Lanning 15:35, Schappert 18:03, Williams 18:02 Lead Weekend Highlights

BCAA Championship

Ryan Davis of Pembroke Pines Charter (16:34) and Mariana Lucena of Cypress Bay (19:05) win.  St. Thomas Aquinas boys won the team champioship, and Cardinal Gibbons' girls win out in a close one against St. Thomas and Cypress Bay.

Photo Album by Andrew Charles





Boca City Championship / PBCAC South

This meet serves a dual purpose of the City Champiosnhips and South County championship.  Stephanie Schappert of Pope John Paul II had a big personal best yet again.   She won both titles with a time of 18:03.  She just keeps improving every week!  Tough little girl!   Erik Gressinger of Boca Raton (16:51) wins the boys title.

Bradenton Runners Club Invitational

 Jon Lanning of Sarasota laid down a dominating performance with a 15:35 victory, almost a minute and a half over his next closest competitor. 

GMAC Invitational

Armando del Valle of Columbus (16:19) beats out Jesteffer Annichiarico of Braddock (16:27) in the boys race, leading Columbus to the 39-61 conference championship over Ferguson.

Natalie Conception of Ferguson (20:00) was the girls champion, anchoring the victory for her team as well with 82 points in front of Miami Southridge (92 points) and Miami Sunset (93 points).

Photo Album by Andrew Charles



Lee County Championship

Erick Montoya wins in 16:19, helping Estero pull out the upset over Ft. Myers and Ida Baker:  70-71-76.  Ft. Myers took care of business in the girls race though winning 39 to 59 over Cypress Lake.  Katie Russo scored the 1-spot for Ft. Myers in 19:37.

Middleburg Classic

A great boys team battle between Bartram Trail and Mandarin!  BT pulls it out 64-71 and 16:39 to 16:42.  A lot of other Jacksonville teams are pouring it on this year... Orange Park also dipped under 17 minutes for their team average.  Jacksonville is the new Orlando for distance runners!  Favorite Bishop Kenny ran their B team today--still looking impressive in eighth place.

Eduardo Garcia of Mandarin wins individuall in 15:46--a big new PR for him.  Eric Ochoa (BT) 16:08 and Andrew Gleaton (Orange Park) 16:08 were next.  18 guys under 17.

For the girls Sarah Davis of Bishop Kenny lead her team to victory with a time of 18:34 win.  BK scored just 43 points, second place Creekside had 87.  Danielle Dunn of St. Johns Country Day was second in 18:54.  And Shelby Kittrell of Fernandina Beach had another personal best this week with a time of 19:01 (not sure where teammate Stephanie Strasser was today).

Panhandle Championship

The Chiles girls had all of their guns firing today, scoring just 19 points to win the Panhandle Championship.  Lily Wiliams continued to assert her claim as the top female in North Florida with an 18:02 win--another new PR.  Fellow freshman teammate Carly Thomas was in third place with 18:41.  Maclay's Jana Stolting was the only one who could keep Chiles from the sweep.  She was in second place with a time of 18:34.

Chiles' top five finished within a minute and 16 seconds of each other with an 18:53 team average.  Ft. Walton Beach finished in second with 92 points.

On the boys side, Leon held out some of their big guns and it was Niceville stepping up to fill the vacuum that created.  Niceville edged out the Leon split squad by two points, 85-87.  Whitney Strickland of North Florida Christian won the individual title with a time of 15:55.  Niceville took the next two spots with Christian Ritacco 16:01 and Cameron Thomas 16:13.  Lots of other great performances, so be sure to check the results on this one!

Tallahassee’s Cece Williams won the girls middle school race in a course record 12:12 (2 miles). Stephanie Kurgat from the More Otters Track club was second in 12:22.

Photo Album by Cris Williams


Without Walls Invitational

Alex Foss of George Jenkins (16:53) and Syndey Devore of Lake Region (18:56) win.

Photo Album by Milton Lyons


Sunshine State Conference

The men of Florida Southern College and the women of the University of Tampa dominated their respective races to each repeate as conference champions.