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The Bishop Dunne Girls Cross Country team came in 6th place at District Meet two weeks ago and the Boys came in 5th at the State competition in Waco on Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015. l-right: Senior Clarissa Ellazar; Sophomore Emma Barclay; Freshman Hannah Ott; Freshman Olivia Griffin; Senior DiAnna Santillan; Senior Marissa Ornelas. Sophomore Emma Barclay and senior Marissa Ornelas finished strong at the state TAPPS Cross Country meet. Both teams will be honored at a Pep Rally to be held this Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 at Bishop Dunne.

Head Cross Country Coach Stephen Guerrero is proud of his Bishop Dunne Falcon runners this year. Junior Josh Benavides came in 17th in state, sophomore Dylan Choate 22nd, and sophomore Emma Barclay 22nd.  The boys Cross Country team took fifth place overall.  

Cross Country Duo Leads Team

Junior Josh Benavides and sophomore Dylan Choate ran outstanding races in the  TAPPS district cross country meet held Thursday, October 22, 2015. Josh came in second in the 5K race, with a time of 17:29, and six seconds behind him was teammate Dylan in third place with a time of 17:35.

Josh is no stranger to the 5,000 meter race, having run cross country since he came to Bishop Dunne in the 6th grade. A graduate of Immaculate Conception in Grand Prairie, his favorite class this year is Video Production with Mr. Beattie. He placed in the 20’s last year at State, and hopes to place in the top ten this year – or surprise everyone with a first place finish.
Dylan is in his second year at Bishop Dunne and his second year on the cross country team but is a veteran runner also, having begun racing in the 5th grade at St. Elizabeth’s. After graduating from there two years ago, he came to Bishop Dunne and joined the cross country team immediately. His favorite class this year is algebra with Ms. Smith. He hopes to run in the steps of 2015 Bishop Dunne graduate Jarod Moser by winning a track scholarship to college. His younger brother, Jarrod, a 5th grader at St. Elizabeth’s, also runs.
Head coach Stephen Guerrero and assistant cross country coaches Kevin Braun and Chris MacLellan are proud of their team this year, and especially these two athletes.

Season Results include:

Waxahachie meet, Josh 5th, Dylan 7th
Lake Highlands meet, Josh 4th, Dylan 5th
Molina meet, Josh 2nd, Dylan 3rd
Ennis meet, Josh 2nd, Dylan 3rd
Jesuit meet, Josh 4th, Dylan 5th
Mansfield meet, Dylan 14th, Josh 20th
Westwood meet, Josh 1st, Dylan 2nd
District meet, Josh 2nd, Dylan 3rd

Coach Guerrero said in every meet and every speed work practice the athletes work hard to beat the competition. While competing, they are really helping the other improve.
Coach Kevin Braun thinks Josh and Dylan have had outstanding seasons for the cross country team this year and watching them push each other in every practice and meet has been fun. The back-and-forth competition has led to some great times, including their 2nd and 3rd place finishes at last week's District meet.

In the varsity girls’ division at District, Emma Barclay placed eighth and Marissa Ornelas placed 14th. Coach Guerrero said they have been going back and forth during the races all season long.

District Results:

E. Barclay, 8th, First team all-district
M. Ornelas, 14th, Second team all-district

Varsity Boys 5th place Team with Josh Benavides, 2nd, First team all-district
Dylan Choate, 3rd, First team all-district

JV Boys 2nd place Team
R. Barton, 3rd
D. Rodriguez, 10th

Girl’s Results:

Lake Highland meet, Emma 7th, Team placed 2nd

Molina meet, Emma 2nd, Marissa 4th, Team placed tied for 1st

Ennis meet, Emma 13th

Jesuit meet, Emma 2nd, Marissa 9th, Team place 2nd

Mansfield meet, Emma 10th, Marissa 20th

Westwood meet, Emma 1st, Marissa 2nd, Team place 1st

District meet, Emma 8th, Marissa 14th (Both All-District)

Coach Guerrero said his JV Cross Country team is a young team with two freshmen competing well, Hannah Ott, Olivia Griffin. The Girls team placed 1st or second in several meets. With 11 girls and 22 boys, and five middle school boys, both teams increased in size since last year. Coach Guerrero noted he had to buy new uniforms because he didn’t have enough due to the increased number of runners.

This Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 a Pep Rally will be held to congratulate the Cross Country and Volleyball teams and pump up the falcons prior to their final District football game vs. Trinity Christian Academy (TCA) at home. It’s senior night for football players, drill team members, and cheerleaders. The Varsity football team is undefeated with a 9-0 record, and is District Champions for the second consecutive year.

The school, located at 3900 Rugged drive, is having an Open house this Sunday. 

Open House Sunday, November 8, 2015
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
For more information:
or call 214-339-6561

For more information see the school's website: or for information on the Cross Country team see or contact Coach Guerrero at

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