FACA Late Season XC State Rankings *Updated*

After a couple of big weeks of racing, including the FSU / Pre-State meet, we're getting ready to head into the end of the season. Let's see what our FACA volunteer pollsters think about the top teams and individuals in the state thus far. We'll be back in two weeks for our penultimate rankings, the Pre-State Series rankings. Enjoy!

Update: 1A Boys is now up!


1A Girls Late Season Rankings

by Sue O'Malley-Father Lopez Catholic High School somalley@fatherlopez.org

Team Rankings:

Commentary: Citrus Park Christian still holds the #1 spot in the rankings with 5 girls ranked in the top 15. As we come into the post-season we see Circle Christian charging and lowering team average by 5 seconds. Maclay moves up to 3rd and this team is well coached knows what it takes to be on the podium in November .St. Joseph still very much in this hunt. But never count out Oak Hall. As we wind down the regular season the next two weeks and begin post season, the fun now begins! Best wishes to all of the teams as we start to turn on the course to the 3 mile and post season.

Rank. (Previous Rank) School = Comments

1. (1) Citrus Park Christian = Team was runner up at the Flrunners Invitational ROC race with a team average of 20:07. Had 2 girls in the top 15.  Placed 4th in the Elite race at FSU Invitational. Two girls were in the top 5! Team average of 20:13 at Flrunners.  Still at the top but there are teams now showing their strength to catch them. 

2. (2) Circle Christian = Won West Orange Invitational with a team average of 20:45. All top 5 runners in the top 20. Placed 6th in the FSU Invitational Elite race with a team average of 20:13. Closing the gap on CPC! 

3. (4) Maclay School = Moves up a spot. Placed 13th at Alligator Lake XC Invitational with a team average of 21:58. Because it was homecoming weekend their team ran the JV race at FSU and finished 2nd with a team average of 21:44.

4. (3) Oak Hall = Place 7th at Alligator Lake XC Invitational with a team average of 21:27. Ran a team average of 22:41 in the Select  race at FSU but did not have Grace Blair(she ran in the Elite race). You can't count this team out. They are well coached and know how to turn it on when it counts.  Time for the eagle to soar.

5. (5) St. Joseph Academy = Very persistent and competitive team throughout the season. Placed 10th at Alligator Lake Invitational with a team average of 21:55. Ran a strong race at FSU in the Select race with top runner placing 9th. This is the dark horse team

6. (6) Providence = placed 11th at Alligator Lake Invitational with a team average of 22:07. Ran JV race at FSU and son with a team average of 21:38. Very consistent team.

7. (7) Lakeland Christian = Raced in the small school division at Flrunners and placed 3rd as a team with a team average of 22:35. This team took the weekend of October 7th off.

8. (8) 1st Academy = Raced at Flrunners in the small school division and placed 2nd to Lakeland Christian with a team average of 22:23. 

9. (9) Out of the Door Academy = Holding the #9 spot even without racing the past two weekend. Must be gearing up for post season. 

10. (11) Holy Trinity = Moved up a spot. Placed 2nd in the unseeded Flrunners race with a team average of 22:25. Team raced in the Select race at FSU and Carly McNatt finished 2nd and led the team to a 23:41 team average.

11. (12) Canterbury School (Ft. Meyers) = Moves up a spot. Very competitive at Flrunners. Placed 4th with n the Invitational division at Flrunners. Looks like team took the weekend of Oct. 7th of but their top girl did race at FSU. The cougars are now ready to pounce on their prey.

12. (10) Father Lopez = Placed 8th at West Orange Invitational and did not have their full team at FSU. Looking for some divine intercession of the saints tight now. 

13. (NR) Indian Rock Christian = Team slowing creeping into the rankings. Placed 7th in small school division at Flrunners. Took Oct. 7th weekend off. Time to be golden and fly like an eagle.

14. (NR) Tampa Bay HEAT = Another team that knows how to crest some heat among teams as they meet be into the top 15. Placed 3rd in the unseeded division of Flrunners with their #1 girl Emma McLaughlin winning the race. Instead of competing at FSU, this team competed at the Land of Lakes Gator Invitational and placed 5th ad a team with a team average of 23:01.

15. (13) St. John Paul II = 2 Ran three of their girls at the Alligator Lake XC Invitational and rested the weekend of Oct. 7th. 

Other teams to watch out for:

(14) Bishop Snyder, (15) King's Academy, St. Stephen's Episcopal School and the Benjamin School

Individual Rankings:

Commentary: Citrus Park Christian (CPC still) has 5 in the top 15.Grace Blair starting to show her experience and her competitiveness as post season is right around the corner. Circle Christian has 2 girls (Sinkenesh Parker and Brooke Mcewen) still in the top 10 with both girls gaining strength and running PR's now every week!  Both of these young ladies were on the state championship team in 2015. 7th grader, Carly McNatt broke her PR at the FSU meet and looking strong. Two John Carroll girls move into the top 15 with no rankings before this week! Watch out for these two young ladies: Alivia Biez and Lauren Macon.

