FACA Pollster's Official XC Post Pre-State Rankings! *Update #3!*

So while the regular season is winding down and we're getting ready for the championship weeks and the post-season, let's get a look at the rankings after the last real big meet weekend which has plenty of results and shake ups thanks to the Pre-state Meet in Dade City. Here's what our volunteer pollsters think for this week...

 

 

1A Girls Rankings:
By: Paul White - Lakelandtrack@aol.com
 
Commentary: Not any real changes in rankings. However, times are dropping and 1A girls own 3 of the top 5 times in FL. 
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Holy Trinity Academy, 2 -  1 One of the Top Teams in SE US!
2. Oak Hall, 1 2  
3. Providence, 1 3  
4. Community Sch, 3 4  
5. Maclay, 1
9  
6. Geneva, 2 5  
7. First Academy, 2 7  
8. Westminister Academy, 4 8  
9. Indian Rocks, 3 11  
10. Northside Christian, 3 12  
11. Keswick, 3 10  
12. Florida Christian Sch, 4 13  
13. Aucilla Christian, 1 8  
14. St Johns Country Day NR  
15. St John Neumann NR  
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  
1. Kathryn Fluehr, 12 - Comm. Sch. of Naples 1  
2. Erika Fluehr, 12- CSN 2  
3. Julie Wollrath, 8- HTA 3  
4. Brittney Olinger, 9- Oak Hall 6  
5. Stefanie Kurgatt 10- Maclay 4  
6. Teresa Ristow, 12- HTA 5  
7. Emily Edwards, 9- Canterbury 7  
8. Katelyn Greenleaf, 11- Northside Christian 8  
9. Christina McKinney 9- Mt Dora Bible 17  
10. Mackenzie Wilson 7- Geneva 9  
11. McKenzie Drummer 10- HTA 10  
12. Mollie Jones 12- Geneva 12  
13. Sabrina Whiting 9- Seffner Christian 11  
14. Danielle Vanlier 7- Providence 13  
15. Emily VanGelder 11- Oak Hall 16  
16. Sarah Candiano 8- Evangelical Christian NR  
17. Camille Jackson 10- Providence 14  
18. Kaili Corcoran 12- HTA 15  
19. Kelly Fahey 10- Trinity Prep 18  
20 Kristen Sweeney 10- Maclay 19  
21. Brianna Wahy 10- HTA 24  
22. Lori Frazier 12- HTA 20  
23. Ali Cobb 12- HTA 21  
24. Emily Crist 9- First Academy 25  
25. Anna Berry 9- Seacrest Country Day NR  

 

 

2A Girls Rankings:
By: Gerry Spring Lake Highland Prep - gspring@lhps.org
 
Commentary: An interesting two weeks capped of by some great results at Pre state and a few other venues. An apology ahead of time to those girls in the small school event at the Ranch - these results may not accurately reflect those results - I will add them as I can. Districts are now in sight so head to head competition may have the most impact in the weeks to come. Any input from coaches regarding injuries/sickness etc greatly appreciated.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Estero  1 A great win at pre state over L Ranch and Chiles - 18:47 team average!!!
2. Cocoa Beach     2 2 2nd to Holy Trinity at HTA - wish u were at Pre state! Make my life easier
3. Bolles 4 Led by Rebecca Chandler's HUGE race - they get the nod this week - 19 22 average
4 Titusville  3 Win their home meet - 19 30 team average - still very close
5. Academy of Holy Names 5 Great run by Colleen -  AHN runs without #2 - holding on
5 Bishop Kenny      1 6 Solid result at pre state - 20 16 team average
7. West Florida Tech 7 Win Dolphin Dash - I am not familiar with the course - wish they were at pre state to stir the pot
8. Bishop Moore        2 10 Wins small school at pre state - close win head to head over 9 and 10
9. Matanzas 8 2 points behind B Moore! Whew!
10. Pine Crest 14 Solid move up in head to head match up 3rd in small school
11 Rockledge NR Jumps up with another solid result 3rd at terrier invite 20 48 average
12. Episcopal 12 Ran Friday at pre state - missed all the head to head battles Saturday
13. Lincoln Park 13 4th at HTA - Solid #1 and 2 - were all healthy at HTA?
14. Carrolton 10 Ran at Larry and Penny - is it truly a slow course? 2nd place at Jr Orange bowl
15. American Heritage 9 4th place behind Carrolton at Jr Orange bowl - 
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Kacy Smith - Estero 2 back on top after edging out N Carpio at pre state- 17 59
2. Shelby Davidson - Cocoa Beach 3 2nd behind Wolrath at HTA - 17 45
3. Nicole Carpio - Ransom 1 10th at pre state in elite race
4. Rebecca Chandler - Bolles 6 HUGE RESULT at pre state meet - 17:58! 5th place in elite race at the ranch
5. Stephanie Schappert - PJP II 4 No result this week? Any news?
6. Laurel Brennan - N Broward Prep 5 Continues to improve - 18 32 at the Ranch
7. Colleen Doherty - AHN 17 WOW - BIG jump - welcome to the top 10! 18 48 at pre state meet
8. Maria Frank - Estero  9 18 49 at pre state - great job by all the estero girls
9. Katie Solis - Estero  7 18 50 at the Ranch - Can any one else in 2a get three under 19?
10. Teresa Huff - Titusville 19 18 54 at home meet - Great run!
10 Danielle Lusk - Rockledge NR 18 57 at Titusville - leads R ledge in to the "Under the Radar"team
12. Bethany Jenkins - Estero  12 Drops to 19 03 - Congrats
13. Aja Curth - Estero 8 19 06 - what a Pack!
14. Eva Vitucci - Titusville 10 19 14 at Terrier inv - very consistent results
15. Katie Slater - Estero  14 19 15 at pre state 
16. Savannah Bradley - Cocoa Beach 10 19 23 at HTA 19 18 pr
17. Joanna McCoy - Coral Shores  13 19 20 at Orange Bowl
18. Daesha Rogers - Am Heritage NR left out of the last results - sorry
19 Christine Marcano - Matanzas 13  
20 Holly Page - Bishop Moore NR  

