Valerie Lastra, a junior out of Mater Academy, set a new course record on the Apalachee Regional Park course in a time of 17:17.58 to win the 3A girls race!
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We recapped all 16 regions so you can stay in the know on the top storylines from this past week. Here are the recaps and takeaways from all the FHSAA 3A regional meets.
The class of 2020 is one competitive group this season. With 10 girls already sub 18:45 before October, this class is one of the fastest the state has seen.
Scroll through the videos to see a majority of Florida's national leading performances!
8th grader Jinah Mickens Malik of Mater Academy lead off the 4x800m relay with an unofficial leg of 2:13 or 2:14 followed by teammate Valerie Lastra who owns a sub 5:00 mark in the 1,600. The team crossed the line in a new US#1 mark of 9:27.36 to win the Sam Burley Invitational.
We used our compare athletes feature to break down each athlete and head to head battles as they prepare for another marquee match up.
South Florida Harriers will start the 2017 cross country season on Friday night at the Under The Lights/Twilight Kickoff hosted by Ferguson High School.
If you want photos from the 2016 Cross Country Finals we have you covered with over SIX THOUSAND from three different photographers. Cedric Gillette was on-site and captured over TWO THOUSAND including this image from the girl's 3A race that pitted two of the top freshman in the state in Lincoln's Alyson Churchill and Valerie Lastra of Mater Academy Charter. Churchill won the race in a new personal best of 17:55.22.
Teri Bernhardt-Rodriguez was on-site at 3A District 16 and captured nearly 250 photos including the start of the boy's race that was dominated by the boys of Belen Jesuit who scored a perfect 15 points led by individual winner Joshua Collins. On the girl's side Valerie Lastra dropped a new course record and the ladies of Miami Northwestern edged out Lastra's Mater Academy Charter team.
Records are meant to be broken. Just ask Mater Academy freshman Valerie Lastra who took down Stephanie Schappert's mark at Larry & Penny Thompson Park in Miami running a very impressive time of 18:17.60 to win the 3A District 16 title.
Over two dozen teams traveled to Larry and Penny Thompson Park in Miami for the 305 Classic. Our South Florida correspondent Eddie Romero was on-site and captured all the race video and interviews from the afternoon section that included wins by Key West's Nicole Matysik and Cavan Wilson of Coral Gables.
Over three dozen teams from South Florida will head to Miami AKA the 305 for the 305 Classic hosted by Coral Park High School at Larry & Penny Thompson Park. On the girls side, Gulliver Prep freshman Natalie Varela is the athlete to beat as she is coming off a FL#2 time of 17:46.52 at the flrunners.com Invitational. Fellow freshmen Valerie Lastra and Rahyah Andressohn as well as 8th grader Jinah Mickens-Malik are young and talented as well. On the boy's side Hunter Dobbs has the fastest time coming into the race and is hoping to propel the Cudas past Braddock for the team title.
The future of cross country in South Florida and the state will be on display as 8th graders Natalie Varela of Gulliver Prep and Rahyah Andressohn of Mater Academy Charter go head to head for the second straight week this time at the King of the Hill CC Invitational. We used our compare athlete feature to see how these have fared against each on the track and on the cross country course!
Victor Arrieta was on-site at the Belen Tri Meet and uploaded over 250 photos from this meet.