Now that we're just about halfway through this 2016 cross country season, here's some information pertaining to one of Florida's most prestigious events of the year, the Florida Athletic Coaches Association's Senior All-Star Classic! Every year during the post season, after the FHSAA State Championship, the F-A-C-A extends official invitations to the top 64 senior athletes from around the state (32 boys and 32 girls) to be able to participate in an intimate, fun, and entertaining competition that is traditionally held in Tallahassee.
This year the competition we will be returning to Tallahassee once again and we will be competing at Apalachee Regional Park! This is the same course as the FSU Pre-State Invitational and the FHSAA State Championship. This year's event will be held on Saturday November 19th, with preliminary festivities taking place on Friday the 18th. That weekend is two weeks after the FHSAA State Championship and a week before the Foot Locker South and Nike Cross Southeast Region races.
FACA Senior All-Star Classic Meet Page: http://fl.milesplit.com/meets/246595
For all of those earning the honor of competing for their respective geographical locations from around the state, the selected seniors will be honored at the event in a variety of fashions. All competing seniors will receive a variety of gifts such as: official FACA team jerseys (as seen below), FACA commemorative t-shirts, FACA drawstring shoe bags, and more! The FACA wants to ensure that all of our state's top seniors come home with many great memories and keepsakes from this great annual event!
(Photo by Joe Mizereck)
Seen above are Plant's Rob Leverone and Chiles' Emma Tucker who took
home the individual honors and lead their respective West and North squads
to victory in last year's FACA
Senior-All Star Classic!
Here is a preliminary listing of all of the top male and female seniors from the geographical locations around the state: East, North, South, and West. We will continue to post watch lists throughout the remainder of the season and won't make final selections for each team (top 8 per team) until after the FHSAA State Championship. Although the selections are more heavily decided with State Series results, overall season performance does count as well. So here's a first look at which seniors have performed well to open up this 2016 season!