 

 

 

3A Girls Rankings:
By: Andy Holmes, Seffner Christian Academy- aholmes@scacrusaders.com
 
Commentary: Great competition took place this past weekend at Pre-State, with good head-to-head matchups, and possible previews of the state meet. Lakewood Ranch just edged out Chiles to maintain the number one spot. Most teams will be winding down their regular season and will prepare for county championships this weekend, and then on to state series. Once again, we are going 25 deep in team rankings to simulate the state meet. Several teams have burst on to the scene to crack the top 25. Individual rankings were based on head-to-head matchups whenever possible. Some teams did participate in low key meets this past weekend, and performed well.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Lakewood Ranch (1) 18:53; Mustangs maintain #1 spot with 6 point victory over Chiles at Pre-State
2. Chiles (2) 18:45; Defending champs are right on the heels of LWR
3. Fort Walton Beach (3) 19:48; Solid 8th in elite division at Pre-State
4. Niceville (5) 19:54; No races this weekend, will be rested for Panhandle Championships this weekend
5. Creekside (4) 19:53; Not far behind FWB, at Pre-State, with whom they will do battle for the 3rd spot at state, alon with Niceville
6. Oviedo (22) 20:09; By far the biggest jump and maybe surprise of the year; not a lot of big meets, but they are legt, runner-up at Terrier Invite
7. Fort Myers (6) 20:45; Split squad between Pre-State Elite and Triton Invite
8. Wiregrass Ranch (7) 20:29; Top 2 ran elite on Saturday, while remaining squad ran Friday Varsity, where they placed 3rd
9. Ida S. Baker (10) 20:36; Won the Large School division at Pre-State
10. Naples (8) 20:49; Met firm competition in elite dvision at Pre-State, but posted good results
11. Gulf Coast (16) 20:54; Placed 3rd at Triton Invite without #3 and #4 runners, quickly climbing the board
12. South Fork (14) 20:56; Runner-up in Large School Division at Pre-State
13. Choctawhatchee (13) 21:14; No races this past weekend, but took 5th at FSU Invite
14. Harmony (11) 21:01; 4th in Large School Division at Pre-State
15. Ridgeview (9) 20:57; 5th in Large School Division at Pre-State
16. Martin County (25) 21:13; 5th at Titusville Terrier Invite
17. Vanguard (19) 21:17; Took 5th at Friday Pre-State
18. Charlotte (23) 21:05; 6th at Pre-State Large School
19. Lake Region (15) 21:28; 12th at Pre-State Large School
20.  King (17) 21:32; 13th at Pre-State Large School
21. Seminole Osceola (24) 21:47; 9th at Friday Pre-State
22. Pine Forest (NR) 21:41; Runner-up at Black Cat Invite; will look to advance in State Series with 1-2 tandem of Lott and Wachob
23. Viera (NR) 21:42; 6th at HTA Fall Classic
24. Merritt Island (12) 21:58; Runner-up at Cocoa Invite
25.  Ridgewood (NR) 21:58; 16th at Pre-State Large School
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Lily Williams, 11 Chiles (1) 17:44; Maintains stronghold on the #1 position, finishing 2nd only to Kathryn Fluehr at Pre-State Elite
2. Carly Thomas, 11 Chiles (2) 17:55; 1-2 combination with Williams keeps Chiles right there with Lakewood Ranch; 4th at Pre-State Elite
3. Olivia Ortiz, 10 Lakewood Ranch (4) 18:15; Top finisher for the Ranch at Pre-State Elite, 9th place
4. Darroneshia Lott, 12 Pine Forest (5) 18:54; Has not participate in many high-profile meets, but may be a dark horse for the individual title
5. Grace VanDeGrift, 12 Durant (2) 18:34; Finishes a solid 14th at Pre-State Elite on limited rest the night before; will also be in the hunt for individual title
6. Sarah Spann, 12 Fort Myers (6) 18:37; No reported races since flrunners, but will be a factor
7. Rachel Petrik, 11 Fort Myers (8) 18:38; Top finisher for Fort Myers at Pre-State Elite in 15th
8. Kristin Zarrella, 10 Lakewood Ranch (7) 18:44; 2nd finisher for the Ranch at Pre-State of their "Fab 4" of sophomores, 17th place
9. Jodie McGuff, 12 Chiles (17) 18:44; Makes a huge jump in the polls with big PR in Pre-State Elite, 18th place
10. Devin McDermott, 11 Lakewood Ranch (10) 18:47; Elder statesman for the Ranch makes top 20 at Pre-State Elite
11. Natalie Novak, 10 Lakewood Ranch (16) 18:48; Right behind McDermott by 1 second at Pre-State Elite
12. Courtney Russo, 11 Fort Myers (19) 19:12; Stays home and participates in Triton Invite, taking runner-up for a split squad Fort Myers team
13. Chloe Benoist, 10 Lecanto (12) 19:01; Runs unattached and finishes 27th at Pre-State Elite
14. Nikita Shah, 10 Wiregrass Ranch (9) 19:21; Has an off-day at Pre-State, but will be up there when it matters most
15. Anne-Marie Blaney, 11 Belleview (20) 19:15; Big PR and first place finish at Whispering Pines vaults her into top 15
16. Lauren Rodriguez, 11 Creekside (18) 19:12; Top finisher for the Knights, who put their top 5 under 20:20
17. Kelli Williams, 12 Mitchell (11) 19:14; Track star stays in the top 20 with top 40 finish in Pre-State Elite
18. Ali Wilbur, 12 Baker (NR) 19:17; Runner-up spot in Pre-State Large School
19. Sarah Devaux, 12 Fort Walton Beach (15) 19:17; Top finisher for FWB at Pre-State Elite
20 Dayna Cline, 12 King (21) 19:18; Places 3rd at Pre-State Large School with another PR
21. Alexis Irwin, 11 Osceola (NR) 19:30; 4th at the Friday Pre-State race; consistently in top 5 of every race she runs
22. Caroline Barlow, 9 Gulf Coast (NR) 19:12; 3rd at Triton Invite, part of a team we will hear more about
23. Shelby Blaes, 12 Vanguard (NR) 19:34; 5th at Friday Pre-State, finding her stride
24. Ivy Chastain, 10 Fort Walton Beach (14) 19:27; 2nd FWB finisher at Pre-State Elite
25. Ariel Grey, 12 Wiregrass Ranch (25) 19:28; Finishes ahead of training partner, teammate Shah for first time this year

