FACA Senior All-Star Info and Watch List #1

Now that we're halfway through this 2013 cross country season, here's some information pertaining to one of Florida's most prestigious events of the year. That of course would be the Florida Athletic Coaches Association's Senior All-Star Meet! Every year during the post season, after the FHSAA State Championship, the F-A-C-A extends official invitations to the top 64 senior athletes from around the state (32 boys and 32 girls) to be able to participate in an intimate, fun, and entertaining meet that is traditionally held in Tallahassee.

Besides earning the honor of competing for their respective geographical locations from around the state, the selected seniors of 2013 will be honored at the event in a variety of fashions. All competing seniors will receive official FACA team jerseys (as seen below), FACA commemorative t-shirts, FACA drawstring shoe bags, all-star gold medallions, and the winner of each gender race will receive an individual championship plaque! The FACA wants to ensure that all of our state's top seniors come home with many great memories and keepsakes from this great annual event!

This year's FACA Senior All-Star Meet will be hosted on Saturday, November 23rd, which is two weeks after the FHSAA State Championship and a week before the Foot Locker South and Nike Cross Southeast Region races. The meet will be held at Apalachee Regional Park course, which is the FSU home course that is used for the FSU / Pre-State Invitational and for the FHSAA State Finals. This year with the help and sponsonships of flrunners.com, the Gulf Winds Track Club, Capital City Bank, Miles and Minutes Timing, and distancepreps.com, this year's event looks to be even better than last years! Here's a look at this year's coaching staff from around the state...

The 2013 FACA Senior All-Star Coaching Staff:

East Boys Coach: Bill Buonanni, Merrit Island HS
East Girls Coach: Kristin McWilliams, Winter Park HS

North Boys Coach: Jim Schmitt, Mandarin HS
North Girls Coach: Lissette Fields, Fort Walton Beach HS

West Boys Coach: Kris Keppel, Land O Lakes HS
West Girls Coach: Paul Opitz, Sarasota Riverview HS

South Boys Coach: Mark Formosa, Miami Coral Park HS
South Girls Coach: Ryan Raposo, John A. Ferguson HS

Last year's FACA Senior All-Star girl's individual champion (18:43.60) from the South Team: Ellyn Snider of Spanish River HS.


Now that we know a little bit about the event, here's how you can make the cut to participate. Simply put, just keep racing strong all year long and as these Senior All-Star Watch Listings come out, working hard enough to ensure you're one of the top 8 athletes in your area. After the FHSAA State Championship, we will release the fourth and final Watch List which will determine which athletes have made the team. But don't worry if you're not one of the top 8, because many athletes have other commitments sometimes, and it's not uncommon for us to slide down the list and take other athletes.

But as of now, here's the top 12 athletes in each region from around the state!

Current All-Star Watch List:

East Girls – Initial Watch List

1.

19:03.70

Claire Castillo

Titusville HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

2.

19:07.40

Kerstin Sosa

Hagerty HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

3.

19:18.48

Charlotte Stephens

Winter Park HS

- 2014 -

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational

4.

19:33.24

Alexandra Sclafani

Martin County HS

- 2014 -

 

Martin County Under the Lights Invite

5.

19:34.70

Brenna Johnson

Hagerty HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

6.

19:42.20

Sierra Middleton

Dr. Phillips HS

- 2014 -

 

Overbay-Monte Carlo Invite

7.

19:42.60

Sarah Carrion

Lake Mary HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

8.

19:43.60

Karissa Solorzano

St. Cloud HS

- 2014 -

 

Overbay-Monte Carlo Invite

9.

19:47.60

Morgan Morris

Winter Park HS

- 2014 -

 

41st Astronaut-Rotary Invitational

10.

19:51.10

Rachel Singer

Winter Springs HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

11.

19:52.60

Rebecca Fleeman

Eau Gallie HS

- 2014 -

 

Overbay-Monte Carlo Invite

12.

