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2017 Region 2-6A Girls Champions Photographer: Melissa Evans

The Region 2-6A Championship meet took place at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie on Monday, October 23. The CHS Girls team claimed the Regional 2-6A title with an impressive victory over some of the top programs in the state. The top 4 teams at the regional meet move on to State and the CHS Boys team placed 5th just missing a state berth. Kaz Carlson-Phelan placed high enough to earn an individual spot at the State 6A Cross Country Meet.

The Coppell Girls Cross Country team will return to the State Championship meet as the Region 2-6A Champions. Freshman Chloe Hassman set a personal record of 18:40.39 leading Coppell with a 4th place finish overall. Maddie Hulcy (18:44.77) was next for Coppell with a 7th place finish. Natalie Fleming (18:52.07) in 11th, Rowan Hassman in 18th, and Izzy Iseley in 21st were the top five competitors for Coppell. Taylor Peltier (53rd), Morgan Colon (84th), Sydney Rowe (alt.), Shelby Spoor (alt.), and Jimena Benavides (alt.) are also members of the Girls Cross Country team that will be representing Coppell at the State meet in November.

The Boys team faced the 2016 state champion Woodlands team, as well as strong teams from Montgomery, College Park, Klein, and Round Rock Stony Point. The Boys came up short with a 5th place finish. Kaz Carlson-Phelan lead Coppell with a 24th place finish in a time of 16:23.34.  Also representing Coppell in the Region Championship were Nathaniel Leach (16:41.97) in 36th, Matteo Agius D’Arrigo (16:44.60) in 37th, Grant Evans in 41st, Marcos Bohn in 42nd, Cole Lindbeck (77th), Justin Chow (82nd), Garrett Fredo (alt.), AJ Rothwell (alt.), and Santiago Escalante (alt.).

The Girls team and individual state qualifier Kaz Carlson-Phelan will move on to the State Championship Meet held at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Saturday, November, 4.