 

 

4A Girls Rankings:
By: Ryan Raposo, Ferguson HS - rraposo@dadeschools.net
 
Commentary: The podium position at the state meet looks to be between three teams that have just enough of an edge over their competitors to be able to fight for it all. We still have a few weeks to go, but with the way the season has broken down, there doesn't seen to be much sway in our top four teams. Also, the top 10/11 teams have looked to be pretty solid as well and I think there is too much of a gap for the group 12th and beyond to try and catch that top 10 finish. But who knows, after all these are just rankings right?
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Lourdes Academy, 4 - (1) 19:11 Team Avg, 4th @ Pre-state Elite - They've beaten Plant three times in a row by slim margins, and heading into the stretch the Bobcats remain the team to catch.
2. Plant, 2 - (2) 19:14 Team Avg, 5th @ Pre-state Elite - Definitely the next best team around, but the depth of Lourdes just might be too much to overcome. The Panthers have some work to do.
3. Dr. Phillips, 2 - (3) 19:31 Team Avg, 7th @ Pre-state Elite - This young team keeps getting better each week, but right now the podium positions look a little too far awat to catch.
4. Vero Beach, 1 - (4) 19:49 Team Avg, 9th @ Pre-state Elite
5. Melbourne, 1 - (5) 20:46 Team Avg, 2nd @ Pre-state Friday (no #3/4)
6. Spruce Creek, 1 - (6) 20:01 Team Avg, 12th @ Pre-state Elite
7. Hagerty, 1 - (8) 20:02 Team Avg, 14th @ Pre-state Elite
8. Sarasota Riverview, 2 - (10) 20:03 Team Avg, 1st @ Pre-state Friday
9. Boone, 2 - (7) 17:18 4k Team Avg in NY
10. Mandarin, 1 - (9) 20:57 Team Avg, 3rd @ Buccholz (minus #1, 3, 5)
11. Winter Park, 2 - (12) 20:07 Team Avg, 15th @ Pre-state Elite
12. Olympia, 2 -  (15) 20:43 Team Avg, 17th @ Pre-state Elite
13. Ferguson, 4 - (13) 21:05 Team Avg, 1st @ Jr Orange Bowl; 2nd @ Tri-County
14. St. Thomas, 3 - (11) 20:01 Team Avg (3 mile), 3rd @ Tri-County
15. Newsome, 1 - (NR) 20:56 Team Avg, 3rd @ Pre-state Large
16. Spanish River, 3 - (16) 22:04 Team Avg, 1st @ Southwest Invite
17. Sunset, 4 - (18) 20:42 Team Avg (3 mile), 8th @ Tri-County
18. Killian, 4 - (17) 21:28 Team Avg, 23rd @ Pre-state Elite; 10th @ Tri-County
19. Cypress Bay, 3 - (19) No Results?
20. Park Vista, 3 -  (21) 22:09 Team Avg, 2nd @ Southwest Invite
21. West Broward, 3 - (22) 21:17 Team Avg (3 mile), 11th @ Tri-County
22. Northwestern, 4 - (NR) 22:16 Team Avg, 3rd @ Jr Orange Bowl
23. Flangan, 3 - (23) 21:58 Team Avg (3 mile), 15th @ Tri-County
24. Coral Reef, 4 - (20) 23:19 Team Avg, 6th @ Jr Orange Bowl (No #2)
  Slipping Teams -     
  Lake Mary, 1 - 21:14 Team Avg, 7th in Pre-state Large
  Upcoming Teams-         
  Northeast (St. Pete), 2; Freedom (Tampa), 1; Colonial, 1
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Bridget Blake, 10 - Dr. Phillips (1) 18:09 @ Pre-state Elite
2. Emily Ahrens, 12 - Vero Beach (3) 18:24 @ Pre-state Elite
3. Grace Thomas, 12 - Vero Beach (6) 18:25 @ Pre-state Elite
4. Dana Demsky, 10 - Dr. Phillips (7) 18:43 @ Pre-state Elite
5. Vanessa Valentine, 11 - Melbourne (2) 18:47 @ Pre-state Friday
6. Bryce Seymour, 10 - Hagerty (12) 18:56 @ Pre-state Elite
7. Caroline Gibson, 10 - Plant (10) 18:59.5 @ Pre-state Elite
8. Victoria Villarnovo, 11 - Lourdes (15) 18:59.9 @ Pre-state Elite
9. Mary Kate Ponder, 11 - Mandarin (4) No Results?
10. Kali Benavides, 12 - Killian (13) 19:02 @ Pre-state Elite
11. Cristina Figueras, 9 - Lourdes (39) 19:08.0 @ Pre-state Elite
12. Kaitlyn Campo, 10 - Olympia (8) 19:08.9 @ Pre-state Elite
13. Alex Eaton, 9 - St. Petersburg (30) 19:10 @ Pre-state Large
14. Catherine Ventura, 12 - Lourdes (22) 19:11.3 @ Pre-state Elite
15. Katherine Ralston, 10 - Plant (19) 19:11.5 @ Pre-state Elite
16. Danielle Kissel, 11 - Plant (18) 19:12 @ Pre-state Elite
17. Courtney Filliben, 10 - Lourdes (23) 19:14 @ Pre-state Elite
18. Julia Rodriguez, 10 - Plant (16) 19:18 @ Pre-state Elite
19. Morgan Hull, 9 - Palm Beach Central (24) 19:48 @ Southwest Invite (2nd)
20. Elle Baker, 12 - Melbourne (5) 19:19.1 @ Pre-state Friday
21. Ciera Williams, 12 - Winter Park (29) 19:19.8 @ Pre-state Elite
22. Alessandra Valdes, 12 - Lourdes (14) 19:24.6 @ Pre-state Elite
23. Sarah Miller, 11 - Sarasota Riverview (28) 19:24.7 @ Pre-state Friday
24. Kara Halfaker, 11 - Plant (26) 19:29.1 @ Pre-state Elite
25. Amy Ankli, 11 - Hagerty (NR) 19:29.6 @ Pre-state Elite
26. Regan Farrow, 10 - Lake Howell (17) No Results?
27. Kristin Yocum, 12 - Winter Springs (43) 19:34 @ Pre-state Large
28. Kira Soderstorm, 11 - Winter Park (40) 19:38 @ Pre-state Elite
29. Zoe Volenec, 11 - Spruce Creek (NR) 19:39 @ Pre-state Elite
30. Isabelle Amaro, 11 - West Broward (48) 18:55 @ Tri-County (3 mile)
  Notes: Pre-state did a great job of showing us how vulnerable you can be if you have a bad day as an athlete. Make sure to bring you’re a-game to every race girls, the competition is fierce from top to bottom!
  Mock State Score: Lourdes- 72, Plant- 80
       