Rank. (Previous Rank) Name, Grade -- School = Comments

1. (1) Jacqueline Abanses, 9 - Citrus Park Christian (CPC) = Placed 16th at FSU Invitational Elite race with a time of 19:15 and 12th at flrunners ROC race with a time of 19:04

2. (2) Grace Blair, 12 - Oak Hall = Placed 8th at FSU Invitational Elite race with a time of 18:53.3 and placed 3rd at Alligator Lake XC Invitational with a time of 19:10.2. Grace is gearing up for her post season title chase!

3. (3) Lydia Friedman, 10 - Citrus Park = Placed 20th at FSU Invitational elite race with a time of 19:23.3 and 16th at Flrunners ROC race with a time of 19:26.4.

4. (5) Sinkenesh Parker, 9 - Circle Christian = Third straight  PR in three weeks! Placed 7th at the FSU Invitational Elite race with a new PR of 19:02.7. She placed second in the West Orange Invitational with a time of 19:17, which was her new PR coming into the FSU meet and then blew that PR away. This young lady is on a roll! Let's keep it rolling!

5. (4) Brooke Santiesteban, 12 - Citrus Park = Placed 54th at the FSU Invitational elite race with a time of 20:34.9 and ran a 20:15.4 at the Flrunners Invitational ROC race.

6. (6) Josie Garba, 11 - Tampa Prep = Placed 2nd at Flrunners Invitational in the Unseeded Girls race.

7. (7) Jasmine Hincapie, 10 - Westminster Academy = Placed 20th at Flrunners Invitational with a time of 19:48.

8. (8) Brooke Mcewen,10 - Circle Christian = Placed 41st at the FSU Invitaitonal Elite race with a time of 19:59.6. She placed 4th at the West Orange invitational with a time of 20:05.3

9. (9) Carly McNatt, 7 - Holy Trinity = Carly ran her new PR by placing runner up at the FSU Inivtational select race with a time of 19:36 and placed. Still top middle schooler in the top 15. 

10. (10) Sydnee Calder, 8 - Boca Raton Christian = Placed 3rd at Flrunners invitational in the Small School race with a time of 19:52.

11. (11) Jansen Mayer, 10 - Citrus Park = Placed 101st at FSU Invitational elite race with a time of 21:23 and did not race the last weekend in September.

12. (NR) Alivia Bienz, 12 - John Carroll HS = 19:54.3. Set her new PR of 19:54.3 at the Tommy LaCoya Invitational by winning the race.

13. (NR) Lauren Macon, 12 - John Carroll HS = 19:59.2. Set new PR of 19:59.2 at the Tommy LaCoya Invitational finishing 2nd in the race behind her teammate Alivia Bienz.

14. (12) Kemper Reback, 11 - Jupiter Christian = 20:00.9 PR Kempar has not raced in the past two weeks.

15. (13) Lindie Mayer, 8 - Citrus Park = Placed 101st at FSU Invitational in the Elite race with a time of 21:23. She took the last weekend of September off.

Other individuals to watch out for:

(14) Mia Rodriquez, 9 - King's Academy

(NR) Audrey Woods, 11 - Providence School

(NR) Viola Barquilla, 7 - Providence School

(15) Olivia Watt, 12 - Marco Island Academy

Lauren McGaffic, 7th grader from Miami County Day

2A Girls Late Season Rankings

by Carlos Maymi, St. Brendan HS / St. Thomas University, maymicarlos@yahoo.com

Team Rankings:

Commentary: Our team rankings were based on Virtual Rankings, Course Difficultly, and head to heads. 1-3 teams are solid. Trinity is trying to bust up the party. But 4-8 will be a fight moving forward. 

Rank. (Previous Rank) School = Comments

1. (1) Pine Crest HS =Dominating performance at Pre-State. Beating the top teams in the state by 66 points. And even that sounds to close for how it looked out on the course. Best team in the state, not just 2A.

2. (3) Montverde Academy = Only ran 4 at Pre-State. The top 3 19:45.20 and better, hopefully we see the complete team one more time before the states series.

3. (2) Bolles HS = We know they will be a great team but haven't seen any recent results.

4. (5) Trinity Prep = Absolutely love the running of the front two Pisello, and McAnally, strong pack behind them. This team improves at every race. 

5. (4) Satellite HS = Good Showing placing 4th at Great American (NC) missing the tie for 2nd by 4 points.

6. (9) St. Brendan = Second in the select race at pre state. Beating Rockledge and Holy Name (raced Elite).

7. (8) Rockledge HS = Third in the select race at pre state. Team time was better than Holy Name (raced Elite).

8. (6) Holy Names = Missing Dieck at FSU, but solid showing from the top 5 they did have.

9. (NR) Bishop Kenny = Just ahead of our #10 school at Pre State, the strength of the pack pulls them through.

10. (10) Episcopal School of Jacksonville = Good run at FSU finishing 8th   in the select race.

