FACA Pollster's Official Cross Country Preseason Rankings! *Updated*

Finally the new cross country season is upon us! We've had a few pre-season meets and jamborees and now its time to see what our pollsters think about each of the state classifications for the upcoming season. And just remember that this is all volunteer work that is done for the enjoyment of the sport! So if you find an error, please email the corresponding pollster or myself to get the information corrected!


So here we go...

 

 

 

1A Girls Rankings:

By: Paul White, lakelandtrack@aol.com

 
Commentary: Providence should get a boost for Danielle Dunn's move from SJCD. Holy Trinity is the team to beat in 2010.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Holy Trinity Academy, 2 -  (1) State Champs
2. Comm. Sch. Of Naples, 3 (2) 3rd State
3. PKY, 1 (3) 7th 2009
4. Providence, 1 (4) 5th 2009
5. St. Johns Country Day, 1 (5) 8th 2009
6. LCS, 3 (6) 9th 2009
7. The Geneva School, 2 (7) 6th 2009
8. Oak Hall, 1 (8) 4th 2009
9. Keswick, 3 (9) 11th 2009
10. Northside Christian, 3 (10) 12th 2009
11. Canterbury, 3 (11) 13th 2009
12. Shorecrest, 3 (12) 19th 2009
13. Maclay, 1 (13) Runner-Up 2009
14. Miami Country Day, 4 (14) 10th 2009
15. First Academy, 2 (15) 15th 2009
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Kathryn Fluehr, 12 - Comm. Sch. of Naples (NR) 16:59, Returning State Champion
2. Erika Fluehr, 12- Comm. Sch. Of Naples (NR) 17:17, State Runner Up 
3. Stefanie Kurgatt 10- Maclay (NR) 17:47, 4th State
4. Emily Edwards 9- Canterbury (NR) 18:18, 5th State
5. Julie Wollrath 8- HTA (NR) 18:28, 10th State
6. Katelyn Greenleaf 11- Northside Christian (NR) 18:46, 9th State
7. Brittney Olinger 9- Oak Hall (NR) 18:52, 8th State                                                               
8. Camille Jackson 10- Providence (NR) 18:54, 7th State
9. McKenzie Drummer 9- HTA (NR) 18:58, 12th State
10. Vivian Grimes 11- Comm. Sch. Of Naples (NR) 18:59, DNF State
11. Hannah Howell 10- St. Stephens (NR) 19:08, 32nd State                                                             
12. Danielle Dunn 10- Providence (NR) 19:09, 15th State
13. Kristin Sweeney 10- Maclay (NR) 19:14, 14th State
14. Mollie Jones 12- Geneva (NR) 19:17, 25th State
15. Rebecca Eaves 11- LCS (NR) 19:17, 19th State
16. Danielle Vanlier 7- Providence (NR) 19:20, 19th State
17. Kylee Skidmore 12- PKY (NR) 19:27, 13th State
18. Mallory White 10- LCS (NR) 19:34, 55th State
19. Morgan Brown 12- PKY (NR) 19:38, 60th State
20 Teresa Ristow 12- HTA (NR) 19:41, 21st State
21. Lauren Gillespy 11- Father Lopez (NR) 19:46, 24th State
22. Alli Cobb 12- HTA (NR) 19:47, 33rd State
23. Christina Mckinney 9- Mt. Dora Bible (NR) 19:47, 31st State
24. Michelle Figueroa 12- FLA Christian Academy (NR) 19:48, 22nd State
25. Karina Mann 10- HTA (NR) 19:48, 23rd State

 

 

 

 

2A Girls Rankings:
By: Gerry Spring Lake Highland Prep - gspring@lhps.org
 
Commentary: Welcome to the 2010 season. 2A girls promises to be an interesting competition in the team and Individual races. Can anyone challenge Bolles? We will see ealy on. The individual race for 2A glory has become more interesting with Mary Ann Brown dropping down from 4A. Cant wait to see the FACA meet Friday! If you can't reach me at gspring@lhps.org try springerry@yahoo.com. Good Luck to all
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Bolles School - 1 (1) Defending champs look solid again
2. Cocoa Beach     2 (2) Young and talented - can they pressure Bolles?
3. Titusville           2 (3) Also from the same district and region as Cocoa Beach 0- solid team
4. Cardinal Gibbons  (4) Solid pack 1-5 - could easily move up with a solid early season result
5. Lincoln Park  (5) Led by solid top 3 - can 4 and 5 move up to help them challenge?
6. Academy of Holy Names (6) Tight 1- 5 pack makes them dangerous young team
7. Ransom Everglades (7) If the gap between 1 and 5 can drop - they move up!
8. Carrolton School  (8) This team also is one that will move up if  #4 and #5 improve
9. Pine Crest (9) Only one senior in the top 7 -  Teams 6-10 will change a lot with head to head races
10. Estero  (10) This team will move way up if they get a solid performance from the #5 spot
11. Bishop Kenny      1 (11) How quickly will one of the premier programs in XC rebuild?
12. McKeel Academy (12) Very young 5-7 - if they improved during the summer watch out!
13. Bishop Moore        2 (13) Led by a solid 1 and 2 - will they get help 3- 7?
14. American Heritage  (14) Also a young team - How much did they run this summer?
15. Matanzas             1 (15) Led by a outstanding # 1 - will she get help?
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Stephanie Schappert      Pope John Paul (NR) 17:50, Returning State Champion
2. Nicole Carpio             Ransom Everglades (NR) 17:55 - Is this her year? 
3. Mary Ann Brown       Oak Leaf (NR) 18:06 - Welcome to 2A- what a race it can be?
4. Joanna McCoy        Coral Shores (NR) 18:24- Ready to chase the top 3?
5. Shelby Davidson     Cocoa Beach (NR) 18:25 - Has jumped right to the top
6. Kacy Smith           Estero (NR) 18:48 - Can She move up to the top 5?
7. Rebecca Chandler   Bolles (NR) 18:51 - Leader of the state champs is ready for her senior year
8. Maria Balcazar        Carrollton  (NR) 18:59- Great showing at the State Meet - 
9. Lily Arnold             Bolles  (NR) 19:04 - Another of the young Bolles stars - solid again
10. Rachel Rice        Bolles (NR) 19:14 - Are these two ready to chase Rebecca?
11. Carrie Davis           Gulliver Prep (NR) 19:14- Hopes for a strong run to State
12. Christine Marcano    Matanzas (NR) 19:15 - Will a strong track season lead to top 10 in XC?
13. Marie Madiedo            Carrollton (NR) 19:19 - Just outside cracking the top 10
14. Catalina Perez         Saint Andrew's (NR) 19:20- One of many hoping to move up
15. Teresa Huff         Titusville (NR) 19:21 - Looked good at Xc camp - ready to contend

