FLR 18 Race Of Champions Marquee Matchup: Hertenstein Vs. Hendrix


2016 was a fantastic year for the Riverview High School duo of Bailey Hertenstein and Alyssa Hendrix.  In the fall, the pair finished 1-2 in most races throughout the season, the Sharks qualified for the Cross Country Finals and finished 11th in the state's largest classification, 4A. Hendrix was third individually as a freshman and Hertenstein continued her win streak in Florida in 17:40.36. 

Fast forward to 2017 and Hertenstein has transferred to Newsome for her senior year. The "Hurricane" is still on a roll having won both the Lecanto Invitational and St. Cloud Invitational. However, Hendrix is hot on her heels. She is 3-3 on the season including a 30 second PR just last weekend in the elite race at the North Port Invitational. 

For Hertenstein it's about keeping the train moving and continuing her dominance, her third straight Race of Champions title is up for grabs and cross country title number three as well. Standing her way will be her young protege who is ready to step out of her shadows. First up the FLRunners.com Invitational Race of Champions. We breakdown this Marquee Matchup.

BAILEY HERTENSTEINALYSSA HENDRIX

Newsome HSSchoolRiverview HS
Lithia, FLHometownRiverview, FL
USANative CountryUSA
2018HS Class2020
73Major Wins5
2ndXC Average Place4th
1stTrack Average Place3rd
HEAD TO HEAD
800 Meter Run
 2:17.87Hillsborough County Federal Division Western Conference (2017)2:28.64
1,600 Meter Run
 4:54.34Wharton Wildcat Invitational (2017)5:14.40
 5:01.99Spoto Quad Meet #2 (2017)5:19.53
 5:02.1247th Annual Nash Higgins Relays (2017)5:14.84
 5:07.31Hillsborough County Federal Division Western Conference (2017)5:22.22
 4:56.95Hillsborough Co. Vernon Korhn Western Conference Championships (2017)5:11.81
 5:03.05FHSAA 4A District 7 (2017)5:10.45
 5:04.35FHSAA 4A Region 2 (2017)5:06.76
 4:54.55FHSAA Outdoor State Finals (2017)5:04.56
One Mile Run
 4:59.372017 Flo Golden South Classic (2017)5:04.87
3,200 Meter Run
11:52.39Wharton Wildcat Invitational (2017)11:32.08 
 11:20.51Hillsborough County Federal Division Western Conference (2017)11:53.91
 11:13.49FHSAA 4A District 7 (2017)11:31.05
 11:09.74FHSAA 4A Region 2 (2017)11:14.32
 10:30.89FHSAA Outdoor State Finals (2017)10:53.09
Three Mile Run (xc)
 17:30.00Hillsborough County Cross Country Championship Meet (2016)18:50.00
5,000 Meter Run (xc)
 18:09.97East Hillsborough Invitational (2016)19:57.34
 18:40.70Seffner Christian Invitational (2016)20:27.10
 17:54.30North Port XC Invitational (2016)19:10.60
 17:32.14flrunners.com Invitational 17 (2016)19:17.66
 17:41.56FHSAA 4A District 7 (2016)18:50.60
 18:13.83FHSAA 4A Region 2 (2016)18:58.22
 17:40.36FHSAA Cross Country State Finals (2016)18:33.70
PERSONAL BESTS
 2:10.66800 Meter Run2:24.00
 4:54.341,600 Meter Run5:04.56
 4:59.37One Mile Run5:04.87
 10:30.893,200 Meter Run10:53.09
 17:30.00Three Mile Run (xc)18:50.00
 17:32.145,000 Meter Run (xc)18:03.60
BY GRADE
Freshman
 2:14.41800 Meter Run2:24.00
 5:01.901,600 Meter Run5:04.56
--One Mile Run5:04.87
11:19.133,200 Meter Run10:53.09 
--Three Mile Run (xc)18:50.00
18:58.805,000 Meter Run (xc)18:33.70 
Sophomore
2:12.33800 Meter Run--
4:59.291,600 Meter Run--
10:44.653,200 Meter Run--
 17:32.555,000 Meter Run (xc)18:03.60
Junior
2:10.66800 Meter Run--
4:54.341,600 Meter Run--
4:59.37One Mile Run--
10:30.893,200 Meter Run--
17:30.00Three Mile Run (xc)--
17:32.145,000 Meter Run (xc)--
Senior
18:14.785,000 Meter Run (xc)--
SEASON BESTS
2014 Cross Country
18:58.805,000 Meter Run--
2015 Cross Country
17:32.555,000 Meter Run--
2015 Outdoor Track & Field
2:14.41800 Meter Run--
5:01.901,600 Meter Run--
11:19.133,200 Meter Run--
2016 Cross Country
 17:30.00Three Mile Run18:50.00
 17:32.145,000 Meter Run18:33.70
2016 Outdoor Track & Field
2:12.33800 Meter Run--
4:59.291,600 Meter Run--
10:44.653,200 Meter Run--
2017 Cross Country
18:14.785,000 Meter Run18:03.60 
2017 Outdoor Track & Field
 2:10.66800 Meter Run2:24.00
 4:54.341,600 Meter Run5:04.56
 4:59.37One Mile Run5:04.87
 10:30.893,200 Meter Run10:53.09


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