NXN Southeast: Atkinson Wins

Photos by Victor Arrieta and Steve Andrews coming, along with a story by Bob Thomas.  Highlights of the two seeded races below.

Brian Atkinson had a fantastic day to won the race in 15:11 by three seconds. Melbourne upset Belen Jesuit to place as the top Florida boys team in 8th place, Tampa Jesuit was 11th, and Belen Jesuit 12th. Chiles girls were 7th place and Community School Girls 8th place. Erika Fluehr is top Florida girls finisher in 10th place with 18:11.

While no Florida teams advance, Brian Atkinson can move on to the national meet in Portland.  This is the first year NXN is accepting individuals as well was teams.

Complete Results

Boys Championship Race


Brian Atkinson wins in 15:11.


Melbourne and Tampa Jesuit both came to NXN Southeast with one main goal beat Belen Jesuit.  Florida's teams were not favored to advanced to NXN, but Belen was considered to be hands down the top team in Florida.  It was a battle for pride and the two teams both achieved that goal.

Behind Brian Atkinson's outstanding win in 15:11, Melbourne came out as the top team in Florida with an eight place finish at 231 points.  Eric Fagan (35th), James Post (48th), Dillon McGee (74th), and Marc Gold (110th) rounded out the scoring for Melbourne.

Connor Revord of Tampa Jesuit was the second Florida finisher with a time of 15:48 and 16th place.  Jordan Schilit was next for 34th place 16:06.

For Belen Jesuit, Joseph Dorfman crossed first in 20th place 15:52.   Freshman Elliot Clemente was next in 22nd, 15:53.  But after that respectable start it was a struggle for the Magis.

Floridians

    1 242  BRIAN          ATKINSON          MELBOURNE DI           15:11  4:53
   16 356  CONNOR         REVORD            TAMPA JESUIT           15:48  5:05
   20  53  JOSEPH         DORFMAN           BELEN JESUIT MAGIS     15:52  5:07
   22  52  ELLIOT         CLEMENTE          BELEN JESUIT MAGIS     15:53  5:07
   34 358  JORDON         SCHILIT           TAMPA JESUIT           16:06  5:11
   35 244  ERIK           FAGAN             MELBOURNE DI           16:07  5:12
   48 247  JAMES          POST              MELBOURNE DI           16:25  5:17
   74 246  DILLON         MCGEE             MELBOURNE DI           16:39  5:22
   75 353  BLAKE          LOPEZ             TAMPA JESUIT           16:39  5:22
   78  54  LARRY          DURAN             BELEN JESUIT MAGIS     16:41  5:23
   91 355  JOE            PARKER            TAMPA JESUIT           16:53  5:26
   92  59  BRANDEN        MARTINEZ          BELEN JESUIT MAGIS     16:53  5:26
   94 357  CONNOR         RIVARD            TAMPA JESUIT           16:55  5:27
  102  55  LAZARO         FIELDS            BELEN JESUIT MAGIS     17:00  5:29
  110 245  MARC           GOLD              MELBOURNE DI           17:04  5:30
  113  57  JOSEPH         LINDSAY           BELEN JESUIT MAGIS     17:05  5:30
  114 354  BEN            MARTIN            TAMPA JESUIT           17:05  5:30
  130 359  LOGAN          TRIMBLE           TAMPA JESUIT           17:19  5:35
  132  60  JULIAN         REY               BELEN JESUIT MAGIS     17:20  5:35
  136 251  CALLUM         WILSON            MELBOURNE DI           17:27  5:37
  141 249  JACOB          STEWART           MELBOURNE DI           17:29  5:38

Girls Championship Race

Both Chiles and Community School of Naples did not have their best days.  They each were battling health and injury issues.  Jodie McGuff of Chiles was still fighting off a back injury and Community School of Naples' number five runner Vivian Grimes (who struggled last week at state) did not make the trip, she is fighting an iron deficiency.

Chiles girls came through just on top of Community School.  The teams were seventh and eight with 162 and 183 points a piece.

Erika Fluehr of Community School was the first Floridian and finished with a new PR in 10th place in 18:11.  Her twin sister, Kathryn, was 19th in 18:33.  Carly Thomas was the first across the line for Chiles and second for Florida in 17th place 18:28.  Lily Williams and Kaia Hampton were next for the Wolfpack in 23rd (18:41) and 25th (18:46) places, respectively.  It was a really good performance for Kaia.

Floridians

   10 293  ERIKA          FLUEHR            NAPLES SEAHAWKS RC     18:11  5:52
   17 122  CARLY          THOMAS            CHILES WOLFPACK TC     18:28  5:57
   19 294  KATHRYN        FLUEHR            NAPLES SEAHAWKS RC     18:33  5:58
   23 123  LILY           WILLIAMS          CHILES WOLFPACK TC     18:41  6:01
   25 117  KAIA           HAMPTON           CHILES WOLFPACK TC     18:46  6:03
   40 292  TAYLOR         BURFIELD          NAPLES SEAHAWKS RC     19:02  6:08
   47 116  KENDALL        ANDREWS           CHILES WOLFPACK TC     19:26  6:16
   55 291  CHANDLER       BURFIELD          NAPLES SEAHAWKS RC     19:39  6:20
   68 121  STEPHANIE      REYNOLDS          CHILES WOLFPACK TC     20:15  6:31
   78 296  LAUREN         RASKAUSKAS        NAPLES SEAHAWKS RC     20:59  6:46
   82 120  ALEX           PEARSON           CHILES WOLFPACK TC     21:36  6:57
   83 290  HANNAH         ALLEN             NAPLES SEAHAWKS RC     21:40  6:59
   84 119  JODIE          MCGUFF            CHILES WOLFPACK TC     21:47  7:01

Boys Freshman/Sophomore Race

   17  61  NICHOLAS       RUIZ              BELEN JESUIT MAGIS     18:04  5:49
   29  58  MICHAEL        MAGOULAS          BELEN JESUIT MAGIS     19:23  6:15

Girls Freshman/Sophomore Race

   11 363  JESSICA        PEARSON           UNA-FL-TALLA           24:36  7:56
   13 118  EMILY          LANE              CHILES WOLFPACK TC     25:19  8:09

 

 

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