 

 

 
 

3A Girls Rankings:
By: Andy Holmes, Seffner Christian Academy aholmes@scacrusaders.com 
 
Commentary: Toughest task with this year's rankings by far was to predict #1 and #2 teams. In the end I decided to go with the "upset" in picking Lakewood Ranch over the two-time defending champion Chiles team. LWR should put their top 5 in the top 25, which should give them a slight edge over Chiles, but it will be close with Williams and Thomas of Chiles probably cracking the top 5 again. Previous rankings are from last yeaer's state championship meet. Region 1 will again prove to be the toughest, with several top teams not moving on to state due to the depth of the region. Vanguard and Bartram Trail should duke it out for the top spot if only 6 qualify out of the region for state. In Region 2, look for Wiregrass Ranch and King to do battle for the region title, with the slight edge going to the Bulls. In Region 3 LWR is the team to beat with Fort Myers not far behind. There are host of teams behind them among the best in the state. In Region 4, South Fork will look to defend its Region crown. On the individual side, Williams and Thomas battle for the #1 and #2 spot again with the edge going to Williams. Relevant track times are provided, along with finish in last year's State Championship meet
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Lakewood Ranch, 3 (2) Mustangs return top 5 from last years, and 4 of them were freshmen- ouch!
2. Chiles, 1 (1) Defending state champion return individual champion and runner-up in Thomas and Williams; will be tough for anyone to beat
3. Fort Walton Beach, 1 (3) Could have top 5 in under 20; Lost Brittany Long, who moved to Hawaii, will make up for with incoming freshman Rhianna Moller
4. Creekside, 1 (9) Also return their top 5, including the Rodriguez girls
5. Fort Myers, 3 (4) Will be main competition with LWR in Region 3; Return top runner Spann (6th at state last year)
6. Wiregrass Ranch, 2 (6) May have a tough time moving up any, but possible with the re-emergence of Grey, who had an off cc year, but a good track season
7. Niceville, 1 (12) 7 of top 10 are seniors, but will be led by last year's stud freshman Mosley
8. South Fork, 4 (7) By far the class of Region 4, quietly put together a great run last year
9. King, 2 (15) Hungry Lions are ready to make a push into top 10 led by Dayna Cline
10. Ridgeview, 1 (5) The hardest hit by graduation out of the top 10, but will be back at state
11. Vanguard, 1 (13) Top 5 are seniors, including Shelby Blaes, but will have to get by Bartram Trail for final spot in Region 1
12. Bartram Trail, 1 (NR) Did not make state last year, but will battle Vanguard tooth and nail again if only 6 teams from that region qualify
13. Harmony, 4 (21) May be only team in Region 4 that might give South Fork a run for their money
14. Charlotte, 3 (10) Another trip to state in the offing for last year's #10 team; lost only Gugino to graduation
15. Naples, 3 (15) Hogrefe and Klopf, last year's #1 and #2 runners will be key for the Eagles
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Lily Williams, 11 Chiles (2) 18:21, double gold in track- 1600 (4:58) and 3200 (11:11)
2. Carly Thomas, 11 Chiles (1) 18:20, last year's individual champion; 5:14 in 1600, 11:22 in 3200
3. Anne-Marie Blaney, 11 Belleview (3) 18:25, 5:15 in 1600, runner-up in 3200 to Williams (11:14)
4. Kristin Zarrella, 10 Lakewood Ranch (4) 18:44, 3rd in 1600 (5:05) and 6th in 3200 (11:29)
5. Sarah Spann, 12 Fort Myers (6) 18:50, 3rd in 3200 (11:17)
6. Darroneshia Lott, 12 Pine Forest (5) 18:48, nearly pulled off a double-gold in track; champion in 800 (2:12) and runner-up in 1600 (5:00)
7. Jodie McGuff, 12 Chiles (13) 19:13, 8th in 3200 (11:32)
8. Olivia Ortiz, 10 Lakewood Ranch (8) 18:55, 7th in 1600 (5:13) and 3200 (11:35)
9. Grace VanDeGrift, 12 Durant (NR) Spent last XC season in Ohio, and then moved back to Florida for track- 5th in 1600 (5:09) and 9th in 3200 (11:35)
10. Crystal Wachob, 12 Pine Forest (7) 18:51, Makes a great 1-2 tandem with Lott; 5:26 in 1600 and 11:36 in 3200
11. Sarah Hartman, 10 Sickles (11) 19:07, Freshman sensation in Hillsborough County last year; 5:20 in 1600
12. Nikita Shah, 10 Wiregrass Ranch (17) 19:32, State qualifier in 3200 (11:47)
13. Dayna Cline, 12 King (29) 19:57, Leader of a young, but tough King squad; 5:24 in 1600
14. Kayla Vinson, 12 Ridgeview (14) 19:26, Key returner for last year's top 5 team; 5:32 in 1600, 11:38 in 3200
15. Rachel Petrik, 11 Fort Myers (21) 19:36, 5th in 800 (2:18)
16. Natalie Novak, 10 Lakewood Ranch (15) 19:31, 6th in 800 (2:18)
17. Kelli Williams, 12 Mitchell (23) 19:31, state qualifier in 800 and 1600 (5:11)
18. Jessica Ortiz, 11 Lake Region (28) 19:55, 5:28 in 1600
19. Marsel Mosley, 10 Niceville (19) 19:35, 5:30 in 1600
20 Ariel Grey, 12 Wiregrass Ranch (45) 20:26, will look to rebound from an off XC season last year; 5:14 in 1600
21. Devin McDermott, 11 Lakewood Ranch (22) 19:36, upperclassman of Mustangs top 5
22. Ivy Chastain, 10 Fort Walton Beach (25) 19:52, 5:31 in 1600 and 11:45 in 3200
23. Alexis Irwin, 11 Osceola (37) 20:13, one of the best runners in Pinellas County; 5:10 in 1600
24. Sarah DeVaux, 12 Fort Walton Beach (30) 19:08 PR; was 8th in 800 (2:19) 
25. Ashley Platt, 10 Lakewood Ranch (31) 20:00, 2:25 in 800

