Tiger cross country advances to regionals

A golden run from freshman Karsten Bobb highlighted a first place overall finish for the Dripping Springs Tigers girls cross country team Friday at the 25-5A district championships in Austin.

Overall, every one of the seven Tiger runners who participated in the 5,000-meter varsity run finished within the top 15 out of 37 total runners. As a result of their finishing times, the Dripping Springs girls team advances to the UIL Region IV meet at Texas A&M Corpus Christi.

The Tiger girls team finished with a school-record 20 points at the meet, which was 29 points better than second place LBJ, which had 49 points.

Joining Bobb in the top five of the individual standings was freshman Marleena Mickel, junior Ellie Hovre and senior Aubrie Caldwell, who finished third, fourth and fifth respectively.

Meanwhile, Dripping Springs boys cross country team also advanced to the Region meet by virtue of a third place finish. The Tigers boys team, which had 52 points on the day, was 12 points behind second place Lockhart. LBJ captured the district crown with 31 points.

Dripping Springs sophomore Caleb Lopez finished in sixth place individually, while senior Will Johnson was 12th.

The UIL Region IV championships will be held Oct. 22 in Corpus Christi.

Dripping Springs results at the 25-5A District Championships

Karsten Bobb – 19:07.20
Marleena Mickel – 19:25.70
Ellie Hovre – 19:33.80
Aubrie Caldwell – 19:49.70
Maddie Livingston – 20:43.30
Kate Ginter – 21:19.20
Caroline Russey – 21:29.40

Bobby Holt – 15:55.50
Caleb Lopez – 16:11.10
Will Johnson – 16:37.70
John Babiak – 16.54.60
Kyler Myers – 17:05.40
Polo Lopez – 17:20.60
Harry Miller – 17:30.20

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