Chronicling History: Florida State Cross Country Meet By The Numbers - Part 4



For part four of this series, I have broken up the main list into top teams in various subcatagories to present multiple views to the All-Time best!


TOP 25 ALL-TIME RANK

1

Belen Jesuit

Miami

301

2

Bishop Kenny

Jacksonville

254

3

Ransom Everglades

Miami

218

4

Trinity Prep

Winter Park

199

5

Jesuit

Tampa

193

6

Largo

Largo

177

7

Leto

Tampa

165

8

Columbus

Miami

153

9

Leon

Tallahassee

152

10

Winter Park

Winter Park

149

11

Maclay

Tallahassee

149

12

Rockledge

Rockledge

145

13

P.K. Yonge

Gainesville

140

14

Lyman

Longwood

130

15

Bucholz

Gainesville

129

16

Astronaut

Titusville

124

17

Estero

Estero

116

18

Holy Trinity Episcopal

Melbourne

112

19

Fletcher

Jacksonville

110

20

Boone

Orlando

108

21

Westminster Academy

Fort Lauderdale

105

22

Episcopal

Jacksonville

100

23

Wolfson

Jacksonville

99

24

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale

96

25

Hernando

Brooksville

96

TOP STATE TITLES

1

Largo

Largo

10

2

Bishop Kenny

Jacksonville

8

2

Belen Jesuit

Miami

8

4

Leto

Tampa

7

4

Holy Trinity Episcopal

Melbourne

7

6

Winter Park

Winter Park

6

6

Ransom Everglades

Miami

6

7

Trinity Prep

Winter Park

5

7

Rockledge

Rockledge

5

7

Clearwater Central Cath

Largo

5

7

Westminster Academy

Fort Lauderdale

5

7

Maclay

Tallahassee

5

 

TOP RUNNER UP

1

Belen Jesuit

Miami

8

2

Fletcher

Jacksonville

6

2

Largo

Largo

6

2

Leto

Tampa

6

5

Bishop Kenny

Jacksonville

5

5

Jesuit

Tampa

5

7

St. Andrew's

Boca Raton

4

7

Trinity Prep

Winter Park

4

7

Holy Trinity Episcopal

Melbourne

4

10

11 Teams Tied

11 Teams

3

 

TOP 3RD PLACE

1

Belen Jesuit

Miami

8

2

Bishop Kenny

Jacksonville

7

3

Trinity Prep

Winter Park

6

3

Jesuit

Tampa

6

5

Fletcher

Jacksonville

5

5

Washington

Pensacola

5

7

Columbus

Miami

4

7

Maclay

Tallahassee

4

9

17 Teams Tied

17 Teams

3

 

TOP FIVE

1

Belen Jesuit

Miami

33

2

Ransom Everglades

Miami

26

3

Bishop Kenny

Jacksonville

23

4

Jesuit

Tampa

22

5

Trinity Prep

Winter Park

21

6

Largo

Largo

19

7

Fletcher

Jacksonville

17

7

Leto

Tampa

17

9

Maclay

Tallahassee

16

10

Leon

Tallahassee

15

 

TOP 10

1

Belen Jesuit

Miami

41

2

Bishop Kenny

Jacksonville

37

3

Ransom Everglades

Miami

33

4

Trinity Prep

Winter Park

29

4

Jesuit

Tampa

29

6

Rockledge

Rockledge

28

7

Winter Park

Winter Park

27

7

P.K. Yonge

Gainesville

27

7

Astronaut

Titusville

27

10

Columbus

Miami

24

10

Lyman

Longwood

24

10

Leon

Tallahassee

24

13

Largo

Largo

22

14

Maclay

Tallahassee

21

15

Boone

Orlando

20

15

Bucholz

Gainesville

20

17

Fletcher

Jacksonville

19

17

Bishop Moore

Orlando

19

17

Leto

Tampa

19

20

5 Teams Tied

5 Teams

18

 

It was in 1959 when the 1st private school made a Top 10 appearance at the state meet and that was Bishop Kenny taking 9th place that season.  Now the Top 5 all-time teams are from private schools.  This leaves Largo currently as the best all-time public school.

 

TOP STREAKS

1

Bishop Kenny

Jacksonville

31

83

*

2

Ransom Everglades

Miami

28

85

12

3

Largo

Largo

21

69

89

3

Belen Jesuit

Miami

21

93

*

5

Trinity Prep

Winter Park

20

94

*

6

Leto

Tampa

19

79

97

7

Belen Jesuit

Miami

18

74

91

7

Jesuit

Tampa

18

96

*

9

Astronaut

Titusville

13

72

84

10

Forrest

Jacksonville

12

62

73

10

Wolfson

Jacksonville

12

93

04

10

Gulliver Prep

Miami

12

95

06

10

Holy Trinity Episcopal

Melbourne

12

02

*

14

P.K. Yonge

Gainesville

11

03

*

15

6 Teams Tied

6 Teams

10

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* Active Streaks

Take note that Belen Jesuit only missed the top 10 in 1992 for if they had they would have a 40 year streak going.