  Others to look for:    
  Alyssa Hamel, 11 - Olympia (NR) 19:42 @ Pre-state Elite
  Amber Johnson, 10 - Dr. Phillips (44) 19:43 @ Pre-state Elite
  Brianna Jackson, 10 - Newsome (NR) 19:45 @ Pre-state Large
  Abigail Hagan, 9 - Sarasota Riverview (41) 19:46 @ Pre-state Friday
  Emily Hernandez, 9 - Sunset (25) 19:02 @ Tri-County (3 mile)
  Lourdes Brea, 9 - Lourdes (9) 19:49 @ Pre-state Elite
  Kayla Miller, 11 - Sarasota Riverview (42) 19:51.3 @ Pre-state Friday
  Haley Olcott, 11 - Vero Beach (47) 19:51.600 @ Pre-state Elite
  Lindsey Sullivan, 9 - Spruce Creek (NR) 19:51.601 @ Pre-state Elite
40. Jocelin Adona, 11 - Spruce Creek (27) 19:53 @ Pre-State Elite
  Bianca Barrios, 9 - Lourdes (11) 19:54 @ Pre-state Elite
  Natalie Concepcion, 11 - Ferguson (32) 20:05 @ Jr Orange Bowl
  Theresa Duncan, 10 - Mandarin (37) 19:57 @ Buchholz
  Patricia Lewis, 10 - Sarasota Riverview (45) 20:00.0 @ Pre-state Friday
  Amanda Spring, 10 - Northeast (St. P) (NR) 20:00.8 @ Pre-State Large
  Kaitlyn Kelly, 11 - Spruce Creek (35) 20:03 @ Pre-State Elite
  Savannah Dearden, 12 - St. Petersburg (NR) 20:04 @ Pre-State Elite
  Rachel Miller, 12 - Winter Park (49) 20:09 @ Pre-state Elite
  Antonia Simms, 11 - Lourdes (31) 20:10 @ Pre-state JV Sat. (8th girl)
50. Shannon Morris, 11 - Spruce Creek (NR) 20:11 @ Pre-state Elite

 

  

