FACA Pollster's Official XC Opening Week Rankings! *Updated!*

The first full week of the 2010 Cross Country is now behind us and after dozens of meets and thousands of athlete performances, our volunteer pollsters can finally get a better look at how this new year is shaping up. Here are the first set of official rankings for the opening of the season for both genders in all four classifications...

 

1A Girls Rankings:
By: Paul White, Lakelandtrack@aol.com
 
Commentary: HTA has 5 in top 15, maybe best team in FL? Providence is solid 2nd. 
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  
1. Holy Trinity Academy, 2 -  (1)  
2. Providence, 1 (4)  
3. Oak Hall, 1 (8)  
4. Keswick, 3 (9)  
5. The Geneva School, 2 (7)  
6. Indian Rocks, 3 NR  
7. First Academy, 2 (15)  
8. LCS, 3 (6)  
9. Comm. Sch. Of Naples, 3 (2)  
10. Maclay, 1 (13)  
11. Northside Christian, 3 (10)  
12. Westminister Academy, 4 NR  
13. PKY, 1 (3)  
14. Aucilla Christian Academy,1 NR  
15. Bishop John J. Snyder, 1 NR  
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  
1. Kathryn Fluehr, 12 - Comm. Sch. of Naples (1)  
2. Stefanie Kurgatt 10- Maclay (3)  
3. Julie Wollrath 8- HTA (5)  
4. Erika Fluehr, 12- Comm. Sch. Of Naples (2)  
5. Brittney Olinger 9- Oak Hall (7)  
6. Katelyn Greenleaf 11- Northside Christian (6)  
7. Teresa Ristow 12- HTA (20)  
8. Emily Edwards 9- Canterbury (4)  
9. Mackenzie Wilson 7- The Geneva School NR  
10. McKenzie Drummer 9- HTA (9)  
11. Danielle Vanlier 7- Providence (16)  
12. Sabrina Whiting 9- Seffner Christian NR  
13. Kaili Corcoran 12- HTA NR  
14. Kristin Sweeney 10- Maclay (13)  
15. Alli Cobb 12- HTA (22)  
16. Rebecca Eaves 11- LCS (15)  
17. Claire Snyder 9- Tampa Prep NR  
18. Emily Crist 9- First Academy NR  
19. Ashley Reback 8- The Benjamin School NR  
20 Lori Frazier 12- HTA NR  
21. Emily VanGelder 11- Oak Hall NR  
22. Danielle Dunn 10- Providence (12)  
23. Olivia Kellin 12- CCC NR  
24. Brianna Wahy 10- HTA NR  
25. Katie Ringdahl 8- Oak Hall NR  

 

 

2A Girls Rankings:
By: Gerry Spring Lake Highland Prep - gspring@lhps.org
 
Commentary: What an opening two weeks! In Spanish, Estero means "small river", but the Estero girls have opened up a wide river between them and the rest of 2A. Their has been a definite shift to the south in the power rankings for 2A. The question know is when will Kacy and Stephanie run Head-to-Head?
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Estero  (10) What a great start - Winning Mt Dew invite this week
2. Cocoa Beach      (2) 4th place at Mt Dew
3. Titusville            (3) 5th place at the Dew Invite - good results
4. Bolles (1) Girls rebound at Katie Caples
5. Carrolton School  (8) Wins Falcon Invite
6. Bishop Kenny       (11) Strong showing at Katie Caples 
7 Matanzas              (15) Had strong showing at Caples
8. Academy of Holy Names (6) Strong showing at FACA mudfest
9. Ransom Everglades (7) Did well at Falcon Invite
10. Lincoln Park NR Good result at Katie Caples
  Best of the rest   In the hunt: Pine Crest, Rockledge, Episcopal, Bishop Moore, American Heritage, West Florida tech, and although poorly coached - Lake Highland girls (11th at UF behind Lincoln Park)
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1 Kacy Smith - Estero (6) Two races - two wins - would have been rock solid in the college race on sat
1 Stephanie Schappert - PJP (1) Won Falcon Invite - 
3. Shelby Davidson - Cocoa Beach (5) 2nd at UF 
4. Nicole Carpio - Ransom  (2) 2nd at Falcon Inv
5. Joanna McCoy - Coral Shores (4) 3rd at Falcon Invite
6. Rebecca Chandler - Bolles (7) Good result at Katie Caples
7. Sarah Jane Jones - Bolles (NR) Good result at Katie Caples
8. Savannah Bradley - Cocoa Beach (NR) Top 15 at UF
9. Marla Frank - Estero (NR) Top 15 at UF
10. Eva Vitucci - Titusville (NR) Led the team at UF
11. Katy Solis - Estero (NR) 15th at UF
12. Bethany Jenkins - Estero (NR) 20th at UF
13. Teresa Huff - Titusville (15) Strong result at UF
14. Aja Curth - Estero (NR) Top 5 of Estero all in top 15
15. Macy Huskey - Cardinal Gibbons (NR) 19 51 at Lauderdale City championships
16. Aubrey Schonoff - Lake Highland (NR) Good result at UF - Very nice person as well but I am biased
17. Nicole Golden - Pinecrest (NR)  
18. Christine Marcano - Matanzas (12) Ran at Katie Caples this week
19. Hannah Loder - Matanzas (NR) Right with her team mate at Caples
20 Laurel Brennan - North Broward Prep (NR) 20 09 at Falcon Inv

