Florida distance showed out at the Arcadia Invitational in California this weekend.
Bolles senior and Stanford signee, Charles Hicks ran an outstanding 8:49.62 3200m at Arcadia this weekend to break Brett Hoffman's 42 year old 8:50.0 all-time 3200m Florida state record. Hicks will need to go sub 8:59.03 at the state meet to gain the FHSAA record from 2001.
Hicks finished fourth overall against a few of the nation's best distance athletes and ran nearly a huge 10 second PR. Hick's new state record is now a top-five national 3200m time and he leads the Florida field by 20 seconds.
Chase Rivera had a fantastic win this weekend in the Invitational Mile, winning the race in 4:11.24 -- a very strong progression for the senior who finished third in the FSU Relays 1600m in a time of 4:17.
Pine Crest duo, Yared and Faulhaber finished off the night with two new PR's of 10:24.23 and 10:39.60 to continue their very strong junior seasons as we lead up to the state series.
Villages senior and FSU signee, Rebecca Clark finished 12 overall in a time of 10:27 -- her first 3200m after her breakout 10:18 performance at FSU Relays a few weeks back.
In the 3200m Rated race, Aidan O'Gorman was your top Florida finisher in a time of 9:17 -- a huge PR for the senior and UNF signee. FSU signee and Mount Dora Christian senior, Gabriel Curtis followed close behind in a time of 9:25.13 with Chiles senior, Connor Phillips, finishing it up for Florida in a time of 9:32.01.