Lipan again in CC region

The Lipan Lady Indians wrapped up the cross country season Saturday by competing in the Class A Region II Meet at Arlington’s Vandergriff Park, something that has become an annual happening for the program.

The Lady Indians finished 15th as a team, led by Lanie Roberts. She clocked a time of 13:31 over the 2-mile course to place 34th individually.

Roberts won the District 16-A championship and the Lady Indians were second as a team.

“I am very proud of our team this year,” said Lipan coach Ray Michou. “We have a solid history of competitive cross country at Lipan.”

This is the fifth consecutive year for a Lipan girls team to compete at regionals.

“This year’s group has been as competitive as any,” Michou continued. “Thanks to each of the girls for the investment that they made to the sport. Special thanks to our manager, Brenda Ibarr, the best cross country manager in Texas.”

The Lady Indians scored 377 points.

Also for Lipan, Shelby Bontke posted a 14:24, Catherine Thormann finished in 14:34, Shauna Coleman clocked a 15:14, Rhiana Michou came in at 15:58, and Kristen Drewry posted a 17:07.


Tolar’s Tim Williams clocked a time of 18:35 over 3.1 miles at Vandergriff Park to place 50th in the Class 2A Region II Meet Saturday.

Williams, a junior, qualified for regionals by finishing fifth in the District 10-2A Meet.

“We are in a pretty tough region. Tim did well,” said Tolar coach Benita Carlton.

“I think now, with that experience, he knows what to expect for next year and what he’s up against.

“Overall, I thought we competed well (boys and girls), and now we know what to expect for next year. We had some strong runners on our girls varsity, and Tim has so much to look forward to.”