 

 

 

3A Girls Rankings:
By: Andy Holmes, Seffner Christian Academy aholmes@scacrusaders.com 
 
Commentary: So what is new after the first full week of the cross country season? The top 10 have not changed a whole lot. Lakewood Ranch and Chiles are going to be neck and neck the whole season. Looking forward to their head-to-head at Pre-State in a preview of their forthcoming state meet showdown. There are a number of schools not far behind- namely FWB and Niceville, which boasts 4 of their top 6 runners as freshman. A lot of good head-to-head matchups took place this past weekend at UF Mountain Dew Invitational, Wildcat Invitational, and Katie Caples. There are also a host of schools that did not make the top 15 that are on my "watch list". Those schools are, in no particular order: King, Vanguard, Harmony, Naples, Charlotte, Bartram Trail, Viera, Oviedo, Osceola, and Gulf Coast. They would be in my unofficial top 25. 
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Lakewood Ranch (1) 19:42 Easily won Hagerty Open last weekend, followed that up with a strong 2nd place finish to Estero at UF Mountain Dew Invitational
2. Chiles (2) 19:45 Stepped out-of-state to win Carrollton Invite last weekend, placing Williams, Thomas, McGuff 1-2-3; 2nd only to Holy Trinity at Katie Caples
3. Fort Walton Beach (3) 20:21 2nd to Niceville at Panhandle Jamboree without #3 and #5; First at Wildcat Invitational
4. Niceville (7) 20:40 Won Panhandle Jamboree, and was a competitve 2nd, just behind FWB at Wildcat Invitational
5. Creekside (4) 20:37 2nd at Ridgeview Invitational; 4th at Katie Caples; 1-5 split of 1:15 was best in the race
6. Fort Myers (5) 20:18 3rd at Mountain Dew Invitational; must narow the gap between its number 3 and 4 runners
7. Wiregrass Ranch (6) 20:57 Placed 5 in the top 15, all in the top 25 in easily taking Mitchell Invitational
8. South Fork (8)  21:46 9th in competitive field at Katie Caples- excellent 1-5 split of 1:25
9. Baker (NR) 21:46 Enter rankings in top 10, placing 12th; defeated Vanguard, Harmony, and Charlotte ranked, who were ranked 11th, 13th, and 14th in the first set of rankings
10. Lake Region (NR) 21:41 Also enter rankings in top 10, defeating 1A powerhouse Lakeland Christian at Winter Haven Invitational
11. Ridgeview (10) 21:53 11th at Katie Caples Invite; 6th at home invite opening weekend. Not much space separates them with South Fork, Baker, and Lake Region
12. Choctawhatchee (NR) 22:06 Impressive 9th at Katie Caples
13. Springstead (NR) 22:11 4th on tough course at Mitchell Invitational
14. Merritt Island (NR) 22:11 4th at Astronaut Invitational
15. George Jenkins (NR) 22:40 5th at Mitchell Invitational; 27 second 1-5 split
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Lily Williams, 11 Chiles (1)  18:29; Retains #1 spot after winning Carrollton Invitational in 18:56; followed it up with 18:29 2nd place finish at Katie Caples, where she lead until the track
2. Darroneshia Lott, 12 Pine Forest (6) 18:55; torched the field at Wildcat Invitational by 45 seconds
3. Carly Thomas, 11 Chiles (2) 18:44; 2nd to Williams at Carrollton Invitational, 4th at Katie Caples in 18:44
4. Sarah Spann, 12 Fort Myers (5) 18:59; 4th at Mountain Dew Invitational
5. Anne-Marie Blaney (3) 18:25; No races yet, but team is scheduled to compete this weekend at Zak Lukas
6. Grace VanDeGrift, 12 Durant (9) 19:31; First race was last night at Ryan McCall Invitational- took first place easily on slow course
7. Olivia Ortiz, 10 Lakewood Ranch (8) 19:18; 7th at UF Mountain Dew Ivitational
8. Rachel Petrik, 11 Fort Myers (15) 19:18; Jumps way up in rankings from 15th, right behind Ortiz at Mountain Dew Invite
9. Kelli Williams, 12 Mitchell (17) 19:21; Finishes 2nd on slow course at Mitchell Invitational
10. Kristin Zarrella, 10 Lakewood Ranch (4) 19:25; 10th at UF Invitational
11. Sarah Hartman, 10 Sickles (11) No reported results yet, but too good to put any lower
12. Nikita Shah, 10 Wiregrass Ranch (12) 19:59; Strong 4th place finish at Mitchell Invite
13. Dayna Cline, 12 King (13) 20:37; No change in rank from first ranking; has not raced sice FACA meet, slated to compete at W.D. Johnson Invite Saturday
14. Courtney Russo, 11 Fort Myers (NR) 19:42; 13th at UF Mountain Dew Invitational
15. Crystal Wachob, 12 Pine Forest (10) Status unknown, as she did not race at Wildcat Invitational, but still a factor
16. Jodie McGuff, 12 Chiles (7) 10th at Katie Caples in 19:46
17. Lauren Rodriguez, 11 Creekside (NR) 11th at Katie Caples in 19:56
18. Sarah de Vaux, 12 Fort Walton Beach (24) 19:46; good for 3rd at Wildcat Invitational
19. Ivy Chastain, 10 Fort Walton Beach (22) 19:47; 4th, right behind de Vaux at Wildcat Invitational
20 Natalie Novak, 10 Lakewood Ranch (16) 19:48; 16th at Mountain Dew Invitational
21. Devin McDermott, 11 Lakewood Ranch (21) 19:49; 18th at Mountain Dew Invitational
22. Kaitlin Rodriguez, 11 Creekside (NR) 20:04; 14th at Katie Caples Invite
23. Kayla Vinson, 12 Ridgeview (14) 20:05; 5th at Katie Caples Invite
24. Ivy Chastain, 10 Fort Walton Beach (22) 19:47; 4th at Wildcat Invite
25. Marsel Mosley, 10 Niceville (19) 20:03; 5th at Wildcat Invite

 

 

4A Girls Rankings:
By: Ryan Raposo, Ferguson HS - rraposo@dadeschools.net
 
Commentary: So the first full week of Cross Country season has passed and there have been some new and impressive performances by both teams and individuals. While it's still very early on, it appears that Lourdes and Plant are holding strong; after that there looks to be a lot of team shifting throughout the season. Also, Region 3 needs to step it up with some more big meet performances! Other than the top 3 teams, everyone else has basically been in hiding, but we should hopefully see a few this weekend at Spanish River.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Lourdes Academy, 4 - (1) 20:18 Team Avg, 2nd @ FACA; 20:42, 1st @ Mt. Dora - Still the team to beat.
2. Plant, 2 - (3) 20:20 Team Avg, 3rd @ FACA - Right on the heels of the Bobcats.
3. Mandarin, 1 - (6) 20:43 Team Avg, 3rd @ Ridgeview; 20:48, 4th @ Katie Caples - Looking impressive right now with two consecutive sub-21 team averages.
T4. Sarasota Riverview, 2 - (T-7) 21:07 Team Avg, 5th @ FACA; 21:05, 8th @ UF - Looking much stronger this season.
T4. Vero Beach, 1 - (4) 21:20 Team Avg, 2nd @ South Brevard; 21:10, 9th @ UF - Has some competition if they want to stay in the top 5.
T4. Boone, 2 - (T-12) 21:44 Team Avg, 9th @ FACA; 20:57, 6th @ UF - Moving in the right direction at UF.
7. Spruce Creek, 1 - (13) 21:04 Team Avg, 1st @ Astronaut - Starting the season strong!
8. Hagerty, 1 - (T-7) 21:18 Team Avg, 2nd @ Hagerty; 20:59, 2nd @ Astronaut - Very impressive race at Astronaut.
9. Melbourne, 1 - (2) 21:34 Team Avg, 4th @ South Brevard; 21:28, 2nd @ Mt. Dora (w/o 1 top runner) - I can't wait until they're at full force.
10. Dr. Phillips, 2 - (5) 21:23 Team Avg, 7th @ FACA; 21:40, 14th @ UF - Holding steady, but needs to step up their performances.
11. Winter Park, 2 - (T-12) 22:41 Team Avg, 13th @ FACA; 21:44, 13th @ UF - This young group has a lot of potential that they don't even know they have.
12. Ferguson, 4 - (14) 21:21 Team Avg, 2nd @ Falcon - Moving in the right direction. Needs to stay healthy to have a solid shot at top 10.
13. St. Thomas, 3 - (16) 21:43 Team Avg, 1st @ Ft. Lauderdale - With some progression, they have a legit shot at Top 10 as well.
14. Winter Springs, 1 -  (NR) 21:52 Team Avg, 1st @ East River; 21:56, 17th @ UF - Looking to fill that final Region 1 spot.
15. Spanish River, 3 - (15) 22:13 Team Avg, 6th @ Falcon - Holding steady in the top 15, but I know they're not satisfied with just that.
16. Sunset, 4 - (19) 22:20 Team Avg, 7th @ Falcon - Needs to solidify the back half of varsity to get to that next level.
17. Wharton, 2 - (T-10) 22:38 Team Avg, 14th @ FACA
18. Killian, 4 - (NR) 22:59 Team Avg, 4th @ Gulliver, 22:29- 9th @ Falcon
19. Northwestern, 4 - (24) 21:11 Team Avg (~3 miles at most), 1st @ Rocket
20. Cypress Bay, 3 - (17) 22:57 Team Avg, 1st @ local dual meet
21. Coral Reef, 4 - (21) 23:36 Team Avg, 11th @ Falcon
22. South Dade, 4 - (20) 24:00 Team Avg, 13th @ Falcon
23. West Broward, 3 - (18) NO RESULTS
24. Final Region 3 Team ?!    
  Upcoming Teams -     
  Lake Brantley, 1 - 22:12 Team Avg, 2nd @ Lake Brantley; 22:29, 5th @ Hagerty
  Olympia, 2 & Colonial, 2 & Freedom (Tampa), 2 & Lake Mary, 1
  Need Info. / Results -     
  Flagler Palm Coast, Sarasota, West Broward, Jupiter and South Plantation.
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Vanessa Valentine, 11 - Melbourne (3) 19:18 @ South Brevard, 19:56 @ Mt. Dora
2. Emily Ahrens, 12 - Vero Beach (4) 19:25 @ South Brevard, 18:58 @ UF
3. Bridget Blake, 10 - Dr. Phillips (1) 20:05 @ FACA, 19:13 @ UF
4. Mary Kate Ponder, 11 - Mandarin (8) 19:19 @ Katie Caples
5. Elle Baker, 12 - Melbourne (22) 20:08 @ Mt. Dora
6. Bryce Seymour, 10 - Hagerty (NR) 19:24 @ Hagerty, 19:41 @ Astronaut
7. Kristin Yocum, 12 - Winter Springs (17) 19:41 @ East River, 19:55 @ UF
8. Regan Farrow, 10 - Lake Howell (NR) 19:47 @ Hagerty, 19:55 @ Lake Brantley
9. Julia Rodriguez, 10 - Plant (16) 19:58 @ FACA
10. Victoria Villarnovo, 11 - Lourdes (12) 20:00 @ FACA, 20:19 @ Mt. Dora
11. Kaitlyn Campo, 10 - Olympia (NR) 20:23 @ Mt. Dora
12. Natalie Concepcion, 11 - Ferguson (13) 19:42 @ Falcon
13. Bianca Barrios, 9 - Lourdes (NR) 19:57 @ FACA, 20:49 @ Mt. Dora
14. Emily Hernandez, 9 - Sunset (NR) 19:59 @ Falcon
15. Katherine Ralston, 10 - Plant (25) 20:06 @ FACA
16. Dana Demsky, 10 - Dr. Phillips (11) 20:10 @ FACA
17. Alessandra Valdes, 12 - Lourdes (7) 20:10 @ FACA, 20:42 @ Mt. Dora
18. Theresa Duncan, 10 - Mandarin (NR) 20:12 @ Katie Caples
19. Kali Benavides, 12 - Killian (NR) 20:20 @ Gulliver, 20:17 @ Falcon
20. Mary Hall, 12 - Seminole (NR) 20:24 @ FACA
21. Caroline Gibson, 10 - Plant (NR) 20:28 @ FACA
22. Danielle Kissel, 11 - Plant (NR) 20:31 @ FACA
23. Courtney Filliben, 10 - Lourdes (6) 20:36 @ FACA. 20:45 @ Mt. Dora
24. Lourdes Brea, 9 - Lourdes (NR) 20:33 @ FACA. 20:53 @ Mt. Dora
25. Alex Eaton, 9 - St. Petersburg (NR) 19:50 @ UF
26. Rachel Singer, 9 - Winter Springs (NR) 19:52 @ UF
27. Sarah Miller, 11 - Sarasota Riverview (24) 20:37 @ FACA, 19:56 @ UF
28. Kara Halfaker, 11 - Plant (NR) 20:37 @ FACA
29. Alex Payne, 11 - St. Thomas Aquinas (14) 20:37 @ Ft. Lauderdale
30. Heather Classe, 11 - Boone (NR) 20:42 @ FACA, 19:56 @ UF
  Notes: Mt. Dora tends to be one of the most difficult courses in the state and runs ~45 seconds slower than average courses. Astronaut, UF and Ed Radice tend to race a little bit faster. I tried to place the most emphasis on head-to-head results, but that might not always workout when comparing multiple performances.
       