 

 

 
 

 

 

4A Girls Rankings:
By: Ryan Raposo, Ferguson HS - rraposo@dadeschools.net
 
Commentary: Cross Country season is back! So its time to start looking at all of the data we can gather from the end of last season, throw in a little track & field, sprinkle in some summer training with some incoming freshmen and/or transfers and voila! It's a new set of rankings! So let's see what kind of rankings I can cook up for everyone. Like always, if I have any errors, please let me know. (The Previous Ranks for teams refer to the 2009 CC State Championship)
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Lourdes Academy, 4 - (3) While the database has the Bobcats pinned in 2nd behind Plant, the truth is that not only are they returning the best 1-2-3 from last year's state meet (3 in the top 11), rumor has it that they picked up three top freshmen that have major varsity potential. So be on the lookout for: Bianca Barrios, Cristina Figueras and Lourdes Brea. This should be the team to beat this year. We'll see how strong those rookies compare to the veterans on Friday at FACA.
2. Melbourne, 1 - (2) The Bulldogs have been a podium position team for many years now and this one is no different. Coach Woodbury brings unmistakeably the best 4 in the state (4 in the top returning 24), but that battle for a key 5th runner will determine if they can reach the top of the mountain this season.
3. Plant, 2 - (5) The leading team based off of the computers, these Panthers are just as much in the title hunt at the two teams listed above. Coach Harrison has a few young girls with a lot of potential and should be able to get them to that next level. Don't expect any State Meet jitters this year, they'll be ready to compete!
4. Vero Beach, 1 - (4) Now here is your top 1-2 punch team that should definitely be a top 5 team, but as long as the Fighting Indians have their 4-5 runners stuck in the 20's, I don't think they'll move any higher to crack the top three.
5. Dr. Phillips, 2 - (12) The DP Panthers have been all over the place this summer between a coaching change, the Bridget Blake transfer, and a couple of athletes quitting (or so I've heard), it's hard to get a read on them. Coach Blount (formerly of Satellite) knows how to win a championship so I wouldn't necessarily count this young team out, but until I see some official times they're going to stay as my darkhorse.
6. Mandarin, 1 - (8) The Mustangs are doing something right with their hardwork and their strong pack, so much so that they get the highest ranking from me yet! After an extremely strong showing last year at state, I expect much from this group. Keep it up girls!
T-7. Sarasota Riverview, 2 - (6) The Rams look to be a strong top ten team once again, but the four teams directly below them will be trying their best to knock them off, so be careful gals! They'll need help from their five to stay in this spot.
T-7. Flagler Palm Coast, 1 - (9) Also in this tight mix is the FPC Bulldogs. They are coming with one of the better packs in the state, but aren't quite as fast as some of the teams ahead of them. With some good work they show much upward potential.
T-7. Hagerty, 1 - (17) The Huskies was one of my favorite top teams last year, but weren't as consistent as I would have liked them to be. After a slightly disappointing finish last year, I should hope they are hungry for a new season!
T-10. Wharton, 2 - (10) The Wildcats are in a tight race fighting for a top ten spot and depending on how well they perform, they will either easily move them up or down a couple of spots.
T-10. Sarasota, 2 - (NR) Right in the mix with Wharton are the Sailors of Sarasota. They have the better returning pack, but they're just a hair slower than their competitors. Watch for them to fight for that top ten spot!
T-12. Winter Park, 2 - (1) The fight for the final qualifying spot in Region 2 looks to be between the WP Wildcats and the Boone Braves. But if I know Coach McWilliams, she won't settle for anything less than the best. So they'll be running hard!
T-12. Boone, 2 - (NR) The Braves are in the same spot as WP and definitely don't want to be left home. So the final spot in the new region of death is on!
13. Spruce Creek, 1 - (NR) The Hawks are coming heavy with juniors and that show a lot of potential with a Coach that really believes in them. They should round out your region 1 qualifying teams.
14. Ferguson, 4 - (15) The Falcons return 6 of their 7 from last year's state meet and appear to be healthy after a good summer compared to last year. They should be a solid top 15 team.
15. Spanish River, 3 - (7) The Sharks have fallen a bit off from their finish last season, but when Coach Rothman gets his fastest pack in the state rolling again, they'll be a force to reckon with!
16. St. Thomas, 3 - (11) Depending on the day of the week, these Raiders could easily be a couple of spots higher or lower. Like every year it seems, the teams between 12-20 seem to have a lot of fluctuations.
17. Cypress Bay, 3 - (19) The CB Lightning fallen into that same middle-of-the-pack understanding and could be good enough to be your top region 3 team, we'll just have to wait to see it all play out.
