … 49
3. Liberty … 68
4. Independence … 120
5. Lebanon Trail … 160
1. Brighton Mooney, Independence (17:55.41)
2. Chloe Smith, Wakeland
3. Jada Williams, Liberty
4. Sahasra Gutta, Reedy
5. Erin O’Brien, Memorial
6. Addison Leffke, Lone Star
7. Cari Cochran, Wakeland
8. Madelyn Schroeder, Wakeland
9. Georgia Farrell, Memorial
10. Rebekah Gould, Wakeland
1. Nati Enright, Wakeland (15:43.06)
2. Aiden Gonzalez-Rodiles, Reedy
3. Kevin Curry, Frisco
4. Garrick Spieler, Reedy
5. Hayden Coghlan, Wakeland
6. Devansh Saxena, Liberty
7. Andrew Jauregui, Liberty
8. Neeraj Kulkarni, Lebanon Trail
9. Tristen Sabin, Independence
10. Chance Moore, Liberty
Full team and individual results.