1A Boys Race Summary

(Photo by Jeff Adams)
 

Full 2011 Florida State Meet Results & Coverage

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The Boys in Yellow

There was a buzz around the infield about two miles into the 1A Boys race. Who was that in the lead?

You see most considered this one a forgone conclusion that Holy Trinity senior Daniel Moore would win the 1A Boys race. So much so that Todd was given a really good ribbing by myself and others for calling otherwise in his predictions. But the sport once again proved that it won’t be dictated by predictions and projections and there is a reason why you still have to run the races.

Ryan Gousse, apparently fresh off a confidence-building 4:19 mile time trial this week, was in the lead as the runners passed the two mile mark. He held that position all the way into the finish with a 15:32 personal best. It was a valiant race and took teammate Daniel Salas in tow. The two boys from Trinity Prep impressively finished 1-2 in the race.

Interview with Gousse and Salas

Interview with Coach Ken Vinal

The Boys in White

It may not have been the day that Moore was hoping for, but he held his own and maintained for a 15:53 third place finished that more importantly helped his Tigers to an impressive 37-point team assault over runner-up and arch rival Trinity Prep’s 55 points.

Joey Castagnaro (16:13), Tristan Kattenberg (16:16), and Alex Brown (16:27) clocked into the top ten behind Moore, giving the team an impressive 40% of the top ten positions. Cole Oliver’s 17:03 finished off the scoring with freshman Andrew Cacciatore just behind in 17:10.

The performance gave them the second lowest point total of the day, an impressive 16:23 team average, and yet another state title. The trophy case is getting pretty full over there!

PK Yonge Holds on for Third

Earlier in the week PKY number three runner Derek Bolser was hospitalized. He’s okay now, but will not be able to run for another week or two. That left a big hole for a tight-knit team with big dreams and certainly podium hopes.

They all stepped up with solid performances with Westlake breaking a slight slump with a nice fifth place 16:07 performance, followed shortly thereafter by Jordan Brown’s 8th place 16:26. The team perservered and hung on to that third place spot on the podium… the same position they would have had regardless of how well Bolser may have run.

Great job PKY!

Video Interview with the team

Race Video

 

Top 25

Rank Time Athlete Name Team C/O
1. 15:32.98 Ryan Gousse FL Trinity Prep 2012
2. 15:43.87 Daniel Salas FL Trinity Prep 2013
*** MILESPLIT US FIRST TEAM ELITE 15:45.00 ***
3. 15:53.62 Daniel Moore FL Holy Trinity Academy 2012
4. 15:58.46 Mark Mutz FL Lakeland Christian School 2012
5. 16:07.55 Garret Westlake FL P.K. Yonge School 2013
6. 16:13.98 Joey Castagnaro FL Holy Trinity Academy 2012
7. 16:16.69 Tristan Kattenberg FL Holy Trinity Academy 2013
8. 16:26.85 Jordan Brown FL P.K. Yonge School 2012
9. 16:27.99 Alex Brown FL Holy Trinity Academy 2013
10. 16:29.42 Jordan Foster FL Circle Christian School 2013
11. 16:29.75 Sam Goldberg FL Trinity Prep 2012
*** MILESPLIT US SECOND TEAM ELITE 16:30.00 ***
12. 16:39.07 Troy Clark FL Mount Dora Bible School 2014
13. 16:46.02 Scott Simpson FL King's Academy 2013
14. 16:51.77 Josh Keenan FL Seffner Christian Academy HS 2013
15. 16:56.81 Mario Ojeda FL Northside Christian 2012
16. 16:59.36 Paul Reggentin FL Trinity Prep 2014
17. 17:03.78 Cole Oliver FL Holy Trinity Academy 2013
18. 17:07.06 Adam Ramos FL Dade Christian School 2013
19. 17:08.02 Adam Tauzer FL Coral Springs Christian 2012
20. 17:08.97 James Connor Daughton FL Maclay School 2014
21. 17:10.64 Andrew Cacciatore FL Holy Trinity Academy 2015
22. 17:12.84 Noah Lambert FL Seffner Christian Academy HS 2013
23. 17:13.03 Miller Judge FL Tampa Prep 2012
24. 17:13.59 Jacob Endrulat FL Keswick Christian 2013
25. 17:14.61 Joseph Janson FL P.K. Yonge School 2014

 

 

 

 

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