19:55.90

Sarah Deibner

Brevard HEAT

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

East Boys – Initial Watch List

1.

15:46.57

Connor Ferrentino

Freedom HS (Orlando)

- 2014 -

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational

2.

16:00.90

Xavier Walton

Titusville HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

3.

16:11.00

Sam Millson

Trinity Prep

- 2014 -

 

Overbay-Monte Carlo Invite

4.

16:13.60

Anthony O'Neill

University HS

- 2014 -

 

Overbay-Monte Carlo Invite

5.

16:14.55

Keneth Pineiro

DeLand HS

- 2014 -

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational

6.

16:17.20

Adam Lawrence

Dr. Phillips HS

- 2014 -

 

Overbay-Monte Carlo Invite

7.

16:18.20

Tyler O'brien

Martin County HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

8.

16:23.50

Jonathan Hulzebos

Lakeland HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

9.

16:26.40

Paul Reggentin

Trinity Prep

- 2014 -

 

Overbay-Monte Carlo Invite

10.

16:32.70

James Nance

Oviedo HS

- 2014 -

 

Overbay-Monte Carlo Invite

11.

16:41.40

Carlos Ramos

Timber Creek HS

- 2014 -

 

Manasota Track Club Invite

12.

16:42.30

Parker Place

Trinity Prep

- 2014 -

 

Overbay-Monte Carlo Invite

 

North Girls – Initial Watch List

1.

17:52.20

Karen Xiang

Nease HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

2.

18:46.90

Brittney Olinger

Oak Hall

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

3.

18:53.90

Hannah Giangaspro

Bartram Trail HS

- 2014 -

 

Ponte Vedra XC Invitational

4.

19:00.20

Eden Meyer

Providence

- 2014 -

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational

5.

19:08.86

Madison Harris

Wakulla HS

- 2014 -

 

Mosley Dolphin Dash

6.

19:31.20

Emily Stallings

Providence

- 2014 -

 

North Florida 110% Invitational

7.

19:31.73

Isabella Poole

Ponte Vedra HS

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

8.

19:46.30

April Polite

Fort Walton Beach HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

9.

19:46.72

Ashton McMurray

Chiles HS

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

10.

19:59.49

Rhianna Moller

Fort Walton Beach HS

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

11.

20:01.10

Cheyenne Andrew

Pace HS

- 2014 -

 

Gulf Coast Stampede

12.

20:10.00

Ashley Carpenter

Ponte Vedra HS

- 2014 -

 

Ponte Vedra XC Invitational

North Boys – Initial Watch List

1.

15:16.60

Nicholas Morken

Niceville HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

2.

15:31.45

Thomas Howell

Niceville HS

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

3.

15:35.93

Mark Robertson

Pensacola Washington HS

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

4.

15:49.26

Cade Zimmerman

Chiles HS

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

5.

15:51.33

Noah Kemp

St. Augustine HS

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

6.

15:57.37

Joseph Janson

P.K. Yonge

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

7.

15:57.41

Eric Tallbacka

Stanton Prep

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

8.

15:58.40

Charles Shackelford

Fort Walton Beach HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

9.

16:03.20

Wesley Norton

Stanton Prep

- 2014 -

 

Alligator Lake Invitational

10.

16:11.44

John Weaver

Mandarin HS

- 2014 -

 

Lecanto Panther Invitational

11.

16:13.10

Sam Mack

Mandarin HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

12.

16:13.83

Austin Decker

Bolles HS

- 2014 -

 

North Florida 110% Invitational

 

West Girls – Initial Watch List

1.

18:04.40

Emily Edwards

Fort Myers HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

2.

18:14.40

Grace Casagrande

Cardinal Mooney HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

3.

18:21.90

Araceli Leon

Estero HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

4.

18:27.87

Bethany Jenkins

Estero HS

- 2014 -

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational

5.

18:29.00

Caroline Barlow

Gulf Coast HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

6.

