For the first time in Frisco ISD’s history, the District will have four teams competing at the UIL State Cross Country Meet. At Monday’s 5A Region II Cross Country Championship at the Jesse Owens Athletic Complex in Dallas, both the girls and boys teams from Reedy and Wakeland qualified for state with top-four team finishes.
Reedy junior Colleen Stegmann won the 5A Region II girls individual title, helping the Reedy girls finish third in the team standings, just ahead of fourth-place Wakeland. In the boys standings, Reedy was second and Wakeland was third.
Reedy’s Wyatt Wingard was FISD’s top boys individual finisher, placing third. Frisco’s Kevin Curry was eighth, Wakeland’s Cayden Marsh was 13th and Memorial teammates Brayden Kennedy and Jotham Asmeron were 14th and 15th, finishing less than a second apart. All the boys mentioned qualified for the state meet, which will be Nov. 9 in Round Rock.
In the girls regional race, Stegmann finished in 17 minutes, 14.57 seconds, more than 15 seconds ahead of the next finisher. Wakeland’s Chloe Smith was sixth, Reedy’s Zoe Calyer was 10th, Liberty’s Amelia Jauregui was 11th, Wakeland’s Mackenzie Davis was 15th, Reedy’s Elizabeth Oh was 17th, Liberty’s Grace Deshelter was 18th, Wakeland’s Cori Cochran was 20th and Liberty’s Jada Williams was 22nd. All qualified to compete at state.
The Wakeland boys have now qualified for eight straight trips to the state meet, tying the District record set by the Frisco girls cross country team coached by the now retired Sam Reiter.
--- 5A REGION II CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP ---
Team State Qualifiers
-- Girls –
1. Highland Park (81)
2. Lovejoy (82)
3. Reedy (89)
4. Wakeland (99)
-- Boys –
1. Lovejoy (60)
2. Reedy (151)
3. Wakeland (171)
4. Kaufman (171)
Frisco ISD finishers in top 10
-- Girls –
1. Colleen Stegmann, Reedy, 17:14.57
6. Chloe Smith, Wakeland, 18:34.12
10. Zoe Calyer, Reedy, 18:47.81
-- Boys –
3. Wyatt Wingard, Reedy, 15:18.56
8. Kevin Curry, Frisco, 15:32.71
Complete Team and Individual Results: