Individuals and teams battled it out on the cross country course this weekend all over the state. We recapped all 16 regions so you can stay in the know on the top storylines from this past week. Here are the recaps and takeaways from all the FHSAA 2A regional meets.
Temperatures dropped into the low 50s. It was a fast course and athletes came ready for big PR's.
It was a sea of blue and orange in both the boys and girls races. The Bolles girls took the top four places with Maeve O'Riordan, Helena Kummings, Maxine Montoya, and Elizabeth Csikai, all dipping under the 19 minute barrier.
The Bolles girls won the team title with 18 points, a 59 second 1-5 split, and a 19:05 team average. We've seen them run as a pack all year, and this race tops the cake as one of the strongest these girls have run this season.
Sydnee Calder, a freshman out of Fernandina Beach, took fifth in a time of 19:05. Skylar Grant, out West Florida Tech, and Patasha Bryan, out of South Walton, finished sixth and seventh well under 19:15. It took a time of 20:08 to qualify out of the region and a team average of 21:38.
The boys race was a de ja vu moment with another sea of blue and orange making its way down the fairway. Stanford commit, Charles Hicks, won the meet in a state leading time of 14:53.
Benjamin Foltz finished second in a PR of 15:35, Alexander Hastings third in a PR of 15:38, Chase Rivera fourth in 15:50, and the story of the weekend was Kamren Khan and his fifth place finish in a time of 16:00.85 to lead the boys to a 15 point sweep.
Khan ran over a 20 second PR to lead the Bolles bulldogs to the perfect score with a 15:35 team average. He had his eyes locked on John Sorensen out of Fernandina Beach and it was a battle to the finish with Sorensen finishing sixth in a time of 16:02.
USF commit, Jacob Hensley, won the boys race for Citrus HS in a time of 16:07. John Jessup, a senior out of Gulf HS, and Christopher Wilhelm, out of Trinity Prep, had a strong showing finishing second and third in 16:13 and 16:31.
Wilhelm led the Trinity Prep boys team to a runner-up finish with 103 points.
Lake Wales duo, Anderson Denton and Mac Updike, had two strong showings on the Holloway Park course. Denton ran a time of 16:48 to finish third and Updike finished fourth in 17:06. Denton and Updike led the Lake Wales boys to the team regional title with a team average of 17:38.
Trey Morris led the Berkeley Prep boys to a runner-up finish with his thirteenth place finish in a time of 17:31.