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John Cooper Sports: Cross Country Boys Take First At SPC South Zone Championships, Middle School Girls Teams Are HJPC Champs

By: Lynn Boeding
| Published 10/22/2023

Dragon boys cross country team takes first place at SPC South Zone Championships.
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THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Results from the week of October 16

Cross Country Boys Take First At SPC South Zone Championships, Middle School Girls Teams Are HJPC Champs

VARSITY CROSS COUNTRY

10/21 SPC South Zone Championships at St. Andrew’s Episcopal

Boys 1st • Girls 6th

Coach George Dohner: The Cooper Cross Country teams competed in Austin at the South Zone Championship meet. The girls team ran without their top runner who was injured. They fought hard to finish in sixth place. The boys team ran outstandingly, winning the meet by 16 points.

On the girls' side, Tahira King finished in 14th place and had a great day leading the team. Milla Signorelli finished second on the team in 28th place, followed closely by Emma Locht in 29th place. Lexie Fitz Sullivan finished in 37th place and Ava Perugini finished out the scoring in 45th place.

The boys ran in a tight pack placing seven runners in the Top 23. The boys were led by Grey Mendenhall, who had his best race of the season finishing in 2nd. Aditya Pakal would be our next finisher in fifth place followed by Walter Day in 12th place. Rounding out the scoring for the boys was Jacob Bailey in 15th and Ryan Taylor in 17th.

I am so proud of our entire team’s effort, and we look forward to competing at the SPC Championships in Fort Worth on November 4th.

Boys

Grey Mendenhall 2nd • 16:19 All South Zone

Aditya Pakal 5th • 16:24 All South Zone

Walter Day 12th • 16:52 All South Zone

Jacob Bailey 15th • 17:14 All South Zone

Ryan Taylor 17th • 17:18 All South Zone

Nathan Montes 20th • 17:27 All South Zone

Issac Ortega 23rd

Girls

Tahira King 14th • 21:13 All South Zone

Milla Signorelli 28th • 22:31

Emma Locht 29th • 22:35

Lexie Fitz Sullivan 37th • 22:58

Ava Perugini 45th • 23:36

Next up for Dragon Cross Country

November 4 at SPC Championships, Fort Worth

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

10/19 vs Episcopal High School* • 3-0 L

Next up for Dragon Volleyball:
October 26 vs. Awty*, 6 p.m.

VARSITY FOOTBALL

10/20 at Trinity Valley* • 37-28 L

*conference

TWO MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS TEAMS FINISH SEASON AS CHAMPIONS

Congratulations to two Dragon girls teams who finished their seasons as Houston Junior Preparatory Conference (HJPC) Champions – the Middle School Girls Cross Country and Volleyball teams. Go Dragons!

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