Lisa Boyce

Lisa McCorstin Boyce, as a freshman at South Garland High School in the fall of 1976, won the District 10-4A cross country championship, qualified at the regional meet to advance, and in December won the state championship. In the spring of 1977, she won the district mile run, won the event at the Region II meet, and then captured the state championship with a time of 5:09.0. As a sophomore, she won the regional cross country championship and was fourth in the state cross country competition. In the spring of 1978, she won the district mile championship and the regional mile run and placed fourth in the state mile race. In the fall of 1978 as a junior, Lisa again qualified for the state cross country race. In the spring, after winning her third consecutive district mile run championship, she was second in the regional mile race and placed seventh in the state meet mile run. In her senior year at South Garland, she placed fourth in the state cross country run in December of 1979. In the spring of 1980 she won district championships in both the 800 meters and the mile run. However, her attempt to duplicate the feat in the Region II meet resulted in a fourth place in the 800, followed by a third place in the mile run. Accepting an athletic scholarship to Texas A&M University, Lisa lettered three years as a cross country and distance runner, but a knee injury and resulting surgery, as well as a student teacher assignment, prevented her from competing during her senior year. Lisa coached the Lakeview Centennial Lady Patriots to two district soccer championships. Since 1989, she has been a coach and teacher at Sam Houston Middle School.