Geiger Leads Elite Boys to Fast Times
After a breakout season opener at the George Whitmire Classic last weekend, Robinson senior, Ethan Geiger, dropped the hammer in the elite boys 5k running a time of 15:44.20 to set a new course record on the difficult Holloway Park course.
It was a battle down to the finish for fourth and fifth place with John McKenzie leading Seffner Christian in a time of 16:36.92 and Ethan Lipham continuing his breakout season with a 16:38 fifth place finish.
Geiger's course record performance is the first of it's kind since Brandon Marquez' 15:46.80 at the 2015 Holloway Park Jamboree. Turner's 15:59 puts him in the top 10 on the all-course record books with a huge course personal best.
Robinson took the win with 37 points with Seffner Christian taking second with 53 points.
McNatt Crushes Her Own Course Record
Carly McNatt continued her dominating streak, breaking her own Holloway Park course record of 17:46 that she set last year at the FLRunners.com Invitational 19, running a time of 17:29.63.
Riverview senior, Alyssa Hendrix, finished second in a strong 18:17 improving on her 18:21 that she ran at the East Hillsborough Invitational. We can expect to see Hendrix move up as the season progresses as we get into the bigger meets of the season.
Keep your eyes out for Robinson freshman duo: Kana Kosaka and Ashton Rainey. Both crossed the line together running 20:30 with sixth grade standout, Eliana Black, right with them. These three should be on your watch list as we continue through the season.
Black may be young, but she is a fierce competitor. She lead her Cambridge Christian team to a 47 point win over Robinson.
Dericks, Dreyer Lead Girls and Boys Open Races
On the boys side, Taylor Dreyer, took the win in a time of 17:33.97 -- a new PR for the Riverview sophomore. William Hartvigsen took second in a time of 17:42, leading the Sarasota Sailors to a win in the division.