Dragon Athletes Compete At Invitationals

Results from the week of February 20
2/25 at The Dick Phillips Invitational­­ at Episcopal High School
Boys 7th • Girls 6th

Coach Matt Bohan: This weekend the Cooper Track & Field teams took their talents to Houston, competing in the Episcopal Dick Phillips Invitational. The boys team finished in 7th place scoring an impressive 96 points among 25 teams. The Cooper girls also competed well finishing in 6th place with 62 points.

 “We had an impressive day across the board,” said distance coach George Dohner. “Our team atmosphere is thriving, and the kids are performing at a high level that is fun to watch.” The Cooper athletes recorded 28 personal records (PR) along with 15 season records (SR).  Sprints coach Paul Herman said, “I am really proud of the kids and the work they have put in thus far. We have a good balance of experienced and young runners who are both working hard and improving each day.”  

Congrats go out to sophomore pole vaulter, Milla Signorelli who tied the school record at 10’6”. Nico Signorelli beat his own school record in an earlier meet this week with a vaulting height of 15’.
 Scoring Points for Cooper (Top-8 Finish in perspective event)
Episcopal Dick Phillips Invitational:
Nathan Montes: 2nd place – 800m
Alexis Seymour: 3rd place – 800m
Amir Rizvi: 2nd place – 110m H, 3rd place 300m H
Sienna Williams: 1st place 300m H, 3rd place 100m H
Walter Day: 7th place – 1600m
Megan Day: 2nd place – 3200m
Milla Signorelli: 2nd place – Pole Vault
Zach Sheirr: 7th place – Discus
Girls 4x100m Relay: (5th) Lien, Signorelli, Williams, Ewherido
Girls 4X400m Relay: (2nd) Ewherido, Ferber, Signorelli, Williams
4x400m relay: (5th) Taylor, Grzelewski, Montes, Rizvi
4X100m relay: (5th) Calhoun, Rhoden, Schlichter, Grzelewski
DMR Relay: (3rd) Bailey, Barrenechea, Karst, Trenholme
Next up for Dragon Track & Field:
March 3-4 at St. John’s Maverick Relays
March 9 at Dog Pound Invitational at Magnolia High School, 10 p.m.
March 9 at Raevyn Rogers Invitational at Kinkaid, 3 p.m.

2/21 at Tomball Kings • 4-3 W
2/25 vs Woodlands Christian • 8-3 L
2/25 vs Saint Mary’s Hall canceled

Next up for Dragon Baseball:
February 28 vs. Legacy Prep, 5 p.m.
March 2-4 at St. Thomas High School Tournament
March 2 at Waltrip High School, 11 a.m.
March 2 at St. Pius X, 4 p.m.
March 3 at Beaumont Kelly, 11 a.m.
March 4 at Lutheran South, 4 p.m.
March 7 vs Be Elite, 7 p.m.
2/24 at Fort Bend Academy Invitational
vs St. Pius X • 13-12 L
vs Fort Bend Christian Academy • 9-4 W
2/25 at Fort Bend Academy Invitational
vs Incarnate Word • 9-0 W
vs Heights Central High School • 15-1 L 
Coach Nicole Hedden: We had a great weekend at the Fort Bend Christian Academy Invitational. Our base running was on fire! Madison Roger had a three-run home run against Fort Bend Christian Academy. Grace Minarovic had a two-run home run against Incarnate Word Academy. Our bats were hot this weekend. We made some great plays defensively but need to work on trusting each other and communicating on defense. These young ladies are getting better each game. Our last game was a tough loss, but we now know what to work on to improve. 
I am looking forward to a big week ahead– we have a game vs. St. John XXIII on Monday and getting back to work on Tuesday and Wednesday at practice before our next Round Robin that St. Johns is hosting on Thursday and Friday.

Next up for Dragon Softball:
February 27 at St. John XXIII, 4 p.m.
March 2 at St. John’s Round Robin
vs St. Pius X, 12 p.m.
vs Southwest Christian, 1:30 p.m.
March 4 at St. John’s Round Robin
vs Fort Worth Country Day, 11 a.m.
vs Incarnate Word, 2:30 p.m.
March 7 vs International Leadership of Texas, 6 p.m.
March 9 vs Lutheran South, 5:30 p.m.
2/17 at Chancellors Tournament
Boys Team
Mahi Khurana • finalist boys A singles
Nick von Bodungen | Danny Justice • winners B doubles
Parker Gregory | Danny Capsimalis • doubles third place
Andrew Burchfiel | Dhilan Jolly • doubles C won 
Girls Team
Erika Olson • girls third A singles 
Maya Berthiaux | Presley Sansbury • A doubles fourth
Silvana Pescador | Maddie Burchfiel• C doubles won
Next up for Dragon Tennis:
February 28 vs. St. Johns*, 4 p.m.
March 3-4 at TTC Private School Championships
Next up for Dragon Golf:
February 28 Boys Golf at Kinkaid Invitational, Blackhorse Country Club, 8 a.m.
March 1 Girls Golf at Kinkaid Invitational, Blackhorse Country Club, 8 a.m.
March 7 at Episcopal Invitational, Quail Valley Golf Course

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