18. West Broward, 3 - (20) These Bobcats are coming with one of the best 1-2 punches around, but lack any depth to really do any top state damage. They should be just good enough for top 20 again.
19. Sunset, 4 - (16) The Knights will be looking strong just like last year, especially with a strong incoming freshman as their #1 (Upcoming Star: Emily Hernandez). They just need to work on the back half of their varsity and they'll be moving nicely!
20. South Dade, 4 - (21) The Buccaneers are coming back with a strong athletic group and should be one of the better Miami teams around. After a highly successful track season, let's see how they stack up.
21. Coral Reef, 4 - (23) A few spots higher than last year, the Barracudas show potential, but have a lot of work to do if they want to crack the top 20 this season!
22. Jupiter, 3 - (NR) The Warriors are the #5 team coming out of region 3 and should be good enough to qualify on this year, but they're just cruising along the backend of the state for now.
23. South Plantation, 3 - (NR) The Paladins have a very young team, but has a lot of work to do on that spread to be able to catch anyone in their region this year.
24. Northwestern, 4 - (NR) Just a spot out of qualifying last year, their 1-4 are all sophomores and so much potential after a strong track season. The lady Bulls just might qualify on this year.
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Bridget Blake, 10 - *Dr. Phillips* (NR) 18:30 PR, #1 returnee from CC State '09; 3200m- 10:59, 1600m- 4:57; transferred to DP
2. Grace Thomas, 12 - Vero Beach (NR) 18:24 PR, #3 returnee; 3200m- 11:09, 1600m- 5:18
3. Vanesaa Valentine, 11 - Melbourne (NR) 18:42 PR, #2 returnee; 3200m- 11:29, 1600m- 5:14
4. Emily Ahrens, 12 - Vero Beach (NR) 19:01 PR, #4 returnee; 3200m- 11:27, 1600m- 5:09
5. Kira Soderstorm, 11 - Winter Park (NR) 19:05 PR, #9 returnee; 3200m- 11:09, 1600m- 5:08
6. Courtney Filliben, 10 - Lourdes (NR) 18:34 PR, #7 returnee; 3200m- 11:31, 1600m- 5:09, 800m- 2:19
7. Alessandra Valdes, 12 - Lourdes (NR) 18:46 PR, #5 returnee; 3200m- 11:45, 1600m- 5:13, 800m- 2:18
8. Mary Kate Ponder, 11 - Mandarin (NR) 19:31 PR #21 returnee; 3200m- 11:19, 1600m- 5:08
9. Abby Ritter, 12 - Wharton (NR) 19:07 PR, #6 returnee; 3200m- 11:31, 1600m- 5:17
10. Rachel Greer, 11 - Melbourne (NR) 19:12 PR, #8 returnee; 800m- 2:21
11. Dana Demsky, 10 - Dr. Phillips (NR) 19:38 PR, #17 returnee; 3200m- 11:21, 1600m- 5:14
12. Victoria Villarnovo, 11 - Lourdes (NR) 18:59 PR, #11 returnee; 3200m- 11:38, 1600m- 5:26
13. Natalie Concepcion, 11 - Ferguson (NR) 19:11 PR, #12 returnee; 3200m- 11:38, 1600m- 5:13, 800m- 2:24
14. Alex Payne, 11 - St. Thomas Aquinas (NR) 19:29 PR, #13 returnee; 3200m- 11:41:, 1600m- 5:15, 800m- 2:21
15. Isabelle Amaro, 11 - West Broward (NR) 18:51 PR, #19 returnee; 3200m- 11:29, 1600m- 5:16
16. Julia Rodriguez, 10 - Plant (NR) 19:05 PR, #15 returnee; 3200m- 11:37
17. Kristin Yocum, 12 - Winter Springs (NR) 19:14 PR; 3200m- 11:39, 1600m- 5:21
18. Chloe Sell, 11 - West Broward (NR) 18:58 PR, #10 returnee; 3200m- 11:51, 1600m- 5:31
19. Mary Johnston, 12 - Buchholz (NR) 19:32 PR, #14 returnee; NO TRACK SEASON
20. Jacoy Hutto, 10 - Wekiva (NR) 19:34 PR; 1600m- 5:13, 800m- 2:13
21. Ashley Lesnik, 12 - Cypress Bay (NR) 19:36 PR, #16 returnee; 1600m- 5:22
22. Elle Baker, 12 - Melbourne (NR) 19:24 PR #20 returnee; 1600m- 5:21, 800m- 2:21
23. Danielle Hagins, 12 - Flagler Palm Coast (NR) 19:42 PR, #18 returnee; 1600m- 5:30, 800m- 2:19
24. Sarah Miller, 11 - Sarasota Riverview (NR) 19:06 PR, #23 returnee; 3200m- 11:53, 1600m- 5:29
25. Katherine Ralston, 10 - Plant (NR) 19:38 PR, #22 returnee; 3200m- 12:06, 1600m- 5:26
  Others to look for (listed by 5k PR):    
  Caroline Gibson, 10 - Plant (NR) 19:04 PR, #25 returnee; 3200m- 11:30
  Ciera Williams, 12 - Winter Park (NR) 19:14 PR, 1600m- 5:34, 800m- 2:23
  Bryce Seymour, 10 - Hagerty (NR) 19:20 PR; 3200m- 12:06, 1600m- 5:40
  Brianna Jackson, 10 - Newsome (NR) 19:37 PR; 3200m- 11:56, 1600m- 5:35
  Lauren Lumley, 12 - Sarasota (NR) 19:39 PR; 3200m- 11:48, 1600m- 5:45
  Kayla Miller, 11 - Sarasota Riverview (NR) 19:39 PR, #28 returnee; 3200m- 11:58, 1600m- 5:31
  Lauren Nygren, 12 - Orange Park (NR) 19:44 PR; 1600m- 5:23, 800m- 2:20
  Alexis Beaudoin, 12 - Melbourne (NR) 19:44 PR, #24 returnee; 1600m- 5:24
  Giselle Suarez, 11 - St. Thomas Aquinas (NR) 19:47 PR, #26 returnee; 3200m- 12:01, 1600m- 5:39
  Heather Classe, 11 - Boone (NR) 19:52 PR; 3200m- 11:43, 1600m- 5:34
  Sofie Ingram, 12 - Santaluces (NR) 19:58 PR; 3200m- 11:35, 1600m- 5:13
  Regan Farrow, 10 - Lake Howell (NR) 20:02 PR; 3200m- 11:59, 1600m- 5:41
  Danielle Kissel, 11 - Plant (NR) 20:04 PR; 3200m- 12:00
  Kassandra Harden, 11 - Lake Brantley (NR) 20:05 PR; 3200m- 11:54, 1600m- 5:20
  Barbra Vilson 10 - South Dade (NR) 20:05 PR; 1600m- 5:21, 800m- 2:22
  Zoe Volenec, 11 - Spruce Creek (NR) 20:08 PR; 3200m- 12:05, 1600m- 5:20
  Patricia Lewis, 10 - Sarasota Riverview (NR) 20:14 PR; 800m- 2:27
  Amber Johnson, 10 - Dr. Phillips (NR) 20:26 PR; 3200m- 11:51, 1600m- 5:26
  Kaitlyn Campo, 10 - Olympia (NR) 20:29 PR; 3200m- 11:52, 1600m- 5:36
  Jocelin Adona, 11 - Spruce Creek (NR) 20:31 PR; 3200m- 11:41, 1600m- 5:25
  Rachel Miller, 12 - Winter Park (NR) 20:32 PR; 3200m- 11:53, 1600m- 5:42