  Others to look for (random order):    
  Grace Thomas, 12 - Vero Beach (2) 20:09 @ South Brevard, 21:13 @ UF
  Isabelle Amaro, 11 - West Broward (15) NO RESULTS
  Chloe Sell, 11 - West Broward (18) NO RESULTS
  Maite Moscoso, 10 - Lake Brantley (NR) 20:39 @ Hagerty. 21:03 @ Lake Brantley
  Amy Ankli, 11 - Hagerty (NR) 20:51 @ Hagerty, 20:10 @ Astronaut
  Bethany Evans, 11 - Fletcher (NR) 20:46 @ Katie Caples
  Rachel Greer, 11 - Melbourne (10) 20:47 @ South Brevard
  Jocelin Adona, 11 - Spruce Creek (NR) 21:07 @ South Brevard, 20:25 @ Astronaut
  Kira Soderstorm, 11 - Winter Park (5) 21:46 @ FACA, 20:39 @ UF
  Mary Johnston, 12 - Buchholz (19) 20:54 @ Ridgeview, 20:42 @ UF
  Caroline Coleman, 11 - Boone (NR) 21:27 @ FACA, 20:43 @ UF
  Abigail Hagan, 9 - Sarasota Riverview (NR) 20:53 @ FACA, 20:45 @ UF
  Cristina Figueras, 9 - Lourdes (NR) 20:56 @ FACA
  Olivia Roche, 12 - Timber Creek (NR) 21:56 @ FACA, 20:37 @ Lake Brantley
  Rachel Miller, 12 - Winter Park (NR) 21:47 @ FACA, 20:49 @ UF
  Haley Olcott, 11 - Vero Beach (NR) 21:22 @ South Brevard, 20:50 @ UF
  Amber Johnson, 10 - Dr. Phillips (NR) 21:20 @ FACA, 20:51 @ UF
  Kayla Miller, 11 - Sarasota Riverview (NR) 20:57 @ FACA, 20:53 @ UF
  Patricia Lewis, 10 - Sarasota Riverview (NR) 20:58 @ FACA, 20:55 @ UF
  Kaitlyn Kelly, 11 - Spruce Creek (NR) 21:36 @ South Brevard, 20:52 @ Astronaut
  Alexis Beaudoin, 12 - Melbourne (NR) 21:35 @ South Brevard, 21:23 @ Mt. Dora

 

 

 

1A Boys Rankings:
By: Carl Egbert, Community School of Naples / cegbert@communityschoolnaples.org
 
Commentary: The first two weekends have solidified Trinity Prep and Holy Trinity as not only the top 2 teams in 1A but also two of the top teams in the entire state. Holy Trinity opened up at the FACA meet in Tampa and finished runner up to Columbus while beating Belen and Dr. Phillips with a team avg of 16:56. Trinity Prep opened up at Katie Caples and hammered the field which included Holy Trinity with a team avg of 16:05! Trinity Prep is right now the clear front runner in 1A. It is only September so a lot can happen between now and Nov. 20th.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Trinity Prep (1) Dominant @ Katie Caples with 16:05 avg
2. Holy Trinity (2) Runner up @ FACA and Katie Caples
3. Maclay (3) 2nd to Leon @ Lincoln Invite
4. PK Yonge (4) 4th @ Lincoln Invite
5. First Academy (5) 18:34 avg @ UF meet
6. Mount Dora Bible (6) 19:12 avg @ FACA
7. Bishop Snyder NR 19:19 avg @ Katie Caples
8. Circle Christian (8) 19:31 avg @ FACA
9. Northside Christian NR Opens up @ Northport on 9/25
10. Comm. School of Naples (9) 19:26 avg @ Mitchell Invite
11. Tampa Prep NR 19:26 avg @ Mitchell Invite
12. Shorecrest Prep (7) 19:35 avg @ Mitchell Invite
13. Westminster Academy (14) 19:42 avg @ Gulliver Invite
14. Covenant Christian NR 19:45 avg @ Astronaut Invite
15. St. John Neumann (12) 19:59 avg @ Seacrest Tri 
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name - Grade - Team    Time, Comments:
1. Patrick Swain - 12 - Maclay   2 x Champ still holding down top stop
2. Griffin Jaworski - 12 - Trinity Prep   15:44 @ Katie Caples
3. David Kilgore - 12 - Holy Trinity   Great races at FACA and Katie Caples
4. Ryan Gousse - 11 - Trinity Prep   Huge race @ Katie Caples 15:54
5. Dan Salas - 10 - Trinity Prep   15:57 @ Katie Caples
6. Joey Castagnaro - 11 - Holy Trinity   16:17 @ Katie Caples
7. Whitney Chase - 12 - Trinity Prep   16:17 @ Katie Caples
8. Dan Moore - 11 - Holy Trinity   16:22 @ Katie Caples
9. Evan Rosenberg - 12 - Trinity Prep   16:36 @ Katie Caples
10. Michael Miller - 12 - Kings Academy   16:52 @ Kings Academy Invite
11. Garret Westlake - 10 - PKY   16:54 @ Lincoln Invite
12. Alex Brown - 10 - Holy Trinity   16:58 @ Katie Caples
13. Mark Mutz - 11 - Lakeland Christian   16:59 @ Winter Haven
14. Zeke Zauner - 11 - Covenant Christian   17:07 @ Astronaut Invite
15. Austin Stevens - 12 - Maclay   17:07 @ Lincoln Invite