11. (7) West Florida Tech

12. (11) Tavares

13. (15) Cardinal Gibbons

14. (13) Lake Highland Prep

15. (14) Titusville

Other teams to watch out for:

(NR) Oxbridge, (NR) Ransom, (NR) South Walton, (12) Berkeley and (NR) Carrollton   

Individual Rankings:

Commentary: Here are the individual state rankings!

Rank. (Previous Rank) Name, Grade - School

1. (1) Caitlin Collier, 12 - Bolles HS

2. (4) Mahdere Yared, 9 - Pine Crest HS

3. (3) Nicole Matysik, 11 - Key West HS

4. (6) Natalie Varela, 10 - Gulliver Prep HS

5. (2) Tsion Yared, 10 - Pine Crest HS 

6. (NR) Rebecca Clark, 11 - The Villages HS

7. (5) Lily Henne, 8 - Montverde Academy

8. (7) Maya Beleznay, 10 - Pine Crest HS

9. (8) Rachel Shapiro, 12 - Bolles HS

10. (9) Kendyl Cardwell, 9 - Montverde Academy

11. (10) Emily Faulhaber, 10 - Pine Crest HS

12. (11) Julia Felton, 12 - Citrus

13. (13) Alexandra Cisneros, 11 - Lake Highland Prep

14. (14) Cristal Gomez, 8 - Frostproof

15. (NR) Alaina Pisello, 9 - Trinity Prep

Other individuals to watch out for:

(15) Audrey McAnally, (NR) Noemi Kerjean, (NR) Marisa Ashley


3A Girls Late Season Rankings

by Steve Farnsworth, Lecanto HS, farnsworthfarm@yahoo.com                

Team Rankings:

Commentary:  The rankings are now based on times and performances since September 25th in order to keep the rankings as current as possible.  The preponderance of large meets on well-known courses has helped to weed out atypical performances on lesser-known courses.  Some teams that started very fast are beginning to fade, while others are coming into end-of-season form.  This poll lists the top six teams in each region, plus the next best team as a wild card.  This format will leave out some teams that are top-25, but get bumped out by being in a tough region.  Team averages are given for reference only and are not the only basis for rankings, and do not follow them completely -- course conditions, head to head competition, and team depth is also considered.  Times from known or suspected fast and slow courses have had time added or deducted to prevent ranking skew. 

Rank, (Previous Rank), Team, Region, Team Average/Comments

1. (1) Chiles, 1,  18:49 (+20).  Although the Timberwolves trained through Alligator Lake, they came out firing at the Great American XC Festival and took second.  Yes, Wake Med is a fast course, but taking second against some of the best teams in the SE US is a pretty good indication of team quality.

2. (3) Creekside, 1,  19:47.  The Knights defeated Niceville both at Alligator Lake and Pre-State.

3. (2) Niceville, 1,  20:12.  The Eagles did not look strong at either Alligator Lake or Pre-State.  They did not run their top runner at Pre-State, but it does not look like she would have made a difference.

4. (4) Osceola (Seminole), 3,  21:04 (-20).  The Warriors took seventh in the FLRunners Race of Champions, and third at the LOL Gator Invite despite resting their varsity.

5. (5) Ponte Vedra, 1,  20:54.  The Sharks finished eleventh in the Pre-State Elite race.

6. (6) Ft. Walton Beach, 1,  21:10.  The Vikings have not looked as strong when they aren't running on fast Panhandle courses, but still maintain their ranking.

7. (18) Ft. Myers, 3,  21:17.  The Green Wave looked better taking nineteenth in the Pre-State elite race, but are still running below expectations.

8. (NR) Naples, 3,  21:37.  The Eagles get back into the rankings, grabbing fifteenth in the FLRunners ROC and fifth in the Disney 3A race.

9. (NR) Leon, 1,  21:44.  The Lions rejoin the rankings with a tenth-place finish in the Pre-State Select race.

10. (NR) Nease, 1,  21:42.  The Panthers grab the wild card slot this week, as Gulf Breeze and Lincoln falter.

11. (8) Matanzas, 2,  21:41.  The Pirates were fourteenth in the Pre-State Select race.

12. (16) Cape Coral, 3,  22:10 (-20).  The Seahawks placed sixteenth in the FLRunners ROC.

13. (17) Land O'Lakes, 2,  21:43.  The Gators took second at their own invitational, but several top teams rested their varsity runners.

14. (23) South Fork, 4,  22:53 (+20).  The Bulldogs ran well at both FLRunners and Pre-State.

15. (11) Charlotte, 3,  22:13 (-20).  The Tarpons have slipped a bit as key runners miss meets.

Other teams to watch out for:

16. (9) Ocala Vanguard, 2,  22:15.  The Knights won the Marion County championships, but weren't pushed.

17. (12) Robinson, 3,  22:14. The Knights placed 24th in the Pre-State Elite race.

18. (15) Viera, 4,  22:27.  The Hawks finished twentieth in the Pre-State Select race.

19. (24) Miami Northwestern, 4,  22:23.  The Bulls took third in the 305 Classic and won King of the Hill.

20. (NR) Reagan/Doral, 4,  22:54 (-20).  The Bison break into the rankings with a second-place finish at the 305 Classic.

