The Coppell girls cross country team captured the District 6-6A team title on Friday, October 18 at North Lakes Park in Denton. Evan Caswell won the District 6-6A individual title, leading the boys’ team to a second-place team finish. Both teams will advance to the Regional I-6A Championship. The top three varsity teams and top 10 varsity individuals from each district advance to regional meets.
Coppell girls are the defending state champions. They set the tone for the championship season by running together and claiming the 2019 District 6-6A team title. The top four athletes finished within 8 seconds of each other. Choe Hassman led Coppell, she finished 3rd overall with a time of 18 minutes, 43.7 seconds. She was followed by teammates Shelby Spoor (4th, 18:45.1), Natalie Fleming (5th, 18:45.3), Morgan Colon (6th, 18:51), Waverly Hassman (11th, 19:18), Reezon Eke (21st, 20:03), and Isabella Iseley (28th, 20:51).
The Cowboys finished second with a score of 38, trailing only the district champion Flower Mound team (32). Individual district champion Evan Caswell once again broke the CHS 5K school record with a time of 15 minutes, 12.6 seconds. He was followed by teammates Colin Proctor (6th, 15:56), Rith Bhattacharyya (8th, 16:00), Jackson Walker (10th, 16:04), Parker Hicks (13th, 16:21), Riley Warner (17th, 16:29), and Vedant Bhattacharyya (21st, 16:41).
The JV Girls’ team wrapped up the championship season with a 2nd place finish. Grace Turman led the girls, she finished 7th overall with a time of 20 minutes 37 seconds. Rebeca Centeno (8th, 20:45), Bernice David (10th, 20:56), Avery Hancock (13th, 21:10), and Taylor Peltier (15th, 21:13) scored for Coppell at the district meet.
The Coppell JV boys finished off the championship season with a 2nd place finish, as well. William Heatherington led the boys, he finished 4th overall in a time of 17 minutes 8 seconds. Cameron Churchill-Dowd (5th, 17:09), Andrew Mullen (6th, 17:10), Andrew Crichton (11th, 17:17), and Kavin Chengavarayan (16th, 17:30) contributed to the JV district team score.
Friday’s district performances have Head Coach Nick Benton excited about the possibilities for the rest of the post season. Coach Benton said, “I’m impressed with Evan’s first place finish and how the varsity girls ran as a pack”. He is also pleased with the junior varsity teams’ performances. “They are the future of this program and they ran tough”, said Benton. Both the Girls’ and Boys’ Varsity teams will move onto the Region I-6A Championship which will take place on Monday, October 28 at Mae Simmons Park in Lubbock.