 

 

2A Boys Rankings:
By: Austin Scott, Cardinal Gibbons HS - scott@cghsfl.org
 
Commentary: Sorry for the delay! … Has Cypress Lake run anywhere?
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Estero, 3 (3) 16:57 average at UF, 17:38 at Ed Radice
2. Bishop Kenny, 1 (4) 17:28 on their own campus course
3. Nease, 1 (--) 17:34 at BK
4. Astronaut, 2 (9) 17:36 at Chain of Lakes
5. Ransom Everglades, 4 (5) 17:55 at Ed Radice (and 18:21 at a slow Ferguson Invite in Miami)
6. Berkeley Prep, 3 (1) 17:38 at UF, 18:16 at Ed Radice
7. Pensacola Catholic, 1 (11) 17:56 at BK
8. Matanzas, 1 (14) 17:54 at BK
9. West Florida, 1 (13) 17:55 at BK
10. Bolles, 1 (15) 17:57 at BK
11. Tampa Jesuit, 3 (2) 18:33 at Ed Radice
           
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Mac Reynolds, 11 - Nease (15) 16:24 at Bishop Kenny
2. Tim Hendricks, 12 - North Broward Prep (1) 16:42 at Ed Radice
3. Aaron Rojas, 11 - Estero (7) 16:07 at UF, 16:55 at Ed Radice
4. Nicholas Palermo, 11 - North Broward Prep (3) 16:55 at Thompson Park in Miami
5. Corey Mundy, 12 - Clay (18) 16:50 at Bishop Kenny
6. David Drumm, 11 - Matanzas (NR) 16:58 at Bishop Kenny
7. Alex Hernandez, 10 - Estero (NR) 16:59 at UF
8. Julian Chavez, 11 - Estero (NR) 17:00 at UF
9. Matthew Morris, 11 - Bolles (19) 17:00 at Bishop Kenny
10. Matt Walker, 10 - Bishop Kenny (NR) 17:01 at Bishop Kenny
11. Dieumy Duclos, 12 - Godby (12) 17:03 at Lincoln Invit. In Tallahassee
12. Tyler Bridges, 12 - Astronaut (5) 17:12 at Chain of Lakes
13. Nicolas Mascardo, 12 - West Florida (NR) 17:07 at Bishop Kenny
14. Michael Rosenbach, 12 - Berkeley Prep (9) 17:19 at Ed Radice
15. Tyler Amato, 12 - Archbishop McCarthy (10) 17:19 at Thompson Park in Miami
16. Aaron Desena, 12 - Cocoa (NR) 17:21 at Chain of Lakes
17. Conor Kelley, 12 - Archbishop McCarthy (13) 17:25 at Thompson Park in Miami
18. Bert Irigoyen, 11 - Ransom Everglades (11) 16:48 at Ed Radice, but dropped head-to-head in Miami
 

 

 