 
 

 

 

1A Boys Rankings:
By: Carl Egbert , Community School of Naples / cegbert@communityschoolnaples.org
 
Commentary: Team rankings taken from FL Runners database. Invididual rankings are the  top 25 returners from the 2009 State Meet. Top 12 runners return from 09 State Meet.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Trinity Prep 1 They had a monster track season
2. Holy Trinity 2 Second by the slimmest of margins
3. Maclay 4 Experience up top puts them here
4. PKY 3 Great #1 in Westlake
5. First Academy 7 Return a pack with 55 sec spread 1-5
6. Mount Dora Bible 8 Good young team who should improve
7. Shorecrest Prep 9 Has the tools to make Top 5 run this fall
8. Circle Christian 12 Pack that has 41 sec spread 1-5
9. Community School of Naples 5 Lost 2 from Top 5
10. Admiral Farragut 20 Needs a #5 to come post season
11. The Villages 10 80 second spread 1-5
12. St. John Neumann 19 Good 1-2 and 90 second spread 1-5
13. Lakeland Christian 6 Good group of young runners.
14. Westminster Academy 17 Solid young team
15. Upperroom Christian NR Nice to have the low # with Emanual
       

 

Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Patrick Swain - 12 - Maclay 1 Gotta go with 2x Champ
2. David Kilgore - 12 - Holy Trinity 2 Kicked last and best to win 1600 title 
3. Franklin Chase - 12 - Trinity Prep 3 4:24 / 9:45 this past track season
4. Griffin Jaworski - 12 - Trinity Prep 4 9:28 3200 is best in 1A
5. Daniel Moore - 11 - Holy Trinity 5 Went 9:44 this past spring
6. Dan Salas - 10 - Trinity Prep 6 4:28 as a Frosh is flying
7. Caleb Wishart - 12 - Westwood Christian 7 Nothing on him since 09 xc
8. Joey Castagnaro - 11 - Holy Trinity 8 Had a solid track season
9. Garrett Westlake - 10 - PKY 9 10:06 3200. Kid is gonna be a monster!
10. Ryan Gousse - 11 - Trinity Prep 10 4th TP runner in top 10!
11. Emanual Kent - 12 - Upperroom Christian 11 2010 3200 State Champ!
12. Austin Steven - 12 Maclay 12 16:36 @ 2009 State Meet
13. Brent Scott - 11 - CSN 16 16:45 @ 2009 State Meet
14. Sanjay Singh - 12 - Archbishop Curley 17 16:50 @ 2009 State Meet
15. Michael Graziani - 12 - Freeport 18 16:51 @ 2009 State Meet
16. Terrence Brown - 11 - PKY 19 16:52 @ 2009 State Meet
17. Billy Young - 11 Warner Christian 20 16:53 @ 2009 State Meet
18. Alex Montgomery - 11 - CSN 22 16:59 @ 2009 State Meet
19. Kyler Kathman - 11 - Warner Christian 24 17:00 @ 2009 State Meet
20. Blaine Ramsdell - 12- Mount Dora 25 17:01 @ 2009 State Meet
21. Mark Mutz - 11 - Lakeland Christian 26 17:02 @ 2009 State Meet
22. Alex Brown - 10 - Holy Trinity 27 17:06 @ 2009 State Meet
23. Rashad Harding - 12 - PKY 29 17:09 @ 2009 State Meet
24. Oliver Cole - 10 - Holy Trinity 30 17:13 @ 2009 State Meet
25. Caelum Schandle - 12 - Shorecrest 31 17:14 @ 2009 State Meet

 

 
 

 

2A Boys Rankings:
By: Austin Scott, Cardinal Gibbons HS - scott@cghsfl.org
 
Commentary: I've put each team's finish at state last November in parentheses. 2A looks up for grabs enough at the start that I relied heavily on the simulated scoring of returning times. For individual rankings, I used state results from last year first, and then PR's. I don't have much information about injuries/transfers/etc, so please email me before the next rankings pointing me in the right directions.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Berkeley Prep, 3 (6) Strong #1 (Rosenbach), 2-4 under 17:10, will any teams have their #5 under 17? (the Buccaneers' is at 17:22). They were 6th last year and graduated just their #1. Only team in 2A with a returning team average below 17. After five straight top-10 finishes at state, are they going to make a run for some medals (they've never won)?
2. Tampa Jesuit, 3 (10) The top 7 returning Tigers are seniors, their 3-7 are within 22 seconds (17:24-17:46), can they push each other to be faster and win their 5th title and first since 2005?
3. Estero, 3 (2) Last year's runner-up, the Wildcats graduated 2 and are still strong up front (16:20, 16:35). Only one senior in top 5
4. Bishop Kenny, 1 (1) The defending state champion Crusaders graduated their top 4, but still have 4 returners under 17:20. They need to find a #5
5. Ransom Everglades, 4 (4) Only team in 2A with 3 returning in the 16's. Last year was the only team in 2A with 5 under 17 in Dade City--finished 4th. Two of top 5 graduated. No seniors on varsity. Future looks bright--this year or next. The gap will make or break them.
6. Archbishop McCarthy, 4 (3) Even without Palermo (transferred back to North Broward) and Wiesler, the Mavericks still have 2 in the 16's and a couple of young guys in the low 17's
7. Rockledge, 2 (16) Strong #1 (16:36), 2-5 in mid-17's
8. Cocoa, 2 (21) A strong pack team under 17:30, but need depth
9. Astronaut, 2 (8) Very strong #1 (16:10), 3 returners in 17's, need a #5
10. Cypress Lake, 3 (7) Craig & Ploplis are best 1-2 tandem in Florida (15:52-15:57)
11. Pensacola Catholic, 1 (--) Team Average: 17:29
12. Cocoa Beach, 2 (13) Top 5 Average time: 17:38
13. West Florida, 1 (22) Top 5 returners are seniors, their average: 17:39
14. Matanzas, 1 (14) 17:36 average, but 1:26 1-5 split
15. Bolles, 1 (15) #1 at 16:18, 2 thru 5 hovering around 18:00 PR's
           