21. (21) Mater Academy, 4,  22:54 (-20).  The Lions were fifth at Run for the Stars, but need to develop a better No. 5 runner.

22. (19) Harmony, 2,  22:39.  The Longhorns struggled at FLRunners, but looked better at Disney.

23. (14) Sunlake, 2,  22:46.  The Seahawks placed second at Weeki-Wachee, but bombed at the Gator Invite.

24. (22) West Shore, 4,  23:46 (-20).  The Wildcats were second at the Melbourne HS Invite on a slow course.

25. (20) Ocala Forest, 2,  23:34.  The Wildcats have not run well in their last three meets and have depth issues.

Individual Rankings:

Commentary: The last two weeks' times and the course adjustments are being used in the same way as in the team rankings.  Two-week season bests are listed, but are not the sole factor in rankings - head to head competition, and consistency in times is also considered.  As expected, some early-season hot shots are starting to fade, while others are coming into late-season form.

Rank, (Previous Rank) Name, Grade, Team, 2 Week SB / Comments

1. (1) Ana Wallace, 12, Chiles, 17:26 (+20).  Placed second overall at the Great American XC Festival on the fast Wake Med course.

2. (2) Natalie Abernathy, 11, Land O'Lakes, 18:44 (-20).  Finished fourth in FLRunners ROC, won LOL Gator Invite but wasn't challenged.

3. (7) Taylor Stone, 10, Osceola (Seminole), 18:50 (-20).  Finished seventh in FLRunners ROC.

4. (5) Claire Openshaw, 10, Creekside, 18:41.  Won Alligator Lake, took fourth in Pre-State Elite race.

5. (12) Valerie Lastra, 10, Mater Academy, 19:11(-20).  Won Run for the Stars, placed second in 305 Classic.

6. (4) Emily Culley, 11, Chiles, 18:33 (+20).  Finished seventeenth at Great American XC Festival.

7. (5) Lillian Holtery, 9, Niceville, 19:17 (-20).  Placed fourth at Alligator Lake, did not run at Pre-State.

8. (13) Caitlyn Wilkey, 10, Chiles, 18:55 (+20).  Had a big race at the Great American XC Festival.

9. (11) Claire Moritz, 12, Ponte Vedra, 19:24.  Sixth at Alligator Lake, finished 21st in Pre-State Elite Race.

10. (9) Claire Coger, 12, Niceville, 19:28.  Took 23rd place in the Pre-State Elite race.

11. (8) Kambry Smith, 9, Ft. Walton Beach, 19:43.  Struggled a bit both at FLRunners and Pre-State.

12. (22) Erin Phelps, 12, Chiles, 19:28 (+20).  Also had a big race at the Great American XC Festival.

13. (NR) Isabel Oliveto, 12, Mitchell, 19:48.  Gets back into the rankings with a second-place finish at the LOL Gator Invite.

14. (20) Hannah Schneidewind, 12, Niceville, 19:49.  Finished 33rd in the Pre-State Elite race.

15. (6) Alayna Goll, 12, Estero, 19:50.  Finished right behind Schneidewind at Pre-State.

Other individuals to watch out for:

16. (NR) Ashley Iliff, 9, Creekside, 19:50.  Was just edged by Goll at Pre-State.

17. (25) Hannah Jacobbe, 9, Creekside, 19:51.  Was part of a freshman pack for the Knights at Pre-State.

18. (10) Hannah Spooneybarger, 11, Gulf Breeze, 19:11 (+40). Won J.D. Mac Invite on a questionable course.

19. (24) Parker Valby, 10, East Lake, 20:12 (-20).  Took second in FLRunners Invitational race.

20. (NR) Jillian Dempsey, 10, Naples, 19:57.  Returns to the rankings with a second-place finish in the Disney 3A race.

21. (NR) Ella Swigler, 12, Mosley, 20:00.  Gets back in the rankings by taking fourth in the Pre-State Select race.

22. (23) Blake Petrick, 9, Creekside, 20:01.  Has nice run at Pre-State as part of a Knight freshman pack.

23. (NR) Lindsay James, 9, Chiles, 19:42 (+20).  Had a breakout race at Great American XC Festival.

24. (14) Erica Fisher, 11, Pace, 20:27 (-20).  Finished nineteenth at Alligator Lake.

25. (NR) Estefania Acosta, 11, Land O'Lakes, 20:08.  Returns to the rankings with a third-place finish at the LOL Gator Invite.


4A Girls Late Season Rankings

by Paul Opitz, Sarasota Riverview HS, paul.opitz65@gmail.com                

Team Rankings:

Rank. (Previous Rank) School = Comments

1. (1) Winter Park = 14th at ROC at the Great American looking tough to beat

2. (2) Newsome = won Lol Invite  not at full strength, nice feeling

3. (3) George Jenkins = No Race

4. (NR) G. Holmes Braddock = 8th in the elite race at FSU, huge jump, thanks to superior coaching  from Mr Shaw and the OLOL transfer, there  is life down there in Miami

5. (5) Steinbrenner = 10th in the elite race at FSU, led by 2 sub 20  girls. Strauman and Magee

6. (4) Winter Springs = 12th  in the elite race at FSU   avg 20:52

7. (7) HB Plant = two sub 20 girls at FSU. Olivia Mano and Grace Summers

8. (6) St Thomas = 5th at Disney without their top girl. Why Disney?