1A Boys Rankings:
By: Carl Egbert - cegbert@communityschoolnaples.org
 
Commentary: Trinity Prep and Holy Trinity  are still the class of the 1A field by leaps and bounds. Holy Trinity had a narrow defeat to Estero at FSU then took care of business at their own invite. Trinity Prep had a minor hiccup at Pre-State with Salas slightly off form losing to Columbus. The individual battle is shaping up to be a great one. I can see it playing out a few different ways to be honest. Does Trinity Prep pack run to secure the title and let Kilgore , Swain and a few others go? Or could we see a replay of the state track meet where it turns into a war with say a kilometer to go? Either way it's going to be exciting.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name - Region (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Trinity Prep - 2 1 2nd @ Pre-State with 15:48 avg
2. Holy Trinity - 2 2 Won home invite with 15:57 avg
3. Maclay -  1 4 5th @ FSU with 17:05 avg
4. PKY - 1 3 6th @ FSU with 17:15 avg
5. Northside Christian - 3 8 Beat MDB @ Pre State with 1:25 1-5 split
6. Mount Dora Bible - 2 5 7th in Small School Varsity @ Pre State
7. Circle Christian - 2 7 5th @ HT Invite with 17:41 avg 
8. First Academy - 2 6 5th @ Disney behind Circle Christian
9. St. John Neumann - 3 13 18:19 avg @ Triton Invite
10. Bishop Snyder - 1 12 5th @ Bobcat Classic
11. Kings Academy - 4 NR 18:39 avg @ Pre State
12. Westminster Acadeymy - 4 10 17th @ Tri-County Meet
13. Admiral Farrugut - 3 9 9th @ Whispering Pines
14. South Florida Heat - 4 14 26th @ Tri-County Meet
15. Lakeland Christian - 3 NR 19:18  avg @ Pre State
       
Individual Rankings: 
Commentary: David Kilgore absolutely crushed the course record at his home invite running 15:14 , breaking the course record by 21 seconds. Lots of studs have raced on that course making his effort all the more impressive. Stacked up behind him are a trio of Trinity Prep runners all in the 15:30s and the 2x champ Pat Swain I'm sure will be in the conversation. So here we go with the TOP 20 individuals.
  Athlete Name – Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. David Kilgore - 12 - Holy Trinity 1 15:14 crushing course record @ HT Invite
2. Griffin Jaworski - 12 - Trinity Prep 2 15:33 @ Pre State
3. Whitner Chase - 12 - Trinity Prep 4 15:34 @ Pre State
4. Ryan Gousse - 11 - Trinity Prep 3 15:37 @ Pre State
5. Joey Castagnaro - 11 - Holy Trinity 10 15:40 @ HT invite and beat Swain @ FSU
6. Patrick Swain - 12 - Maclay 5 15:50 @ FSU
7. Daniel Moore - 11 - Holy Trinity 7 15:44 @ HT Invite
8. Daniel Salas - 10 - Trinity Prep 6 Slight hiccup with 16:18 @ Pre State
9. Evan Rosenberg - 12 - Trinity Prep 8 15:58 @ Pre State
10. Caleb Wishart - 12 - Westwood 9 Nothing on him since 16:16 @ Spanish R.
11. Garret Westlake - 10 - PKY 12 16:23 @ FSU
12. Mark Mutz - 11 - Lakeland Chr 11 16:34 @ Pre State
13. Alex Brown - 10 - Holy Trinity 13 16:25 @ HT Invite
14. Michael Fisher - 12 - Brevard Heat NR 16:27 @ HT Invite
15. Sam Goldberg - 11 - Trinity Prep 14 16:41 @ HT Invite
16. Ezekial Zauner - 12 - Covenant Chr NR 16:39 @ HT Invite
17. Tristan Kattenberg - 10 - Holy Trinity NR 16:42 @ HT Invite
18. Mike Miller - 12 - Kings Academy NR 16:43 @ Pre State
19. Jordan Brown -11- PKY 15 16:43 @ FSU
20 Austin Stevens - 12- Maclay NR 16:44 @ FSU

 

 

2A Boys Rankings:
By: Kyle Butler - kyledbutler@gmail.com (substituting for Coach Scott, thanks Kyle!!)
 
Commentary: Well, the season is winding down and the state meet is roughly a month away. The 2A race is going to be very exciting, both individually and team wise. I am in no way an expert on 2A, so forgive me if I make any major mistakes. Good luck to everyone the rest of the season and here are my class 2A rankings.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name -    Comments:
1. Estero -   This team has come on very strong these last few weeks and recently beat Holy Trinity at the FSU Invite. Baring any major catastrophes they should claim the team title easily.
2. Berkeley Prep -   with 3 seniors and 2 juniors in the scoring 5 I expect them to have a big day at State. They should be able to hold off the hard charging group from BK.
3. Bishop Kenny -   EVERY year this team is in the top 3 of the 2A classification. This year should be no different.
4. Ransom Everglades -   This group from down south should be able to thrive under the cool temperatures that the state meet provides. They also have the coaching experience matched by few schools in the state. They will be ready to roll.
5. Astronaut -   with 4 seniors and 1 junior in their top 5 they will be ready to grab a top 3 spot at state if any of the teams in front of them slip up.
6. Tampa Jesuit    
7. Nease    
8. George M. Steinbrenner    
9. Matanzas    
10. Rockledge    
11. Cypress Lake    
12. Immokalee    
13. Robinson    
14. Cocoa Beach    
15. Pensacola Catholic    
16. Bolles    
17. Labelle    
18. West Florida Tech    
19. Lincoln Park Academy    
20. Archbishop McCarthy    
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name (Team)   Comments:
1. Bert Irigoyen (Ransom Everglades)   I called him before the season started and I stand by my pick.
2. Tim Hendricks (North Broward Prep)   Has been getting consistently faster every week. Should challenge Irigoyen for the title.
3. Aaron Rojas (Estero)   Looks to lead a pack of Estero guys to a dominating team title.
4. Nicholas Palermo (North Broward Prep)   Look for him to work with teammate Tim Hendricks up front. 
5. Michael Rosenbach (Berkeley Prep)   A top five finish for him is crucial to his team doing well.
6. Blake Lopez (Tampa Jesuit)   A consistent 15:55 guy
7. Julian Chavez (Estero)   Will lead the pack of Estero’s 2-4 guys
8. Trent Craig (Cypress Lake)   Ran really well at Flrunners.com Invite.
9. Taylor Hickey (Rockledge)   Dad is a running LEGEND. Expect him to follow in those footsteps.
10. Mac Reynolds (Nease)   The “Mac Attack” was running in the 16:20 to 16:45 range before he popped his 16:12 at Prestate. I don’t think that race was a fluke.
11. Gabriel Barron (Labelle)     
12. Jesse Littlefield (Estero)    
13. Steve Briner (Estero)    
14. Michael Barr (Bishop Kenny)    
15. Jeremy Ploplis (Cypress Lake)    
16. Anthony Plourde (Pasco)    
17. Corey Mundy (Clay)    
18. Billy Scola (Ransom Everglades)    
19. Tyler Bridges (Astronaut)    
20. Aaron Desena (Cocoa)    

 

If one 2A Boys isn't enough for everyone, here's another!! 

