Thursday, December 7, 2023

Lipan, Tolar runners advance to regionals


The Lipan boys were second and the girls third at the District 11-2A Meet in Lipan Monday. Tolar’s boys were fourth and the girls were fifth.

Both Lipan teams now advance to the Class 2A Region II Meet at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie on Oct. 24. They will be joined by Tolar’s Hunter Keith, who qualified individually. The top three teams and top 10 individuals (some on qualifying teams) advanced to regionals.

From regionals, the top four teams and the top 10 individuals not on those teams will advance to state at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock on Nov. 4.

The Indians scored 54 points to trail only Poolville with 31.

“I believe we ran very well at our district meet. All the teams in our district showed up ready to run and made it a very competitive day,” Indians coach Ty Johnston said. “We were lucky enough to make it out for regionals and are very excited to keep working hard and are hoping to extend this season for as long as possible.”

The Lady Indians scored 56 points, trailing champion DeLeon with 44 and runner-up Santo with 51.

“Our district is very tough and our girls competed well to survive and advance,” Lady Indians coach Misty Little said. “We are very excited to get the opportunity to compete as a team at regionals.”

The Lipan boys were led by Court Gaylor, who finished second individually with a time of 17:53.48 over the 5K course. Wyatt Yates was fifth (18:15.42), and Colby Scott was 10th (19:13.92). Rounding out the Lipan contingent were Tucker Tims, 17th; Michael Bolfing, 20th; and Cash Bokenbarker, 28th.

The Lipan girls were paced by Annslee Tarpley, who was third over the 3.2K course with a 12:58.22 clocking. Jacy Bolton (13:14.30) was sixth. Also, Kinsley Robinson was 14th, Taylor Branson 15th, Ashlyn Clark 18th and Harley Glover 26th.

The top five finishers comprise the team score.

For Tolar, Keith clocked a time of 18:07.58.

Bailey Gammons led the Tolar girls, finishing 12th in 13:51.45. Olivia McClain was 20th, Shadi Gammons 32nd, Kylie Carter 33rd, Mykah Kirbie 34th and Brittain Taylor 35th.

Also for the Rattlers, Ernesto Ramirez was 13th, Christian Noyola 19th, Andrew Wolf 22nd, Jaxon Boisjolie 26th, Connor England 29th and Relic Buckley 30th.

The Lipan JV girls won district as Addiline Lawrence posted a time of 13:37.97 over 3.2K. Also, Zoe Bolfing was fifth, Jesse Yates sixth, Robinson Paisley eighth and Vegas Colas ninth.