The Westminster Academy boys won their first state title since 1988 last year and sixth overall in history. We talk to Coach Ken Key who returns six of his top seven about his squad, goals for 2017, and more.
How did your team fare last season and what did you take away from 2016?
How is the team looking this year? What are your tentative top five and top seven?
We return six of the seven from last year. Virtually the entire team has recorded more summer miles than any year previous (but no one over 400). Saahr Edouard, Josh DeAngulo, (both seniors) DeAngulo twins Benjamin and Elijah plus Dimitri Selimos (three sophomores), then two track non-distance runners Matt Brown (hurdler/jumper) and Nick Rowe (400 specialist), plus Dylan Wood (basketball player) and Brandon Beaupied (whose dad ran on our 1980s teams.
What are the strengths of this team?
What has the training been like? Have you gone to any camps?
Kids out of town much of the summer. No one attended half of the 3 day a week workouts. But everyone ran an average of 4 or 5 miles, 4 or 5 days a week.
Any new additions who may contribute or any surprise non-returners?
What are the team goals and meets you're keying for this year?
Anything else you'd like to add?
By The Numbers:
|3||Westminster Academy (FL)||229|
|1) Saahr Edouard||16:52.84||8|
|2) Benjamin Deangulo||17:21.68||23|
|3) Josh Deangulo||17:34.97||35|
|4) Dimitri Selimos||18:00.64||62|
|5) Brian Washburn||18:39.24||101|
|Average Time: 17:41.87 Total Time: 1:28:29.37 1-5 Split: 1:46.40|
|6) Brandon Beaupied||19:08.14||162|
|7) Matthew Brown||19:27.61||192|