October 25, 2021
The Dripping Springs High School girls' cross country team qualified for the UIL State Meet for the eighth consecutive year after recording a second-place finish at the Region IV-5A Meet in Corpus Christi.
Karsten Bobb led the Tigers with a time of 19:10.27 over the five-kilometer course to finish in sixth place. Chandler Latham timed 19:29.70 for 10th place and Kate Ginther was close behind with a time of 19:33.19 for 11th place. Marleena Mickel (19th) and Alexa Velasco (37th) rounded out the point scorers for the Tigers, and Jesse Bookbinder (52nd) and Madison Johnson (59th) completed the DSHS team.
Reigning state champion Boerne Champion High School captured the regional title with 52 points while DSHS totaled 71. Canyon High School tallied 131 points for third place with all three District 26-5A schools taking the top three spots. Mission Sharyland High School rounded out the state qualifiers with 132 points for fourth place.
On the boys’ side, individual qualifiers Brant Melton (31st) and Austin Wolfe (55th) concluded their season.
The Tigers will compete in the state meet on Friday, Nov. 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock.