The 2010s: FLRunners All-Decade XC Athletes & Programs

Florida Boys Program Of The Decade

While all-star individuals can come and go, it takes a whole program to win a team title. We narrowed down which team was the most consistently dominant over the past decade, regardless of individual talent, although it does help the overall strength of a program. This team was not only strong in a single year, but over each year within the decade -- a testament to the coaching, and the talent.

Team: Belen Jesuit  

Head Coach: Frankie Ruiz

Major Wins: FHSAA 3A Cross Country Champions 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2017, 2018, 2019

Coach Frankie Ruiz and the Belen boys have been a staple in Florida cross country over the past decade, winning seven out of the past 10 team state titles and rewriting the record books for most team titles for one program for Florida schools. Belen has seen top names over the years, but the quality of their team has not been dependent on one front runner or state champion, but rather the sum of their elite top seven year after year.

Honorable Team Mentions (No Particular Order):

  • Trinity Prep
  • Holy Trinity
  • Chiles
  • Creekside