Team Spotlight - Southlake Carroll HS, Southlake, TX; Boys & Girls
This interview features the Southlake Carroll High School (Southlake, Texas) boys and girls teams; interview with head coach Justin Leonard. The Carroll boys return four of the top seven runners from their team that was runaway Texas State 5A champions and Nike Cross Nationals runners-up. The girls lost five of their top seven, but return the top two (2nd and 6th at State) from their 1st place Nike South Regionals and 7th place Nike Cross Nationals team.
School, location (city, state) - Southlake Carroll High School (Southlake, TX)
Team (boys, girls, both) – Boys and Girls
Head Coach – Justin Leonard
Assistant Coach(es) –
Top (national level) athletes; name, grade, PR’s –
Joe Sansone: 12th Grade, 5K cross country PR- 15:04, 8th place finisher at 2011 State CC Meet
Trevor Gilley: 12th Grade, 5K cross country PR- 15:11, 9th place finisher at 2011 State CC Meet
Nate Sullivan: 12th Grade, 5K cross country PR- 15:19, 5th place finisher at 2011 State CC Meet
Connor Hendrickson: 11th Grade, 5K cross country PR- 15:21, 25th place finisher at 2011 State CC Meet
Courtney Kriegshauser: 12th Grade, 5K cross country PR- 18:13, 2011 State CC individual runner up, 2012 state 1600 champ 4:53.
Shelby Chapin: 12th Grade, 5K cross country PR- 18:04, 6th place finisher at 2011 state cc meet.
Key(s) to the success of your team – Hard work, commitment and never becoming complacent.
Your favorite meet(s) – District meet, Regional meet, and State Meet
What you most love about cross country - The thing we love about cross country is that it’s a workman’s sport. We believe that you truly can find success in this sport if your willing to sacrifice comfort for it.
Teams you most enjoy competing against - We enjoy competing against teams that are in our district, regional and state meet.
Team goals for the season - Our team goal this year is to outwork previous training levels. We believe that if we can achieve this, then great things will happen. Also our team goal for the seniors this year is to mentor and teach the younger runners in our program.
Visit the Southlake Carroll MileSplit webpage at http://tx.milesplit.com/teams/SCarr .
Visit the Southlake Carroll cross country website at http://carrollcrosscountry.net/ .
(photos from the Southlake Carroll cross country website)