3A Boys Rankings:
By: David Gardner, Timber Creek HS- david.gardner@ocps.net
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. BELEN JESUIT (MIAMI) # 1 REGION 4 (2) The Wolverines were obviously not too happy about their 2nd place ranking preseason week.  They proved to everyone at Gainesville they're the team to beat in 3A, however if it wasn't for the fab freshman Magoulas this team would be dead even with Charlotte.  You know what I said about a foot race in the end...
2. CHARLOTTE  (PUNTA GORDA)  # 1 REGION 3 (1) After a subpar performance in the muddy waters at FACA, the fighting Tarps swam their way back into contention at The Dew.  They need a strong showing from their 4-5 to give Belen a run in the end.  It’s a long season…
3. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (PENSACOLA)# 1 REGION 1 (4) I guess rankings on paper don't lie…the only thing stopping this group from securing the Top spot is a #1 punch and a stronger #5.  A 16:42 AVG at the Wildcat Invite makes them viable contenders in Dade City this year.
4. LEON (TALLAHASSEE) # 2 REGION 1 (3) Leon's seniors are on the prowl early, but Stafford desperately needs to find his pride if Leon's hopes for a 4-Peat are in order.  With the lowest 1-5 split, if the Lions improve together the TOP 3 are easy prey.
5. FORT WALTON  BEACH (FT. WALTON BCH) # 3 REGION 1 (6) The Boys from FWB just edged out a determined Niceville crew last week at the Wildcat Invite.  The problem for them right now is the lack of frontrunners, however if Dearmon and Ammons set sail, the Vikes ship may be too far away for teams to catch this year.
6. NICEVILLE (NICEVILLE) #4 REGION 1 (13) The Eagles have gone from naughty to "Nice" in one quick week.  It doesn't hurt when you bring in two stud freshman (Howell and Morken) who fill your Top 5.  Experience will be the key question as The 'Ville moves forward, but with a solid amount of depth the sky is the limit for this squad.  
7. WIREGRASS RANCH (WESLEY CHAPEL)  # 1 REGION 2 (5) The Ranch had high hopes for this season, but with the mysterious set back to Pulsifer the journey to the TOP 5 has been halted…for now.  This squad could still stampede come State time.  As long as they keep the herd together and Riley keeps leading a State title could be in the reigns. 
8. CHILES (TALLAHASSEE)  #5 REGION 1 (7) The Wolves "One man wolf pack" is still going strong, although the recent surge of Seniors Sutton and Vannoy have lightened the load for their younger pups. Buzzard is still the Alpha for Chiles, but needs to lead his 4-5 to better results if this pack wants a taste of the Top 5 this year.
9. LAND O LAKES (LAND O LAKES) # 2 REGION 2 (18) Is it really any surprise that Coach K has another stacked squad?  Get ready for these guys to play the underdog all year, but I think this group doesn't mind.  The Gators just keeping on getting better and it won't stop until Dade City.  The emergence of two solid freshman means this group could make a run for Top 5 honors in the end.
10. BARTRAM TRAIL (ST. JOHNS) # 6 REGION 1 (12) Big Brother Bartram is the last one in from the Region of Torture.  Unfortunately for Creekside they are left at home again to hear about how Jimmy "did his thang".  The Trail have a solid 1-2 punch, but will need their 3,4,5 to step up if they want to avoid a nail biting finish at Region.
11. FT. MYERS (FT. MYERS) # 2 REGION 3 (11)  
12. NATURE COAST TECH (BROOKSVILLE) # 3 REGION 2 (19)  
13. ST. CLOUD (ST. CLOUD) #2 REGION 4 (14)  
14. CREEKSIDE (ST. JOHNS) # 7 REGION 1, OUT OF STATE CHAMP.  (10)  
15. GEORGE JENKINS (LAKELAND) # 4 REGION 2 (NR)  
16. NAVARRE (NAVARRE) #8 REGION 1,  OUT OF STATE CHAMP (17)  
17. RIDGEVIEW (ORANGE PARK) # 9 REGION 1, OUT OF STATE CHAMP. (NR)  
18. OVIEDO (OVIEDO) # 5 REGION 2 (20)  
19. OCALA VANGUARD (OCALA)  #10 REGION 1, OUT OF STATE CHAMP. (8)  
20. LINCOLN (TALLAHASSEE) # 11 REGION 1, OUT OF STATE CHAMP. (NR)  
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1.  Jimmy Clark, Creekside  (1) He's still Superman in 3A.  With a 15:18 at Katie Caples, I'm likely to believe the speeding bullet loses this race.
2.  Elliot Clemente, Belen Jesuit  (2) A 15:30 at The Dew is still just short of Clark's Kryptonite.
3.  Tyler Cardillo, Charlotte  (5) My dark horse of the season is now riding into the light after a stellar performance at The Dew
4.  Will Bridges, Edgewater  (10) He's Back…Bridges is healthy and ready to "Draw" himself closer to the TOP 3
5.  Alex Foss, George Jenkins (18) Domo Arigato... No assembly required for this Robot…Foss may be Boss this year.
6.  Kamal Korso, Terry Parker (3) The fact that he has no results can't keep Korso out of the TOP 10 unless an injury has surfaced
7.  Joseph Lindsay, Belen Jesuit (12) Lindsay gets the lucky 7th spot here, edging out Schnulle by 3/100 of a second.  The team title may come down to just that.
8.  Ryan Schnulle, Charlotte (NR) I told you I wasn't crazy, with the help of Schnulle Charlotte is a legit contender for the State Title.
9.  Jacob Kotick, Booker T. Washington  (NR) Not the Wildcat you were expecting here, a 16:22 to open the season makes Kotick a contender.
10.  Quincy O' Connor, Celebration  (NR) A Manhattan Mystery??? Does this new kid on the block have "The Right Stuff"…we will see.
11.  Taylor Buzzard, Chiles (NR) 16:28 at Katie Caples
12.  Anthony Borrego, Charlotte (NR) 16:32 at Mountain Dew
13.  Peter Fricke, Booker T. Washington (9) 16:32 at Wildcat Invite
14.  Riley Doherty, Leon (4) 16:33 at Carrollton Invite
15.  Harsha Torke, Viera (7) 16:39 at a slow Astronaut Invite
16.  Thomas Arnold, Booker T. Washington (NR) 16:33 at Wildcat Invite
17.  Ian Bordelon, Booker T. Washington (20) 16:33 at Wildcat Invite
18.  Josh Reilly, Wiregrass Ranch (NR) 16:34 at Mitchell Invite
19.  John Hazelton, Leon (19) 16:38 at Carrollton Invite
20  Kolby Watson, Ridgewood (NR) 16:40 at Mitchell Invite