2A Boys Rankings:
By: Austin Scott, Cardinal Gibbons HS - scott@cghsfl.org
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  
1. Estero, 3 (1)  
2. Berkeley Prep, 3 (2)  
3. Bishop Kenny, 1 (4)  
4. Astronaut, 2 (7)  
5. Ransom Everglades, 4 (3)  
6. Tampa Jesuit, 3 (5)  
7. Steinbrenner, 3 (6)  
8. Nease, 1 (9)  
9. Rockledge, 2 (15)  
10. Matanzas, 1 (11)  
11. Immokalee, 3 (NR)  
12. Cypress Lake, 3 (8)  
13. Lincoln Park, 2 (NR)      
14. Archbishop McCarthy, 2 (NR)  
15. Pine Crest, 2 (NR)  
       
           
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1. Bert Irigoyen, 11 - Ransom Everglades (5) 15:29 at Pre-State
2. Tim Hendricks, 12 - North Broward Prep (3) 15:44 at Pre-State
3. Nicholas Palermo, 11 - North Broward Prep (1) 15:44 at FLRunners
4. Aaron Rojas, 12 - Estero (2) 15:46 at Pre-State
5. Michael Rosenbach, 12 - Berkeley Prep (11) 15:49 at Pre-State
6. Blake Lopez, 12 - Tampa Jesuit (4) 15:55 at FLRunners
7. Trent Craig, 12 - Cypress Lake (6) 16:00 at FLRunners
8. Julian Chavez, 11 - Estero (15) 16:09 at Pre-State
9. Mac Reynolds, 11 - Nease (8) 16:12 at Pre-State
10. Taylor Hickey, 11 - Rockledge (16) 16:12 at Terrier Invit.
11. Jesse Littlefield, 12 - Estero (12) 16:15 at Pre-State
12. Gabriel Barron, 12 - LaBelle (NR) 16:16 at Triton Invit.
13. Steven Briner, 10 - Estero (NR) 16:16 at Pre-State
14. Jeremy Ploplis, 12 - Cypress Lake (7) 16:22 at FLRunners
15. Michael Barr, 10 - Bishop Kenny (NR) 16:22 at Pre-State
16. Anthony Plourde, 12 - Pasco (9) 16:22 at Pre-State
17. Billy Scola, 11 - Ransom Everglades (NR) 16:23 at Pre-State
18. Corey Mundy, 12 - Clay (20) 16:28 at Menendez
19. Zach Scott, 12 - Tampa Jesuit (NR) 16:29 at Pre-State
20. Alex Main, 11 - Berkeley Prep (NR) 16:29 at Pre-State

 

 

 