9. (10) Lake Brantley = 13th  in the elite race  at FSU. with a strong showing by Ashley K 19:04 good for  13th in the elite race

10. (9) Wharton = 20th in the elite race at FSU

11. (8) Lakewood Ranch

12. (13) Lake Mary

13. (T-15) Lake Minneola

14. (12) Spruce Creek

T-15. (11) OLOL

T-15. (14) Ferguson

Individual Rankings:

Rank. (Previous Rank) Name, Grade -- School = Comments

1. (1) Bailey Hertenstein, 12 - Newsome = No race

2. (2) Alyssa Hendrix, 10 - Riverview = 18:11 win at Disney, picked up a nice trophy

3. (3) Rafella Gibbons, 12 - Winter Park = 18:10 12th at Great American

4. (8) Isabella Bartczak, 12 - Dr Phillips = 18:29  2nd at FSU elite

5. (7) Rylee Pustlink, 10 - Spanish River = 18:49 2nd at Disney

6. (11) Alexander Del Re, 10 - Jupiter = 18:50  7th at FSU

7. (NR) Maria Fernandez, 12 - Braddock = 18:59  9th at FSU

8. (5) Mackenkzie Czurak, 10 - Winter Springs = 19:00  10th at FSU

9. (10) Camryn Cooney, 12 - Spruce Creek = 19:02  11th at FSU

10. (T-15) Ashley Klingenberg, 10 - Lake Brantley = 19:04  13th at FSU

11. (4) Anna Senter, 10 - George Jenkins = No race

12. (9) Mya Bodrato, 09 - Lake Mary = 19:09   14th  at FSU

13. (14) Natalie Bress, 12 - Melbourne = 19:00  30th at Great American

14. (NR) Melanie White, 12 - Winter Park = 19:26  Great American

15. (NR) Alica Ruiz, 09 - George Jenkins = No race

Other individuals to watch out for:

(6) Emma Noel, 09 - Winter Park

(NR) Alexandra Strauman, 11 - Steinbrenner

(NR) Olivia Mano & (NR) Grace Summers - HB Plant = nice job, Roy

(NR) Emma Solis - Newsome

(NR) Rebecca Berges - Holmes Braddock

(12) Juliana Lazzari, 12 - Palm Harbor Univ.



1A Boys Late Season Rankings

By Anonymous, Ghost Writer HS, ryanraposo@gmail.com

Team Rankings:

Commentary: Here are the team state rankings! Looking like an epic showdown between Mount Dora and Citrus Park - who are nearly a minute (per man) ahead of the rest of the state in 1A.

Rank. (Previous Rank) School = Comments

1. (1) Mount Dora Christian = Won Darter Invite this weekend with 34 points (1-2-8-11-12)

2. (2) Citrus Park = phenomenal 1-2 punch in Foley and Legg - need to tighten up #3 -  #5

3. (3) Providence = Soundly beat Maclay in JV boys race at FSU - no "stars" but 37 second split! Great team running!

4. (8) St. Joseph's - Impressive Showing at FSU (3rd in Varsity A)

5. (4) Maclay = 3rd in JV Boys race at FSU- solid and deep - 1:20 for their 1-5 split

6. (9) Northside Christian = 2nd at St. Pete City Championships this weekend - 18:06 team average on the season

7. (7) PK Yonge - Moving up each week - 37 second split (wow !) - 4th in Bobcat Classic last weekend

8. (5) King's Academy = 3 under 17:40 - but big gaps between 3 and 4 - and 4 and 5.

9. (6) Palmer Trinity = Good, solid tight pack - much improved from last year's #15 State finish - all 5 scorers returned from 2017

10. (12) Bishop Snyder = 2 strong seniors - #3 and #4 ran much better at FSU - 18:22 1-5 average at FSU

11. (11) Circle Christian = Big improvement this season- 3rd in Varsity B at FSU with 19:18 average

12. (15) Father Lopez = 4th in Varsity B race at FSU with 19:19 average

13. (13) Blountstown = Surprise team from Panhandle - 18:36 average and 1:50 1-5 split

14. (10) Oak Hall - 11th in Varsity B race at FSU with 19:44 average

15. (14) Westminster Academy = Last year's champs re-building - getting better each week - Pinecrest on 10/12

Other teams to watch out for:

(NR) Indian Rocks, (NR) Windermere Prep, (NR) The Pine School, (NR) St. Francis Catholic, and (NR) The Geneva School all could threaten Top 15 in coming weeks

Individual Rankings:

Commentary: Here are the individual state rankings!

