4A Region 1 is considered the region of death. The Lyman boys and Winter Park girls look to be the the top teams, but the question is who are the next five teams to advance to the Cross Country Finals? Will the eventual state champions come out of 4A-1 or will they be from 4A-4 who raced earlier this week? The St. Thomas Aquinas girls are peaking at the right time and Columbus, Coral Reef, and STA are all running well. On the individual side, Jack Guyton and James Zentmeyer have a rivalry going on and are back at it again in 4A Region 2. Check out our region by region virtual meets!
Very similar to last year's 4A Region 4 Championship where there were many of the top individuals and teams from the State all going head-to-head with each other, this year's version of the same meet followed in the exact same suit...
4A Region 4 at Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami kicked off the regional championships across the state. Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez was on-site and snapped over 350 pictures including this one of early leaders Nick Diaz and Carlin Berryhill. Diaz, the reigning 4A Cross Country Finals champion would go onto win the race in 15:45.62.
Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami will be the host of the 4A-4 Region Championships. In 2013, Alexa Cruz of St. Thomas Aquinas and Nick Diaz of Miami Sunet won the regional crowns on their way to a 4A state championship. Diaz, who recently committed to the University of Florida will be the favorite, but face stiff competition from the Coral Reef duo of Kurt Convey and Carlin Berryhill. Cruz, who has run the second fastest time in the state this year, looks to defend her title and win another regional championship for the Raiders.Flrunners.com will be on-site with photo coverage from Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez, as well as results, and a complete recap by Ryan Raposo! Make sure to check out allthe coverage plus our virtual meet links below to see how the meet should play out.