Cross Country Countdown: #5 FHSAA 2A Boys

Database Individual Returning Ranking FHSAA 2A

Database Team Returning Ranking FHSAA 2A

Key Returners:

Charles Hicks

Chase Rivera

Troy Smith

Robert Pedroza

Benjamin Foltz

Key Teams: 

Bolles HS

Satellite High School

Bishop Kenny HS

With six returning athletes capable of the sub 16 minute 5k barrier, the FHSAA 2A boys are one fast group. Paul Stafford, Nathan Jubran, and Danny Ferro are three recent graduates of the classification.

Charles Hicks, the 2017 2A state champion from Bolles HS, is your preseason leader. Hicks is joined by his teammates: Chase Rivera, Benjamin Foltz, and Alexander Hastings to put Bolles in a significant lead in the preseason rankings. The four incoming seniors are part of a powerhouse team.

This past track season, Hicks ran PRs of 4:11 in the 1600m and 8:58 in the 3200m showing he has range when it comes to these distances. His steady improvement indicates this season will be a fast one.

When it comes to a kick, Hick's teammate Chase Rivera has that area covered. Rivera has a PR of 1:52 in the 800m. With his 15:27 5k, Rivera adds some middle distance speed to this top group.

Troy Smith, a senior from Rockledge HS, and Robert Pedroza, a junior from Key West HS, are two others to look out for this season. With PR's sub 16 minutes, these two add depth to this fast group.

Keep a look out for Satellite High School this season. Satellite has a young team this year, with very few incoming seniors in the group. Satellite is led by Gabriel Montague and Nathaniel Basford.

While mostly lead by a strong group of seniors, the 2A class will foster a breakout year for some of the underclassmen athletes. 5 days till the season begins!