Rank. (Previous Rank) Name, Grade - School = Comments

1. (1) Trevor Foley, 12 - Citrus Park =  Down day at FSU (dropped out) but still odds-on favorite to win State individually 

2. (3) Ryan Szklany, 12  - Highlands Christian = very consistent in "mid-16s" - 16:21 at FSU

3. (4) Sean Snyder, 12 - 16:39 for Varsity A win at FSU

4. (2) Reed Legg, 10 - Citrus Park = 16:58 at FSU (and Citrus Park #1 runner for the day)

5. (9) Josh Skielnik, 12 - Jupiter Christian - strong 16:23 at Great American

6. (6) Austin Montini, 9 - Oak Hall = big talent for a 9th grader - 16:36 at FSU !

7. (5) Jackson Pruim, 11 - Mt. Dora = #1 runner (by a nose) on the #1 team 

8. (7) Gabriel Curtis, 11 - Mount Dora = big brother 3 seconds ahead of little brother 

9. (8) Mitchell Curtis, 9 - Mount Dora = 3rd man in an impressive 1-3 Mount Dora pack

10. (10) Cooper LaBrant, 12 - Indian Rocks Christian = 2nd at FL Runners Invitational Boys

11. (11) Paul McKenzie, 10 - Seffner Christian = last of 11 guys under 17:00 this season

12. (NR) Philip Henderson, 10 - Admiral Farragut - strong 17:00 at St. Petersburg City Championships this week-end 

13. (12) Dan O'Dell, 12 - First Baptist Academy = 17:01 best at Northport - big PR 

14. (13) Jack Anderton, 10 - South Florida HEAT = 17:03 best this season

15. (14) Fernando Palacios, 12 - Bell Creek = speedy 17:07 at the North Port Invitational

Other individuals to watch out for:

(NR) Junious Brown IV - Maclay - 17:11

(15) Ethan Batt - Citrus Park

(NR) Aldren Biala - Bishop Snyder

(NR) Tanner Rosolino - Father Lopez

(NR) John McKenzie - Seffner Christian 

(NR) Joseph Aymonin - St. John Paul II

(NR) Collin Kane - Oak Hall

2A Boys Late Season Rankings

By Carlos Maymi, St. Brendan HS / St. Thomas University, maymicarlos@yahoo.com

Team Rankings:

Commentary: First I would like to say how much I enjoy doing these boys rankings, things are pointing to an exciting end to the season. Great job to the coaches for a job well done so far.

Rank. (Previous Rank) School = Comments

1. (1) Bolles HS -- Best team in the all classifications right now.  7th in the Nike Race of Champions at Great American. Lead by Hicks this team beat in state contender Satellite by 121 pts.  

2.(2)  Satellite- Don't let the aforementioned points at Great American fool you, Satellite still can put up a fight at states. 3 of the 7 hit a season best this past race, and they still have an average spread of less than 20 seconds. If this pack continues to improve and stick together, Bolles may be looking over their shoulder.

3. (6)  Bishop Kenny- last week I said "I don't think this team has shown what it can actually do yet, and that's scary considering what they are running now" and boom they crack into the top 3. With a great run Jubran at Pre-State, and a solid performance from the back four. Especially with Kaczorowski and Kennedy hitting new PR's. They edged out Trinity Prep by 13 pts.

4. (3) Trinity Prep- Great run at Pre States, but no one particularly ran a great time to their standards with only the number 6 hitting a PR and SB at states (congrats James Rickard). I do expect for this team to improve.  

5. (4) South Walton- 15th in the Elite Race at Pre States. With the front two at Pre State running well, If the number 1 runner can get back on track this team will continue to make strides. Big shout out to Norton for stepping up.

6. (7) Cocoa Beach-a top 5 finish in the elite race, and I believe probably would have finished top 15 in the elite race under the same conditions. I can't really put my finger on it, but I really like this team.

7. (5)  Lake Highland Prep- Respectable 17th in the elite race, but with only one runner hitting a season best. They did have a faster team time than Cocoa, but race conditions do differ. It's close between the two teams.

8. (8) Astronaut- 9th at Pre State in the select race. If the pack can move up just slightly this team can esily move up.

9.(10)  Titusville- Just narrowing out Rockledge in the select race. It will be interesting to see how District 2A13 plays out with the top 5 in the district, likely to be ranked top ten in the state when the state series comes around.

10. (9)  Lake Wales- Stafford is keeping this team above water right now with his amazing performances.