 

 

 

 

4A Boys Rankings:
By: Jorge Fleitas, Columbus HS - jfleitas@columbushs.com
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Columbus (1) They have a chance to show they are the all class Florida  #1 with a trip to Great American but only time will tell
2. Colonial (5) You have to love those young guns so far, they seem to be the only team that can make a move on Columbus
3. Dr. Phillips (2)  They will get their chance to really make a statement in Alabama at SE Showdown.
4. HB Plant (3) It took one week to get the vultures off their backs after FACA.Plant will not stay down for long, look for them to have a good showing at flrunners.
5. John I Leonard (4) Pickering and Charles makes John I Leonard a threat and the darkhorse every Race.
6. Winter Park (9) That was quite a bounce back performance from FACA. All those ready to bury the Park might want to put the shovels back in the garage. They're just fine and I see them moving into the top 5 before its all over
7. Buchholz (NR) Surprise, surprise. Chris Godwin has been running impresive, making them the early-season surprise. 
8. Spruce Creek (11) This was another surprise team opening up the season big with a win over Hagerty at Astronaut Invite
9. Boone (7) You want proof of value with John Logan Hines this team can finish in the top 5 without him they could fall out of the top 10.
10. Hagerty (NR) They've already taken major steps forward in this program to be a top 10 team and It seems its going to be that kind of season.
11. Seminole (12)  
12. Fleming Island (15)  
13. Olympia (NR)  
14. Winter Springs (NR)  
15. Vero Beach (13)  
       
Individual Rankings:         
  Athlete Name – Team   (Prev.)  
1. Armando Del Valle--Columbus   (1)  
2. Ryan Pickering--John I Leonard   (2)  
3. Phil Duncan-- Boone     (3)  
4. Eduardo Garcia- Mandarin     (5)  
5. Chris Godwin-- Buchholz     (21)  
6. Max del Monte- Chamberlain   (4)  
7. Mark Gulesian--Columbus     (10)  
8. Anderson Charles-- John I Leonard   (8)  
9. Jose Estevez--Columbus     (15)  
10. John Logan Hines--Boone     (6)  
11. Andres Aroyo-- Colonial     (NR)  
12. Nick Posada- Winter Park     (12)  
13. Dylan Cook -- Coral Reef     (18)  
14. Josh Boggs-- Dr.Phillips     (19)  
15. Nick Posada- Winter Park     (12)  
16. Otniel Teixeira-- Lake Brantley   (16)  
17. Chase Sutton-- Seminole     (7)  
18. Raul Montoya-- Ferguson     (17)  
19. John Profitt- Colonial     (NR)  
20 Logan Kruse-- Dr. Phillips     (13)  
21. Jake Covington--Chamberlain   (22)  
22. Dominic Patrick-- Vero Beach   (20)  
23. Santiago Zerda- Coral Glades   (11)  
24. Bo Nalsen-- HB Plant     (14)  

 

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