3A Boys Rankings:
By: David Gardner, Timber Creek HS- david.gardner@ocps.net
 
Commentary:  Yes my friends….the insanity has returned, along with the bad jokes.  But as for the rankings, they are spot on with some major analysis and some very fast times to stir the 3A kettle.  Things are getting steamy as we stew over the last month of competition...its a pot luck season I can't wait to see plated.
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name, Region -  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. CHARLOTTE  (PUNTA GORDA)  # 1 REGION 3 (2) I would finally like to quiet all the fish stories about how picking Charlotte as my preseason #1 was the biggest "whopper" they've ever heard.  Now thanks to Cardillo and Company, The Tarps are swimming strong with what I have previously mentioned as the best 2-3-4 in 3A. Mendez has finally joined the "school" and is providing a crucial safety net at number 5.  All other teams have been fished in, Charlotte is now the new Kings of the 3A Sea.  
2. BELEN JESUIT (MIAMI) # 1 REGION 4 (1) Belen is in for a battle come November... the Wolverines are going to have to claw their way through the speed of Charlotte to hook the Tarps in Dade City.  Lindsay is going to have to close in on Schnulle if Belen wants to top the stand at Little Everglades with the "catch of the day".
3. LEON (TALLAHASSEE) # 1 REGION 1 (4) Lurking close to the Top 2, Leon has to get their 2-3-4 involved in the "hunt" if they want to defend their pride this year at State.
4. BOOKER T. WASHINGTON (PENSACOLA)# 2 REGION 1 (3) They are falling back slightly in the rankings due to a sub-par performance in Georgia...but don't judge a "Booker" by its cover.  Even though Eagles Landing is described as a fast course, these cats are no kittens.  Looks like the boys from Pensacola have been working on sharpening Harrison's claws so he can hold with the clowder.  
5. FORT WALTON  BEACH (FT. WALTON BCH) # 3 REGION 1 (7) FWB should stand for Finish With Beastliness.  That’s just what this band of Vikes is doing with the 2nd half of the season.  They have one of the Top 10's deepest squads with talent that extends like a longship and with "Dearmon the Horrible" leading the way Fort Walton could surprise attack some teams in the end and conquer the competition.   
6. NAPLES (NAPLES) # 2 REGION 3 (8) Gates stellar showing at Flrunners has set the Eagles aloft.  If brother Buddy and Fernandez can become a stronger 4-5, Naples could punch their "golden" ticket come November.
7. WIREGRASS RANCH (WESLEY CHAPEL)  # 1 REGION 2 (5) The Ranch has figured out a way to corral their top 5 into a nice herd.  Reilly is finally establishing himself as the dominant bull and Pulsifer and Hippley have made a late season charge.  Its going to come down to the "wire" for a Top 5 finish.
8. NICEVILLE (NICEVILLE) #4 REGION 1 (6) A front runner would be awfully "nice" for this group.  That is really the only thing stopping them from taking flight as one of the elite programs in 3A.  If their two young eaglets (Howell and Morken) can leave the nest and fly to new heights, the senior birds should follow.
9. FT. MYERS (FT. MYERS) #3 REGION 3 (16) Making the biggest move in the rankings is Tsunami Sam.  Ryan Stafford has gained strength and it is not a "fable" that his sidekick Brown is out to teach the competition a lesson.  The move of Ft Myers to the Top 10 is no small wake…the storm is a comin'!
10. BARTRAM TRAIL (ST. JOHNS) #5 REGION 1 (9) The Bears are clearing ground and posting times that should mark one of the last spots in the Region of Torture.  If the senior Jagemann can make a late season push, all "trails" may lead to Dade City.  
11. CREEKSIDE (ST. JOHNS) # 6 REGION 1  (13)  
12. CHILES (TALLAHASSEE)  #7 REGION 1, OUT OF STATE CHAMP. (12)  
13. LINCOLN (TALLAHASSEE) # 8 REGION 1, OUT OF STATE CHAMP. (11)  
14. LAND O LAKES (LAND O LAKES) # 2 REGION 2 (10)  
15. ST. CLOUD (ST. CLOUD) #2 REGION 4 (15)  
16. PALMETTO RIDGE (NAPLES) #4 REGION 3  (NR)  
17. IDA S. BAKER (CAPE CORAL) #5 REGION 3 (NR)  
18. MARTIN COUNTY (STUART) #3 REGION 4 (NR)  
19. OVIEDO (OVIEDO) # 3 REGION 2 (19)  
20. NATURE COAST TECH (BROOKSVILLE) # 4 REGION 2 (14)  
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  Time, Comments:
1.  Jimmy Clark, Creekside  (1) DeValle ran like a steaming locomotive at the Glades and unveiled Jimmy's "Clark" Kent identity. No need to worry for this superhero, there's no one in 3A who can put a dent in his steel cape.  Clark makes Dade City his Metropolis on November 20th.
2.  Tyler Cardillo, Charlotte  (3) El nuevo numero dos…and that's were I see him finishing in the end this year.  He was my darkhorse to begin the season and he hasn't let me down.  Put your chips on Cardillo to "Place" when it counts.
3.  Elliot Clemente, Belen Jesuit  (2) The fact that Cardillo and Schnulle made Clemente a Charlotte sandwich is not going to sit right with Elliot.  Expect him and Belen to feast in the month of November and try to make Cardillo his snack at State.
4.  Ryan Schnulle, Charlotte (4) Cardillo is not the only King in town.  Schnulle is making a case that he wants to anoint the Tarpons to greatness and lead Charlotte to the Promised Land.  
5.  Will Bridges, Edgewater  (11) Bridges is reinforced and ready to finish the season strong.  As long as troubled waters stay calm the "gate for gold" is wide open for Will to take a Top 5 at State. 
6.  Riley Doherty, Leon (5) Could he be the King of the Dade City forest…in a month we will find out if Riley can stalk down the competition for a Top 5 finish.
7.  Joseph Lindsay, Belen Jesuit (9) This is no average Joe, Lindsay is making a move to narrow the Charlotte gap, the only question is can he bring his friends with him?
8.  Quincy O' Connor, Celebration  (6) "Q Dog" is a long way from home, but were finding out this New York transfer has a bite much worse than his bark.  It could be "celebration" time in Dade City for O'Connor…
9.  Anthony Borrego, Charlotte (NR) Its "all for one and one for all" with the Charlotte trio.  Borrego is playing the role of Aramis, but finishing Top 10 on a State Championship team will suit him just fine.
10.  John Hazelton, Leon (15) Borrego was like a marked gazelle on the Dade City savannah…unfortunately for Leon's #2 lion the pursuit ended with disappointment.  Don't expect Hazelton to go hungry on November 20th.
11.  Jake Dearmon, Fort Walton Beach (NR) 15:57 The Glades
12.  Taylor Buzzard, Chiles (13) 15:57 The Glades
13.  Alex Foss, George Jenkins (16) 15:59 The Glades
14.  Harsha Torke, Viera (17) 16:01 Holy Trinity
15.  Ryan Stafford, Fort Myers (NR) 16:03 The Glades
16.  Kamal Korso, Terry Parker (NR) 16:03 Gateway Champ
17.  Bryan Hilgar, Charlotte (NR) 16:06 The Glades
18.  Herbert Gates, Naples (7) 16:00 Flrunners/16:13 The Glades
19.  Peter Fricke, Booker T. Washington (8) 16:02 Bale N Trail/16:42 Eagles Landing
20  Carlos Miranda, Palmetto Ridge (NR) 15:57 Lehigh Lightning/16:31 Triton Invite

 

 