11. (15)  Rockledge

12. (11)  Immokalee

13. (12)  Tavares

14. (13) West Florida Tech

15.(14)  Bishop Moore

Other teams to watch out for:

Episcopal Jacksonville, Ransom Everglades, Wakulla HS, and St. Brendan J (jk)

Individual Rankings:

Rank. (Previous Rank) Name, Grade -- School = Comments

1. (1) Charles Hicks,11 -- Bolles

2. (2) Paul Stafford, 12 -- Lake Wales

3. (4) Nathan Jubran, 12- Bishop Kenny

4. (5) Trent Turbyfill, 12- Trinity Prep

5. (3) Chase Rivera, 11- Bolles

6. (6) Antonio Gomez, 12- Frostproof

7. (7) Troy Smith, 11 - Rockledge

8. (8) Sean Leider, 12 - Trinity Prep

9. (9) Jacob Hensley, 11- Citrus

10. (NR) Richard Woodruff, 11- Trinity Prep

11. (15) Owen Allen, 11- Key West

12. (NR) John Browers 12- Bolles

13. (NR) Nathaniel Basford, 10 -Satellite

14. (11) Walker Hirsch, 11- Satellite  

15. (12) Charlie Dickinson, 12 -- Satellite

Other individuals to watch out for:

Rahul Koshy, Alexander Hastings, Jacob D'Aleo

3A Boys Late Season Rankings

by Kerry Mowlam, Ponte Vedra High School, kmowlam@yahoo.com                   

Team Rankings:

Commentary: All I can say is that I love this time of year. Races are getting very competitive and athletes are getting faster. Next Rankings will be by Regions so can get good feel of who is in the running (pad pun) to make States 

Rank. School (Previous Rank) - Comments

1. Ocala Vanguard HS (1) -- They hold tight grip on top spot. Took easy stroll in the past race and starting the post season training preparation.

2. Chiles -- (2) Easy race at Lake City followed by huge race and results at Great American. What a force and team each year.

3. Belen Jesuit (3) -- Took top honors at FSU PreState and looked like a team on a mission. A few places from any runner will have them podium bound back at Tally in November

4. Creekside (5) -- I love it when I can say "told you so". Moved up every rankings with excellent race at PreState leaping over Niceville and keeping Estero at bay.

5. Estero -- (6) 8th at PreState in very competitive field has them sneaking up one place. Been and will continue to be in mix for rest of the season.

6. Fort Myers (7) -- 1 second behind Estero at PreState gets them one spot behind them in rankings. Been, what I feel as quiet yet dominant team all season long. Moving up the rankings with consistent performances

7. New Smyrna Beach (7) -- Very strong performances in back to back weeks at flrunners and PreState. Top 3 are forging head and giving this team a great post season chance.

8. Niceville (4) -- Overall 3A virtual has them at 4th but fell slightly only due to the PreState race. But with 36 sec split there, and few secs faster and back to 4th place they go. That's how tight these top teams are.

9. Gulf Coast (8) -- Staying steady even though top runner took it easy at flrunners and then not racing at PreState. But this team will be a post season force

10. Bartram Trail (10) -- what a surprise (no, not at all). BT have a tight pack running group and are top 10 in the State. And cementing their place with their effort at PreState

11. Robinson HS (9) -- Good race at PreState, but as said before, few seconds slower than last few races and they unfortunately slide 2 places. Don't worry as they will be ready come Districts and beyond

12. Naples (13) -- Staying steady with team effort at Disney last weekend after hard effort at flrunners. Been very solid all season to date and don't see that changing

13. Ponte Vedra (15) -- Great race at PreState Select race would have put them in the middle of Elite results. Good step up the rankings but Region 1 always comes down to mere seconds to get to State race

14. Fort Walton Beach (12) -- Win at flrunners Invitational followed by another amazing team split of 15 secs, yep 15 secs at PreState. Formidable group working their way thru the field at races, and holding advantage on that final 6th spot in Region 1

15. Lincoln (14) -- Missed their 3rd runner at PreState but throw him back in and they are right back where they should be. Every point will count in Region 1 to determine if they go to States or be at home watching

Teams on the Top 15 bubble trying to pop it….

Osceola (Seminole), Seabreeze, Choctawhatchee, Gulf Breeze, Stanton Prep, Harmony, Land O Lakes, Nease, Columbia, Venice, Barron Collier, Pace, Viera,

Individual Rankings:

Commentary: Gentlemen, start your engines

Rank. Name, Grade (Previous Rank) -- School = Comments

1. Michael Phillips 12 (1) -- Chiles -- Welcome to the exclusive sub 15 club. Odds on favorite for another title

2. Joey Fitzpatrick 12 (2) -- Ocala Vanguard -- Easy 2 weeks ready to hit post season

3. Joshua Collins 12 (3) -- Belen Jesuit -- 15.59 at PreState holds his spot at 3rd     

4. Diego Lavieri-Sosa 12 (4) - Ocala Vanguard -- Few easy weeks but holds steady

5. Matthew Newland 12 -- (7) Chiles -- can't argue with 15.50 at Great American

6. Aidan O'Gorman 11 (5) - New Smyrna Beach -- Mr Consistency strikes again with 2 results in 2 weeks

7. Hugh Brittenham 11 (6) -- Estero -- 3 secs ahead of Aiden at flrunners, 1 sec behind at PreState.

8. Ethan Geiger 10 (12) -- Robinson -- Nice efforts at flrunner and PreState solidifies his rankings

9. Kyle Skinner 10 (11) -- Fort Myers -- Proved hes a player at PreState

10. Alejandro Michel 12 (9) -- Freedom -- Wins Weeki Invite easily but slower course

11. Payne Myer 11 (7) - New Smyrna Beach -- Another strong runner where consistency is an attribute

12. Logan Horning 12 (14) - New Smyrna Beach -- Performs at every race

13. Paul Reyna 12 (10) - Ocala Vanguard -- Checked box at MCIAC last week race

14. John Robbins 12 (NR) -- Tampa Jesuit -- Welcome to the Top 15 club with PreState race

15. Yassin Raffay 12 (NR) -- Columbia -- Another big performer at PreState to make his presence known


4A Boys Late Season Rankings

by Ryan Lowe, Lake Nona High, ryan.lowe@ocps.net                                

Team Rankings:

Commentary: The past two weeks have given us some clarity in terms of head-to-head races.  However, we all know that things will not always go as planned over the next few weeks -- there will be joy and heartbreak between now and November 11.  Good luck to all as we begin the State Series; may the weather be nice, the courses fast, and the competition fair!

Rank. (Previous Rank) School = Comments

1. Oviedo High (1) = their team continues to perform, running well on a hot and difficult Disney course.

2. George Steinbrenner (3) = top 4A team at FSU Elite race with team average of 17:02; 14 second split.

3. St. Thomas Aquinas (2) = got edged out by Oviedo at Disney.

4. Sarasota (5) = finished just behind Steinbrenner at FSU with a team average of 17:00.

5. Plant (4) = 7th at FSU with 17:11 team average; 47 second split.

6. Lake Mary (8) = this team continues to improve, 10th at FSU with 17:20 team average.

7. Lyman (10) = 1-2 runners are helping them move up the rankings, 12th at FSU with 17:15 average.

8. Columbus (6) = 3rd place in ROC followed by 13th at FSU with 17:20 team average.

9. Newsome (9) = 4th in ROC

10. Spanish River (13) = 5th at Disney and top in their region.

11. Lake Minneola (15) = 8th in ROC with 17:51 team average.

12. St. Petersburg (NR) = won the Large School race at Flrunners

13. Fleming Island (7) = 17:41 team average at FSU  

14. Wharton (12) = battling with St. Cloud for a spot in states.

15. St. Cloud (NR) = one of three teams (Wharton and St. Pete) vying for two spots in the region.

Other teams to watch out for:

(In alphabetical order)

Braddock, Coral Reef, Dr. Phillips, Ferguson, George Jenkins, Hagerty, Lake Nona, Lakewood Ranch, Mandarin, Palm Beach Central, , Spanish River, Timber Creek, Windermere, Wiregrass Ranch

Individual Rankings:

Commentary: There have been some very interesting races over the past two weeks and some of the guys up front have been able to separate themselves from the pack.  The next five weeks will be time for these boys to prepare for the State Championship for what is shaping up to be a very competitive race.  I hope everyone is able to stay healthy and perform their best as we get ready to enter the State Series.

Rank. (Previous Rank) Name, Grade -- School = Comments

1. (13) Benjamin Hartvigsen, 11 - Sarasota = It's hard to say that he came from nowhere but I'm not sure many people saw him doing what he's done so far this season.  15:37 at FSU was good for a second place finish.

2. (3) Tristan Montalvo, 12 -- St. Cloud = he continues to improve, running a 15:51 at FSU.

3. (7) Bryce Bell, 12 -- Lyman = finished just behind Montalvo at FSU with a 15:53.

4. (5) Canaan St. Lewis, 11 -- Lake Mary = according to his interview, he is working hard and ready to win

5. (1) Andrew Miller, 12 -- Fleming Island = 16:10 at FSU which was good enough for a top-10 finish.

6. (10) Timothy Doyle, 12 -- Freedom (Orlando) = rounded out the top-10 at FSU with a 16:11.

7. (2) Deshay Fernandes, 12 -- Columbus = 16:10 at ROC and 16:17 at FSU, he is consistent and ready

8. (12) Cavan Wilson, 12 -- Coral Gables = 16:19 to win 305 in warm weather.

9. (9) Kayamo Galloway, 10 -- Oviedo = starting to show why his team is the favorite, won Disney with 16:24.

10. (8) Nicholas Rischar, 12 -- St. Thomas = second to Galloway at Disney with 16:35.

11. (11) Noah Quintana, 12 -- Lake Minneola

12. (NR) Nehemiah Rivers, 11 -- Wharton

13. (NR) Kyler Hodges, 12 -- Lyman

14. (15) Jonathan Reid, 11 -- Lakewood Ranch

15. (NR) Eliseo Torres, 12 - Braddock

Other individuals to watch out for:

Tyson Harper, 12 -- Oviedo

Justin Czurak, 12 -- Winter Springs

Austin Redondo 12 -- Coral Reef

Isaias De La Puente, 11 -- Forest Hill

Mamush Galloway, 10 -- Oviedo

Hunter Dobbs, 12 -- Coral Reef

Brady Zimmerman, 11 -- George Jenkins

Evan Fuller, 12 -- Fleming Island

Zachary Cloud, 10 -- St. Cloud

Devin Boyle, 12 -- Lake Mary

Walker Thomas, 12 - Plant


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