18:40.80

Katie Slater

Estero HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

7.

18:51.90

Bailey Sullivan

HB Plant HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

8.

18:58.93

Alex Eaton

Shorecrest Prep

- 2014 -

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational

9.

19:01.80

Anna Montgomery

HB Plant HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

10.

19:10.94

Christina McKinney

Mount Dora Bible

- 2014 -

 

Lecanto Panther Invitational

11.

19:34.30

Maddy Hull

Robinson HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

12.

19:41.90

Emily Harding

Sarasota HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

West Boys – Initial Watch List

1.

15:22.50

Tyler Bennett

Fort Myers HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

2.

15:44.70

Troy Clark

Mount Dora Bible

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

3.

15:49.50

Tyler Stahl

Land O Lakes HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

4.

15:50.70

Alex Pedraza

Golden Gate HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

5.

15:55.80

Travis Nichols

Land O Lakes HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

6.

15:59.40

Leonel Delacruz

Immokalee HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

7.

16:07.00

Adam Sommer

Estero HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

8.

16:08.70

Kolin Ashbacher

Palmetto Ridge HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

9.

16:20.00

Jake Poore

Land O Lakes HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

10.

16:25.50

Fredrick Stanford

Robinson HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

11.

16:27.50

Canaan Meester-Kitterman

Bayshore HS

- 2014 -

 

Manasota Track Club Invite

12.

16:28.70

Bryce Vokus

Sarasota Riverview HS

- 2014 -

 

North Port Invitational

 

South Girls – Initial Watch List

1.

18:50.10

Katrina Santiago

John A. Ferguson HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

2.

18:54.10

Katherine MacNeal

Cypress Bay HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

3.

18:56.70

Lourdes Brea

Lourdes Academy

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

4.

19:02.90

Dana Thomas

Westminster Christian

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

5.

19:21.40

Kaley Doyle

Park Vista HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

6.

19:25.20

Emily Hernandez

John A. Ferguson HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

7.

19:34.31

Morgan Hull

Palm Beach Central HS

- 2014 -

 

Spanish River Invitational

8.

19:51.00

Catherine Vianale

Spanish River HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

9.

20:00.30

Marina Braynon-Moore

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

10.

20:04.50

Cristina Figueras

Lourdes Academy

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

11.

20:16.30

Stephanie de la Guarda

John A. Ferguson HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

12.

20:23.89

Christina Kalis

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

- 2014 -

 

Ft Lauderdale City Championship

South Boys – Initial Watch List

1.

15:42.85

Manuel Velasquez

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

- 2014 -

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational

2.

15:44.20

Fabian Tomas

Belen Jesuit Prep

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

3.

16:00.10

Ronny Greenup

Miami Sunset HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

4.

16:02.80

Andrew Iglesias

Pembroke Pines Charter HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

5.

16:06.90

Alex Isaac

Belen Jesuit Prep

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

6.

16:11.60

Alexander Haugen

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

7.

16:15.80

Anthony Deleva

Coral Glades HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

8.

16:16.10

Kenneth Castro

Miami Sunset HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

9.

16:19.30

Carlos Lopez

Coral Reef HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

10.

16:25.53

Matthew Butler

St. Thomas Aquinas HS

- 2014 -

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational

11.

16:26.15

Michael Sonderegger

Park Vista HS

- 2014 -

 

UF Mt. Dew Invitational

12.

16:28.10

Jonathan Klumpp

North Broward Prep HS

- 2014 -

 

flrunners.com Invitational

 

*Please note that these lists will change throughout the season and the top seniors will not be selected until after the FHSAA State Finals. Each geographical region will only have eight members selected to represent their team, so keep working hard to make that top-eight, seniors!

If you have any questions, please let us know!

Please contact...
Kristin McWilliams, FACA Cross Country Chair - kristin.mcwilliams@ocps.net
or
Ryan Raposo, FACA Rankings Representative - ryanraposo@gmail.com

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