Bridgeland runners sweep District 16-6A cross country titles

November 3, 2020

The Bridgeland High School girls’ cross country team won their first District 16-6A title on Oct. 30. The Bears previously won two consecutive District 14-6A titles in 2018 and 2019, respectively, making this year’s title the third straight team championship. The Bridgeland High School girls’ cross country team won their first District 16-6A title on Oct. 30. The Bears previously won two consecutive District 14-6A titles in 2018 and 2019, respectively, making this year’s title the third straight team championship.

Nov. 3, 2020—The Bridgeland High School girls’ and boys’ cross country teams swept the District 16-6A titles at the Cross Country Championships, held Oct. 30 at Spring Creek Park in Tomball. For the Bridgeland girls, this is their third straight team championship after capturing two consecutive District 14-6A titles in 2018 and 2019, respectively. For the Bridgeland boys, this is their second consecutive team title after placing first in 2019.

In District 17-6A, the Cypress Creek High School girls and the Cypress Ridge High School boys were the top-finishing teams among CFISD schools at their district championships, held Oct. 30 at Spring Creek Park in Tomball. Both the Cougars and the Rams placed third.

The top three teams and 10 individuals in each race advanced to the regional championships. The Region II-6A Cross Country Championships will be held Nov. 10 at Jesse Owens Memorial Complex (9191 S. Polk Street) in Dallas. The Region III-6A Cross Country Championships will be held Nov. 10 at Sam Houston State University (1905 University Avenue) in Huntsville.

The Bridgeland girls took six out of the top 10 spots, earning 17 points. The Bears finished in front of runner-up Cypress Woods High School (53) and third-place Cypress Ranch High School (71).

The following District 16-6A female runners advanced to regionals:

Place

Name

School

Grade

Time

1

Emily Ellis

Bridgeland

10

18:34.8

2

Elisa Grillo

Bridgeland

11

19:08.1

3

Cassidy Graham

Bridgeland

11

19:12.7

4

Lauren Fritz

Cypress Woods

10

19:25.7

5

Allison Millan

Bridgeland

11

19:29.5

6

Athena Reyna

Bridgeland

12

19:29.8

7

Madeleine Wilson

Bridgeland

11

19:31.6

8

Emma Elsbury

Cypress Ranch

10

19:48.3

9

Ariane Williams

Cypress Woods

11

19:48.7

10

Anna DeMeritt

Cypress Ranch

11

20:14.7

The Bridgeland High School boys’ cross country team won their first District 16-6A cross country title on Oct. 30. The Bears previously won their first District 14-6A title in 2019. The team earned 19 points to advance to the Region II-6A Cross Country Championships. The Bridgeland High School boys’ cross country team won their first District 16-6A cross country title on Oct. 30. The Bears previously won their first District 14-6A title in 2019. The team earned 19 points to advance to the Region II-6A Cross Country Championships.

The Bridgeland boys took five out of the top 10 spots, earning the team 19 points. Cypress Ranch placed second (50), followed by Cypress Woods (89).

The following District 16-6A male runners advanced to regionals:

Place

Name

School

Grade

Time

1

Randy Smith

Bridgeland

12

16:26.9

2

Jacob Grosch

Bridgeland

12

16:29.5

3

Ethan Conville

Bridgeland

12

16:34.1

4

Thierry Garcon

Cypress Ranch

10

16:43.4

5

Pablo Martinez

Cypress Springs

12

16:46.2

6

Noah Willows

Bridgeland

10

16:50.9

7

Alex Chambliss

Bridgeland

11

16:56.6

8

Luke DeMeritt

Cypress Ranch

10

16:59.7

9

Andres Herrera

Cypress Ranch

12

17:06.0

10

Alan Alvarado

Cypress Ranch

10

17:07.3

Jersey Village High School freshman Anna Selinidis finished sixth overall in the District 17-6A Cross Country Championships to advance to the Region III-6A Cross Country Championships.
Jersey Village High School freshman Anna Selinidis finished sixth overall in the District 17-6A Cross Country Championships to advance to the Region III-6A Cross Country Championships.

In District 17-6A, the Cypress Creek girls earned 109 points to finish third behind Stratford and Memorial high schools. The Cougars’ score featured freshman Jayme Santasiero (14th, 21:02.3), sophomore Addie Hensley (19th, 21:53.1), junior Anya Carlson (24th, 22:39.0), sophomore Chloe Hensley (25th, 22:44.7), senior Kensie Lee (27th, 22:55.4), senior Brianna Sechelski (32nd, 23:20.9) and senior Serena Padilla (41st, 24:35.4).

Two female individual regional qualifiers were from CFISD. The following runners advanced to regionals:

Place

Name

School

Grade

Time

6

Anna Selinidis

Jersey Village

9

20:20.5

9

Emily Shook

Cypress Ridge

9

20:42.9

Cypress Creek High school senior Ben Countiss finished second overall in the District 17-6A Cross Country Championships to advance to the Region III-6A Cross Country Championships. Cypress Creek High school senior Ben Countiss finished second overall in the District 17-6A Cross Country Championships to advance to the Region III-6A Cross Country Championships.

The Cypress Ridge boys earned 88 points to finish third behind Stratford and Memorial high schools. The Rams’ score was led by junior Devon Simmons (6th, 16:43.0), followed by sophomore Diego Garcia (14th, 17:21.4), junior Brandon Nguyen (17th, 17:38.7), senior Aaron Hernandez (22nd, 18:00.6), sophomore Jonathon Bolanos (29th, 18:27.2), junior Zuri Jefferson (32nd, 18:36.7) and senior Joseph Loa (43rd, 20:06.6).

Three male individual regional qualifiers were from CFISD. The following runners advanced to regionals:

Place

Name

School

Grade

Time

2

Ben Countiss

Cypress Creek

12

16:16.6

6

Devon Simmons

Cypress Ridge

11

16:43.0

7

Marco Requejo

Jersey Village

9

16:44.1

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