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Tim Hendricks, 12 - North Broward Prep (NR) 15:50 (State)
2. Trent Craig, 12 - Cypress Lake (NR) 15:52 (FLRunners)
3. Nicholas Palermo, 11 - North Broward Prep (NR) 16:09 (State)
4. Gabriel Barron, 12 - LaBelle (NR) 16:09 (State)
5. Tyler Bridges, 12 - Astronaut (NR) 16:10 (State)
6. Jeremy Ploplis, 12 - Cypress Lake (NR) 15:57 (FLRunners)
7. Aaron Rojas, 11 - Estero (NR) 16:20 (Foot Locker South)
8. Blake Lopez, 12 - Jesuit (NR) 16:19 (FLRunners)
9. Michael Rosenbach, 12 - Berkeley Prep (NR) 16:01 (District at Al Lopez)
10. Tyler Amato, 12 - Archbishop McCarthy (NR) 16:26 (Regional at Mills Pond)
11. Bert Irigoyen, 11 - Ransom Everglades (NR) 16:16 (FLRunners)
12. Dieumy Duclos, 12 - Godby (NR) 16:31 (Foot Locker South)
13. Conor Kelley, 12 - Archbishop McCarthy (NR) 16:32 (State)
14. Jesse Littlefield, 12 - Estero (NR) 16:35 (State)
15. Mac Reynolds, 11 - Nease (NR) 16:36 (State)
16. Jalen Brown, 12 - Rockledge (NR) 16:36 (Cape Coast Conference at Cocoa Beach HS)
17. Caleb Baker, 12 - LaBelle (NR) 16:37 (State)
18. Corey Mundy, 12 - Clay (NR) 16:37 (State)
19. Matthew Morris, 11 - Bolles (NR) 16:18 (District at Bishop Kenny)
20. Zach Scott, 12 - Jesuit (NR) 16:45 (State)
21. Michael Shuey, 12 - Robinson (NR) 16:45 (FLRunners)

 
 

 

 

3A Boys Rankings:
By: David Gardner, Timber Creek HS- david.gardner@ocps.net
 
Commentary: These results are compiled from good old-fashioned dart throwing and some of last year’s results.
The losers this year are the spectators of the 3A Boys State Championship who will unfortunately
not get to see the best 3A has to offer at Dade City.  FOUR deserving teams will get shafted because of the unbalanced alignment within 3A.  I apologize ahead of time to Region 1 (The newly labeled “Region of Torture”)
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. CHARLOTTE  (PUNTA GORDA)  # 1 REGION 3 (4) I know, I know…what does this new pollster think he’s doing putting an unproven squad over a major XC powerhouse like Belen? Answer:  Picking the winner of the Boys 3A State Championship.  This squad is greatly improved from last year and coming off an unbelievable track season.  Cardillo is that #1 punch they will need and I think they will collectively  have a better 2-4 than Jesuit.  It will all come down to how healthy this squad is and to #5 and I think Mr. Mendez can handle the pressure.  I would hate to be in a foot race at the end with this group…I like Charlotte to win in a close finish. 
2. BELEN JESUIT (MIAMI) # 1 REGION 4 (2) This squad is just too deep and talented to not be the favorite going into the 2010 Season, but depth isn’t everything.  Clemente will make a run for individual honors and come up just short, unfortunately his team will follow suit.  This is in no disrespect to this amazingly stacked group, but I think history repeats itself again this year as the Wolverines finish second fiddle in Dade City.
3. LEON (TALLAHASSEE) # 1 REGION 1 (3) “The MIZ has left the building”  This group won’t be hurt too much by the loss of Mizerek, but then again I don’t think they’ll be repeating as State Champions either.  The Pride have a very strong 1-2 punch, much better than the two teams ahead of them, but their #4 and #5 will have to step up if they want to bask in the glory for a fourth year in a row.
4. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (PENSACOLA)# 2 REGION 1 (1) This is an interesting group…on paper they are the clear favorite based on PR, but the State Championship is run on grass not on paper.  The computer rankings are a little skewed when it comes to their times and although this team is solid their State hopes depend on one major factor, Peter Fricke.  If Fricke can come through when it matters it could be party time in Pensacola, “Booker T” style.
5. WIREGRASS RANCH (WESLEY CHAPEL)  # 1 REGION 2 (6) The 5th position will be a battle between three almost identical squads: Wiregrass, Fort Walton, and Chiles.  I give the edge here to The Ranch because of their 1-2 punch looking slightly better heading into the start of the season.  Coach Loth’s data savvy guidance could help the Bulls crack the Top 4, but the real pressure is on Pulsifer and Reilly to run with the big dogs this year.  A heavy dose of depth will get The Ranch through times of injury for a solid 5th place finish.
6. FORT WALTON  BEACH (FT. WALTON BCH) # 3 REGION 1 (5) I feel like I’m seeing double when comparing Fort Walton and Wiregrass, so here’s how FWB cracks into the Top 5…Run better up top.  This could come in many forms including Junior Brian Stanton who had a marvelous track season, but unfortunately for FWB Stanton is transferring out of State so it will be up to Dearmon and Ammons and Crestview transfer Cameron Sanchez to fill the void and carry the rest of the group to Top 5 consideration. 
7. CHILES (TALLAHASSEE)  # 4 REGION 1 (7) The Chiles squad has definitely proven themselves over the years, but this year they get the short end of the stick.  The problem with the wolves is that they are “a one man wolf pack” and their 4 and 5 are not within howling distance of the rest of the teams above them.   Its up to O’Bryant, Vannoy, and Conrad to determine the outcome here.  The buzzard brothers will have to fly high to carry this team above a 7th place finish.
8. OCALA VANGUARD (OCALA)  # 5 REGION 1 (8) The only reason this squad is not in the conversation with The Ranch, FWB, and Chiles is solely based on their 5 spot.  Several of their key returnees are coming off stellar track seasons including an improved Ramaswami who will challenge Slack for the top spot, a speedy Follos who is only going to get better with a good summer, and finally Schafer who is the biggest improvement of them all.  Don’t sleep on this group for a Top 5 finish, if they can fix that weakness in their armor, November 20th will be a Good “Knight” for Vanguard.
9. OKEECHOBEE (OKEECHOBEE) # 2 REGION 4 (9) Probably returning the weakest group in the Top 10, mainly because their paper rankings are a bit deceiving.  I only give them the 9th spot based solely on a potentially strong 1-3, but the water gets murky from there on out.  With the slowest 4-5 in the Top 10 and key parts absent from track season, Okeechobee will be on everyone’s radar to knock out of ranked contention.  The Brahmans will have to bring it this year if they want to hold their ground and improve their “stock”.
10. CREEKSIDE (ST. JOHNS) # 6 REGION 1  (11) There is one factor that fuels a team more than anything to surpass their potential and dedicate themselves completely to a season…finishing 7th in the Region and just missing State the previous year.  This year Jimmy will be joined by his teammates on the course as Creekside beats out big brother Bartram to grab the last remaining spot in the “Region of Torture”.  It also helps that they have the Clark-factor as well.
11. FT. MYERS (FT. MYERS) # 2 REGION 3 (12)  
12. BARTRAM TRAIL (ST. JOHNS) # 7 REGION 1, OUT OF STATE CHAMP (13)  
13. NICEVILLE (NICEVILLE) # 8 REGION 1,  OUT OF STATE CHAMP. (10)  
14. ST. CLOUD (ST. CLOUD) # 3 REGION 4 (14)  
15. NAPLES (NAPLES) # 3 REGION 3 (17)  
16. CHOCTAWHATCHEE (FT. WALTON BEACH) # 9 REGION 1,  OUT OF STATE CHAMP (15)  
17. NAVARRE (NAVARRE) #10 REGION 1,  OUT OF STATE CHAMP (18)  
18. LAND O LAKES (LAND O LAKES) # 2 REGION 2 (23)  
19. NATURE COAST TECH (BROOKSVILLE) # 3 REGION 2 (21)  
20. OVIEDO (OVIEDO) # 4 REGION 2 (20)  
       
