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CFISD runners qualify for Cross Country State Championships

The Bridgeland High School boys’ cross country team placed first overall as a team with a score of 88.
The Bridgeland High School boys’ cross country team placed first overall as a team with a score of 88 at the UIL Region II-6A Cross Country Championships on Oct. 24 at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie. The Bears qualified as a team for the UIL Cross Country State Championships set for Nov. 3-4 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

Nov. 2, 2023—The Bridgeland High School boys’ and girls’ cross country teams, as well as Cypress Springs High School senior Manny Vela, qualified for the UIL Cross Country State Championships at the Region II-6A Cross Country Championships, held Oct. 24 at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie.

The Bridgeland boys won the Region II-6A title with an overall score of 88 with junior Benjamin Montgomery leading the way finishing first overall (15:20.01). Also running for the Bears were sophomore Kyle Pawlak (19th, 16:13.60), sophomore Maddox McCallister (20th, 16:14.90), sophomore Vihaan Chamkur (22nd, 16:19.59), sophomore Mazim Benguedda (26th, 16:22.75), senior Hayden Price (32nd, 16:30.23) and sophomore Layton Carlisle (48th, 16:46.36).

The Bridgeland High School girls’ cross country team placed third overall as a team with a score of 101.
The Bridgeland High School girls’ cross country team placed third overall as a team with a score of 101 at the UIL Region II-6A Cross Country Championships on Oct. 24 at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie. The Bears qualified as a team for the UIL Cross Country State Championships set for Nov. 3-4 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.

The Bridgeland girls placed third as a team at the regional championships with an overall score of 101. Junior Lily Fawcett led the Bears finishing eighth overall (18:52.63). Also running for the Bears were sophomore Haley Hill (12th, 19:05.48), sophomore Susana Rawls (25th, 19:38.16), freshman Brynlee Weston (34th, 19:58.92), freshman Kate Garrison (36th, 20:01.67), senior Ariel Braley (45th, 20:14.94) and senior Arianna Elder (56th, 20:31.66).

Cypress Springs High School senior Manny Vela placed second overall at the Region II-6A Cross Country Championships.
Cypress Springs High School senior Manny Vela placed second overall at the Region II-6A Cross Country Championships to advance to the UIL State Cross Country Championships set for Nov. 3-4 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Vela is the only individual CFISD runner to advance to the state meet.

Cypress Springs senior Manny Vela is the only individual CFISD runner to qualify for the UIL Cross Country State Championships. Vela finished second overall (15:26.34).

The UIL Cross Country State Championships will be held Nov. 3-4 at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.