4A Boys Rankings:
By: Jorge Fleitas, Columbus HS - jfleitas@columbushs.com
 
Team Rankings:
  Team Name  (Prev.)  Comments:
1. Columbus 1 Won Pre-State Elite Boys 
2. Dr. Phillips 3 5th at Pre State Elite Boys
3. Colonial 2 8th at Pre- State Elite Boys
4. Winter Park 6 9th at Pre- State Elite Boys
5. John I Leonard 4 Won the Orange Bowl Invite  
6. Chamberlain 7 12th at Pre-State Elite Boys
7. HB Plant 5 13th at Pre-State Elite Boys
8. Newsome NR 15th at Pre-State Elite Boys
9. Spruce Creek 14 21st at Pre- State Elite Boys
10. Vero Beach 8 Won Pre-State Large School Boys
11. Winter Springs NR Second at Pre- State Large School Boys
12. Sarasota 10 Second at Pre- State Friday Varsity Boys
13. Hagerty 11 23rd at Pre- State Elite Boys
14. Seminole 12 Second at Manasota Track Club Invite
15. St. Thomas 13 Third at Tri-County
       
Individual Rankings: 
  Athlete Name, Grade – Team (Prev.)  
1. Ryan Pickering--John I Leonard 1  
2. Armando Del Valle--Columbus 2  
3. Max del Monte- Chamberlain 3  
4. Phil Duncan-- Boone 4  
5. Eduardo Garcia- Mandarin 5  
6. Nick Posada- Winter Park 6  
7. Andres Aroyo-- Colonial 8  
8. Logan Kruse-- Dr. Phillips 22  
9. Mark Gulesian--Columbus 7  
10. Chris Godwin-- Buchholz 9  
11. Dylan Cook -- Coral Reef 10  
12. Jose Estevez--Columbus 12  
13. Josh Boggs-- Dr.Phillips 15  
14. Chase Sutton-- Seminole 24  
15. Anderson Charles-- John I Leonard 16  
16. Billy Anguish-- Winter Park 20  
17. Jake Covington--Chamberlain 11  
18. Santiago Zerda- Coral Glades 13  
19. Daniel Millay-- Dr.Phillips 19  
20 Bo Nalsen-- HB Plant 14  
21. Jesus Rivas-- Hialeah 17  
22. Dominic Patrick-- Vero Beach 18  
23. Cody Decker -- Colonial NR  
24. Andrew Carpenter-- Spruce Creek NR  
25. Manny Garcia-- Columbus NR  

 

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  • plyoman / 4 Years Ago
    Just going to take this moment to say how proud I am of the Northside Christian Boys team. This is the same team that placed 9th in there region just last year. It is through hard work and a competitive spirit that they find there ranking in the top 5 of there classification. I pray continued health on these young men so they may have the opportunity to compete at the level that they desire.
  • CoachRaposo / 4 Years Ago
    I know I haven't said it yet this season, but Coach Gardner's 3A Boys comments are the best. Keep it up David!!
  • studlyRE / 4 Years Ago
    WHY ARE 2A BOYS NEVER POSTED ON TIME?!
  • lanasat1 / 4 Years Ago
    ^ I wonder this also
  • gard2900 / 4 Years Ago
    Thanks Ryan! I appreciate the kind words, but I must apologize to Herbert Gates who I assumed had a brother. The computer results listed two Gates and they are both the same...sorry Buddy and good luck to your team this year!
  • twangster / 4 Years Ago
    @ gard2900

    Awesome rankings this time around! Spot on with one exception: Naples runner Herbert Gates & Buddy Gates are the same athlete. Real name / nickname.
  • Nease1600miler / 4 Years Ago
    No offense but i think there should be someone else assigned to the 2a boys because last time he did the rankings they were just virtual rankings and not a coach's opinion
  • varsityrunner7 / 4 Years Ago
    Nease1600miler
    No offense but i think there should be someone else assigned to the 2a boys because last time he did the rankings they were just virtual rankings and not a coach's opinion


    @Nease1600miler

    I agree, And now this is the 3rd time 2a boys have been late. I understand maybe a couple times being late but this is turning into every week now. Maybe the coach just doesnt have time to do rankings so finding someone else could be a soultion to everything.
  • CoachRaposo / 4 Years Ago
    Three different people offered today to do the rankings for Coach Scott. He apparantly does have too much on his plate.

    Kyle Butler said he doesn't have anything really going on today and so he is working on them right now and they should be up within the next hour or two. Thanks Kyle!
  • coachbutler / 4 Years Ago
    Are you kidding me!!! My tax dollars paying for our soldiers to work on cross country rankings?
  • KBrnnr / 4 Years Ago
    coachbutler
    Are you kidding me!!! My tax dollars paying for our soldiers to work on cross country rankings?


    @coachbutler In the words of OJ Da Juiceman..... "I do it for the kid's".
  • CoachRaposo / 4 Years Ago
    I had to format them into our template which took a couple of minutes, but they're up now!
  • cheath94 / 4 Years Ago
    for the 2A Boys, Brian Diener of Saint Andrew's School deserves some recognition after winning cities with a 16:32. He has ran sub 17 multiple times this season and will be very competitive with a lot of the boys that you have ranked.
  • KBrnnr / 4 Years Ago
    The last person I ranked in 2A has a pr of 16:32. Brian Denier has run 16:34. There were 5-7 guys in the 16:30 range. Any one of them could have made the rankings. I just went with who I was familiar with. Best of luck to Brian at state.
  • Speeder / 4 Years Ago
    Gardner has truly taken these rankings to another level. Great Writing. I've never cared about anything other than 4a but now I just read 3a boys for the clever writing.
  • varsityrunner7 / 4 Years Ago
    Ok I vote Kyle as new the pollster for 2a boys ahahah you did great kyle!!! not just cause you put us at 14th as a team