Individual Rankings: Compiled from countless statistics, times, data and a little bit of insanity
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1.  Jimmy Clark, Creekside  (NR) A looming Leon shadow has been lifted, the spotlight is his to cast a legend of his own
2.  Elliot Clemente, Belen Jesuit  (NR) Has to find that extra “swag” to finish in the end and steal the title from Clark
3.  Kamal Koroso, Terry Parker  (NR) In a sea of upperclassman this Super Soph will “Brave” the tide this year
4.  Riley Doherty, Leon  (NR) The Kings of Leon IV? Could be a four-peat, but Riley will have to direct his own title this time
5.  Tyler Cardillo, Charlotte  (NR) Can you say SLEEPER? If its close in the end all bets are off, my money is on this darkhorse
6.  Will Stanford, Leon (NR) This Lion doesn’t lack courage, he could roar his way to victory at The Glades
7.  Harsha Torke, Viera  (NR) In Indian Harsha means “happiness”, A top 10 finish at State will mean just that for Torke
8.  Ryan Stafford, Fort Myers  (NR) The big surprise for this season, Tsunami Sam is on track to destroy the competition!
9.  Peter Fricke, Booker T. Washington  (NR) Fricke’s swan song should be the sweet music of redemption this year
10.  Will Bridges, Edgewater  (NR) Won’t catch Bridges “falling down” this year, I like his chances for a Top 10 finish
11.  Ryan Pulsifer, Wiregrass Ranch (NR)  
12.  Joseph Lindsay, Belen Jesuit (NR)  
13.  Gary Solomon, Lake Region (NR)  
14.  Robert Mann, Navarre (NR)  
15.  Carlos Miranda, Palmetto Ridge (NR)  
16.  Tyler Brennalt, South Fork (NR)  
17.  Wrane White, Pedro Menendez (NR)  
18.  Alex Foss, George Jenkins (NR)  
19.  John Hazelton, Leon (NR)  
20  Ian Bordelon, Booker T. Washington (NR)  

 

 
 

 