LONGEST STREAKS WITHOUT OR BEFORE 1ST TITLE

1

Lyman

Longwood

2/2

24

2

Belen Jesuit

Miami

4/2

20

3

Cocoa Beach

Cocoa Beach

1/2

18

4

Berkley Prep

Tampa

1/2

16

5

North Florida Christian

Tallahassee

2/3

15

6

Nease

Ponte Verde Beach

2/3

14

6

Pensacola Christian

Pensacola

1/2

14

8

Stranahan

Ft. Lauderdale

2/3

13

8

Jesuit

Tampa

2/2

13

10

Forrest

Jacksonville

1/2

12

10

Lake Highland Prep

Orlando

1/3

12

10

Seminole

Seminole

3/2

12

10

Brandon

Brandon

1/2

12

14

South Plantation

Plantation

3/2

11

15

Shorecrest

St. Petersburg

1/3

10

15

Sarasota

Sarasota

2/4

10

15

Orange Park

Orange Park

3/3

10

15

Hernando

Brooksville

1/3

10

In column three (i.e. 4/2) the 1st number indicates the number of times that team finished in their highest position, the 2nd number, without or before winning a state title.  Of all the current leaders only Belen Jesuit has ever won a state title, but it took them 21 years & 20 top 10 appearance before winning there 1st title in 1995.

WIN, PLACE & SHOW

In Florida Boys State Meet history 13 teams took the title in their 1st trip into the Top 10.  This has not been repeated since 1975 Palmetto came out of nowhere to win the 2A Title. So it would appear to be very difficult for any team to do so again.  There have been 24 teams that would make their 1st appearance in the Top 10 by finishing as runner-up at state with the last being last year's  runner up Coral Reef in 2013. At one time there was a ten years stretch between runner's-up.  There have also been 24 3rd place 1st time finishes at state meet most recently Bartram Trail in 2006.

WIN = Title 1st Appearance                                          

Robert E. Lee, Jacksonville  '47          

Mainland, Daytona Beach   '52         

Technology, Jacksonville    '53s         

Boone, Orlando                    '54           

Coral Park, Miami                '63           

Dunedin                                 '65           

Blanche Ely, Pompano Bch '68           

Titusville                                 '68           

Leon, Tallahassee                 '69           

Union County, Lake Butler  '70           

Monsignor Pace, Miami      '71            

Avon Park                               '72           

Palmetto                                 '75           

PLACE = Runner-up 1st Appearance

Miami                               '47      

Fletcher, Jacksonville      '48      

St. Petersburg                   '49     

Ocala                                  '52     

Ft. Lauderdale                   '55     

Northeast, St. Pete.         '60     

Columbus, Miami                '62    

Eau Gallie                           '63     

PK Yonge, Gainesville       '64     

Seabreeze, Daytona Bch '65      

Deland                                '66    

Lyman, Longwood             '67    

Largo                                    '69   

Lakewood, St. Pete,           '77

Bay, Panama City                '82

Dillard, Ft. Lauderdale        '83

Tampa Prep                            '83

Gainesville                            '89

Springstead, Spring Hill      '90

Columbia, Lake City             '01

Holy Trinity Episcopal, Melbourne  '02

Dr. Phillips, Orlando             '08

George Steinbrenner, Lutz  '10

Coral Reef, Miami                  '13

SHOW = 3rd Place, 1st Appearance                                      

Hillsborough                               '47

Andrew Jackson, Jacksonville '49                                                             

McArthur, Miami                       '58

Florida (FSU), Tallahassee        '63                                                                                                                                              

LaSalle, Miami                            '64                                                                 

Boca Raton                                  '66

Deerfield                                      '71

Pinecrest, Lithia                                           '71

 Suncoast, Riviera Beach           '72

Chamberlain, Tampa                 '73

Oviedo                                         '73

Venice                                         '75

Killian, Miami                              '82

Pahoke                                         '82

Palmer Trinity, Miami               '83

Barron Collier, Naples               '90

Estero                                           '91

Wolfson, Jacksonville                 '94

Miami Country Day, Miami        '94

Central, Brooksville                    '95

Chiles, Tallahassee                      '00

Mitchell, New Port Richey         '02

Baker, Cape Coral                        '05

Bartram Trail, Jacksonville          '06             

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