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Bartram Bail n Trail Classic Race Summary
On a day dominated by out-of-state invaders, Karen Xiang scored a redemptive one point. Her 18:17 win in the Girls Varsity race was the only one of Saturday evening not owned by Peachtree Ridge. That Georgia team returned home with three individual and four team titles. Wow!
In order to keep it from being a complete skunk, Xiang had to do some fighting to keep her season-long undefeated streak alive.
Senior Addy Lippitt of Peachtree put some pressure on Xiang early, giving her some unexpected pressure. But it didn't last long. About a half of a mile into the race Xiang broke free and never looked back. She cruised in for the 18:17 win, but said the course seemed slower than in years past.
"There was a nice muddy section," Xiang said, "...most people usually PR on this course, but only one person on my team did this year."
For their part the Nease girls took third place with 138 points and a 20:42 team average. Local rival Bolles took second place (behind Peachtree) with 67 points and an impressive 20:01 average. Sophomore Mackenzie Wilson was the top finisher for the Bulldogs in 19:02.
Breaking into the 18s was freshman rising star Kaley Delay of Fletcher at 18:59. Teammate Danielle Van Liere at 19:10 (5th) gave Fletcher a stellar 1-2 punch and lowered their team average greatly. They finished sixth with Dr. Phillips and Mandarin sneaking into 4th and 5th, respectively, on better depth.
A good-and-muddied Wesley Norton, senior at Stanton Prep, was the first Floridian to cross the line on Saturday. He jumped between two Peachtree Ridge, GA runners (Kevin Mills and Isaac Penman) to take second place in 16:13. Bolles' Austin Decker pushed the chase pack for much of the race, finishing fourth in 16:23.
Behind Peachtree's 38-point domination, St. Augustine continued its impressive season by beating favored Mandarin 95-107. This was a trade in positions from last week's flrunners.com Invitational where Mandarin had defeated St. Augustine by a similarly narrow gap 267-278 (7th and 8th place).
St. Aug did it with great depth behind Noah Kemp's 16:48. Less than a minute 1-5 split to fifth man Robert McKinney's 17:41. Corey Slaven also dipped under 17 in 16:53. For their part, Mandarin's top three looked really solid with Sam Mack (16:29), John Weaver (16:39), and Michael Cassette (17:03) all in the top 15.
Bronze Elite Performances
- Girls 5K - Karen Xiang (Nease HS) 18:13.50; Kate Watkins (Peachtree Ridge High School) 21:07.40; Addy Lippitt (Peachtree Ridge High School) 18:52.70; Allie Grubb (Peachtree Ridge High School) 21:21.80; Kayley Delay (Fletcher HS) 18:59.10 SB; Mackenzie Wilson (Bolles HS) 19:02.60; Danielle Van Liere (Fletcher HS) 19:10.80 SB; Ally Hajda (Bolles HS) 19:14.00 SB; Hannah Giangaspro (Bartram Trail HS) 19:30.50; Eden Meyer (Providence School) 19:53.40; Caroline Williams(Peachtree Ridge High School) 19:58.10; Laurel Wilson (Peachtree Ridge High School) 20:07.30; Payton Woods (Trinity Christian Academy (Jacksonville)) 20:12.60 SB; Meaghan Slack (Mandarin HS) 20:14.90; Isabella Poole (Ponte Vedra HS) 20:18.70;Ashley Carpenter (Ponte Vedra HS) 20:18.90; Isabella Hoskins (Peachtree Ridge High School) 20:32.00; Michelle Valezquez (Peachtree Ridge High School) 20:34.00; Ania Grzeszczak (Mandarin HS) 20:37.00; Rachel Shapiro (Bolles HS) 20:37.20; Aoife O'Riordan (Bolles HS) 20:37.60; Suzanne Dannheim (Bolles HS) 20:37.70 SB; Lily Arnold (Bolles HS) 20:39.60 SB; Haley Spears (Peachtree Ridge High School) 20:39.60; Meghan Peel (Peachtree Ridge High School) 20:40.20; Emily Onimus (St. Augustine HS) 20:46.50; Valeria Reyes (Dr. Phillips HS) 20:53.20; Isabella Pantano (Nease HS) 20:53.80; Katherine Messer (Providence School) 20:57.30; isabela torres-padin (Fletcher HS) 21:01.90; Annika Sison (Dr. Phillips HS) 21:05.90; Sierra Middleton (Dr. Phillips HS) 21:10.80; Emily Iseley (Stanton Prep) 21:17.50; Simone Frauenfelder (Nease HS) 21:19.70 SB; Annie Pentaleri (Bolles HS) 21:22.10; Breck Peterson (Stanton Prep) 21:24.60; Veronica DeDiego (Ridgeview HS) 21:25.40; Sophia Singletary(Episcopal School of Jacksonville) 21:25.60; Danielle Hartless (Bishop Kenny HS) 21:26.30; Yaranel Abreu (Nease HS) 21:28.60;
- Boys 5K - Kevin Mills (Peachtree Ridge High School) 15:37.50; Michael Armstrong (Peachtree Ridge High School) 17:30.50; Wesley Norton (Stanton Prep) 16:13.10; Jack Bradley (Peachtree Ridge High School) 17:35.50; Isaac Penman(Peachtree Ridge High School) 16:17.60; Austin Decker (Bolles HS) 16:23.10; Eric Tallbacka (Stanton Prep) 16:28.50; Sam Mack (Mandarin HS) 16:29.70; John Weaver (Mandarin HS) 16:39.70; Evan Beck (Peachtree Ridge High School) 16:43.30; Noah Kemp (St. Augustine HS) 16:48.20; Nate Reichard (Peachtree Ridge High School) 16:50.10; Corey Slaven (St. Augustine HS) 16:53.60; Markell Peck (Flagler Palm Coast HS) 16:59.80 SB; Michael Cassette (Mandarin HS) 17:03.50; Adam Lawrence (Dr. Phillips HS) 17:05.00; Thomas Hodge (St. Augustine HS) 17:05.60; Brian Longobardi (Peachtree Ridge High School) 17:07.40; Zack Bias (Creekside HS) 17:11.40; Crisman Jones (Ponte Vedra HS) 17:13.30; Mark Canty (Dr. Phillips HS) 17:24.90; Teja Gummadi (Peachtree Ridge High School) 17:25.80; Aren Biala (Bishop John J. Snyder HS) 17:27.00; Thomas DiMauro (Dr. Phillips HS) 17:28.10; Justin Andrilenas (Nease HS) 17:29.70; Ryan Aponte (St. Augustine HS) 17:30.70; Pedro Solares (Peachtree Ridge High School) 17:32.40; Liam Conville (Matanzas HS) 17:32.40; Brandon Battle (Stanton Prep) 17:33.10; Brandon Roa (Flagler Palm Coast HS) 17:33.20; David Perez (Matanzas HS) 17:33.70; Ryan Stellhorn (Bartram Trail HS) 17:35.60; Jordan Bubar (Bartram Trail HS) 17:37.00; Kyle Richardson (Ridgeview HS) 17:37.80; Ashton Garrett (Flagler Palm Coast HS) 17:38.20; Dalton Hodge (Pedro Menendez HS) 17:39.00; Matthew Clapp (Dr. Phillips HS) 17:40.70; Robert Mckinney (St. Augustine HS) 17:41.60; Jonah Wilamowski (Bishop John J. Snyder HS) 17:42.90; Connor McClure (Creekside HS) 17:43.50; Tyler Diniro (Flagler Palm Coast HS) 17:44.00; Sem Zhdanov (Mandarin HS) 17:44.60 SB;
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