4A Boys Rankings:
By: Jorge Fleitas, Columbus HS - jfleitas@columbushs.com
 
Commentary: None.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name-  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Columbus (1) Hellions won’t miss a beat this season as they should have another successful season with a great chance of repeating as State champions, but they will have their work cut out for them with teams like Dr. Phillips, HB Plant, and John I Leonard gunning for the top spot.
2. Dr. Phillips (2) Panthers bring back there top 5 under 10:04 in the 3200. Making them the team with the strongest 5th man. 
3. HB Plant (3) Plant is arguably one of the best teams in the state of Florida, a disapointed showing last year at states motivates them in 2010. Bo Nalson seems to be healthy and should crack into the top 10 this year. 
4. John I Leonard (4) John I Leonard has one of the most dynamic 1-3 in 4A a solid #4 puts all the pressure on the 5th man. Look at Ryan Pickering to make a run at the individual state title.
5. Colonial (5) Talk to anyone associated to this team and every single person will tell you how much they believe in their young guns
6. Sarasota (6) Not having a front runner is their weakness.  However with 4/5 runners being Seniors, maybe veteran saviness can get them in the top 5.  With that said, 4 & 5 have some work to do.
7. Boone (7) With such a strong 1-2 they could contend if their supporting cast steps up.
8. St. Thomas Aquinas (8) Their front 3 are a step behind the 1st tier teams but a nice 1-6 pack puts them in this #8 spot.
9. Winter Park (9) The loss of Nick Papa is devestating.  They will need someone to really step up into that crucial 5th spot.
10. Park Vista  (10) I believe the Park Vista Senior class will steer themselves into a top 10 team finish in November.
11. Spruce Creek (11) The Creeks Juniors Young and Kathman could lead this team into a top 10 spot before the end of 2010
12. Seminole (12) Seminole has individual Chase chasing  the state title, and a good 2-3 puts you in the hunt for top 10
13. Vero Beach (13) They are lead by Dominic Patrick and a monster Junior class 2-5. Look for them to have a push at the state title in 2011.
14. Lake Brantley (14) They are a strong squad and their  #1 Otiniel Teixeira should break into the top 10 in cross country this year. if he does they are a top 10 team.
15. Fleminng Island  (15) They may be out of this year's State race, but with their returning top 5 with a 45 sec spread, they'll definitely have a hand in winning their district this year.
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Armando Del Valle--Columbus (1) PR 14:56 5000m, 9:07 3200m State Champion, 4:15 1600m
2. Ryan Pickering--John I Leonard (2) PR 15:27 5000m, 9:23 3200m, 4:11 1600m State Champion 
3. Phil Duncan-- Boone     (3) PR 16:01 5000m  9:11 3200m, 4:14 1600m
4. Max del Monte- Chamberlain   (4) PR 15:38 5000m, 9:38 3200m, 4:16 1600m
5. Eduardo Garcia- Mandarin     (5) PR 15:43 5000m, 9:38 3200m, 4:22 1600m
6. John Logan Hines--Boone (6) PR 15:21 5000m, 9:49 3200m, 4:27 1600m
7. Chase Sutton-- Seminole     (7) PR 15:39 5000m, 9:35 3200m, 4:16 1600m
8. Anderson Charles-- John I Leonard   (8) PR 16:05 5000m, 4:23 1600m, 1:55 800m
9. Daniel Millay-- Dr. Phillips     (9) PR 16:05 5000m, 9:34 3200m, 4:24 1600m
10. Mark Gulesian--Columbus     (10) PR 15:39 5000m, 1:59 800m
11. Santiago Zerda- Coral Glades   (11) PR 16:20 5000m, 9:45 3200m, 4:17 1600m
12. Nick Posada- Winter Park     (12) PR 15:53 5000m, 9:46 3200m, 4:24 1600m
13. Logan Kruse-- Dr. Phillips     (13) PR 16:19 5000m, 9:51 3200m, 4:26 1600m
14. Bo Nalsen-- HB Plant     (14) PR 16:01 5000m, 9:49 3200m, 4:32 1600m
15. Jose Estevez--Columbus     (15) PR 16:00 5000m, 9:50 3200m, 4:37 1600m
16. Otniel Teixeira-- Lake Brantley (16) PR 16:27 5000m, 4:22 1600m,1:53 800m
17. Raul Montoya-- Ferguson     (17) PR 16:00 5000m, 4:34 1600m, 1:55 800m
18. Dylan Cook -- Coral Reef     (18) PR 16:10 5000m, 9:49 3200m, 4:40 1600m
19. Josh Boggs-- Dr.Phillips     (19) PR 16:10 5000m, 10:01 3200m, 4:33 1600m
20 Dominic Patrick-- Vero Beach   (20) PR 16:10 5000m, 9:58 3200m, 4:42 1600m
21. Chris Godwin-- Buchholz     (21) PR 16:37 5000m, 9:50 3200m, 4:32 1600m
22. Jake Covington--Chamberlain   (22) PR 16:21 5000m, 9:59 3200m, 4:30 1600m
23. Travis Christenberry-- HB Plant   (23) PR 16:32 5000m, 9:59 3200m, 4:42 1600m
24. Andrew Mendoza--Sarasota (24) PR 16:11 5000m, 10:06 3200m, 4:39 1600m
25. Billy Anguish-- Winter Park (25) PR 16:39 5000m, 10:15 3200m, 4:29 1600m

 

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  • lanasat1 / 4 Years Ago
    wow, those 2A times give me and my team hope for a strong showing out of nowhere
  • runbarefoot / 4 Years Ago
    Great job Ryan on the rankings! Much more in depth than I would have done. Probabley a little high ranking for the lady Rams,but thanks. Some info for you a freshman at Palm Beach Centeral in Wellington named Morgan Hull tore up running camp at Babsen park in Lake Wales,running with group 1, the fastest group at camp,plus she ran a 19 30's in a 5k over the summer.More info 2 of the Sarasota High girls are injured,because they did'nt run in are race at McIntosh over the weekend. Friday's race should interesting with many fast 4a teams there. I hope it's MUDDY.
  • CoachRaposo / 4 Years Ago
    runbarefoot
    Great job Ryan on the rankings! Much more in depth than I would have done. Probabley a little high ranking for the lady Rams,but thanks. Some info for you a freshman at Palm Beach Centeral in Wellington named Morgan Hull tore up running camp at Babsen park in Lake Wales,running with group 1, the fastest group at camp,plus she ran a 19 30's in a 5k over the summer.More info 2 of the Sarasota High girls are injured,because they did'nt run in are race at McIntosh over the weekend. Friday's race should interesting with many fast 4a teams there. I hope it's MUDDY.


    @runbarefoot Thanks Paul, I try to do my best. And someone had mentioned Morgan Hull to me before, but I couldn't remember her name. If she's that strong, she'll definitely be in the next set of rankings. Thanks for the heads up!
  • nmmeans / 4 Years Ago
    1A Region 2 boys - 6 teams in the top 11.
  • sara8lane / 4 Years Ago
    Thanks for providing some extra motivation for the Chiles girls!!
  • papaolivia / 4 Years Ago
    Well its good to see some things never change