HP Harriers Take Team Titles at Fall Fest

Highland Park’s boys runners earned the team crown in their division at the Lovejoy Fall Festival on Saturday.

The Highland Park boys and girls each won team titles in the 5A-6A division at the Lovejoy Fall Festival cross country meet on Saturday in McKinney.

Behind four personal-record times, the Scots ran to the title with the team of Tyler Mead, Jack Alessio, Charlie Philbin, Reese Hathaway, Matthew Lippman, John Moss, and Aali Furqan.

Besides the lower-division title, the Lady Scots placed sixth among 19 teams in the elite varsity girls division. Sophia Oliai was seventh in the individual standings with a personal-best time of 18 minutes, 30 seconds for the 5-kilometer course. Cameron Fawcett was in 20th place. The seven-runner squad posted six personal-best times.

Both squads will compete on Saturday at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock, which also is the site of the state meet in November.

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