The weather was hot and humid and the course for the Estero DDD Invitational wasn't exactly a walk in the park. In the end, Fort Myers senior Emily Edwards and Belen Jesuit senior Fabian Tomas came away with individual honors, while host Estero and Tomas' Belen Jesuit squad were team champions. Al Delago and Coach Alonso of Carrollton were on-site to provided us with some awesome coverage. Special thanks to Coach Jeff Sommer of Estero as well for a race recap.
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- Photo Album by Victor Arrieta
- Videos by Coach Alonso
Meet Recap by Coach Sommer
In the boys race, Belen took charge from the gun with their top two Fabian Tomas and Ryan Rodriquez charging from the gun along with Alex Pedraza from Golden Gate. Tomas and Rodriguez ran together the majority of the race with Tomas crossing the line in 16:55.00 and Rodriguez three seconds behind him in 16:58.00. At the end, Leonel Delacruz of Immokalee closed really hard to nip Alex at the wire with a time of 17:25.00. Padraza finished fourth in 17:26.00. The team title was Belen’s from start to finish putting six in the top ten with a very impressive twenty-three points. Estero was second and Lakewood Ranch third. The keys for both races was the pack running of the teams.
Freshman Kaitlyn Karkota of North Fort Myers won the girls junior varsity race. Carrolton took the team trophy over Fort Myers 29-42, placing their top five in the top 14 spots. On the boys side, Belen showed they have tons of depth taking the first five spots and for what its worth twelve in the top twenty. Senior Alvaro Mejer won in a time of 18:
- 5,000 Meter Run - Emily Edwards (Fort Myers HS) 19:50.00 SB; Araceli Leon (Estero HS) 19:59.00 SB; Devin Molloy (Barron Collier HS) 20:25.00 SB; Sarah Candiano (Evangelical Christian School) 20:36.00 SB; Bethany Jenkins (Estero HS) 20:46.00 SB; Lianna Farnesi (Doral Academy Charter HS) 21:12.00 SB; Lindsay Tomaini (Community School of Naples) 21:20.00 SB; Daley Cline (Estero HS) 21:22.00 SB; Sofia Miguez (Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart) 21:28.00 SB;
- 5,000 Meter Run - Fabian Tomas (Belen Jesuit Preparatory School) 16:55.00 SB; Ryan Rodriguez (Belen Jesuit Preparatory School) 16:58.00 SB; Leonel Delacruz (Immokalee HS) 17:25.00 SB; Alex Pedraza (Golden Gate HS) 17:26.00 SB; Alex Isaac (Belen Jesuit Preparatory School) 17:37.00 SB; Jaime Lopez (Belen Jesuit Preparatory School) 17:43.00 SB;