After a state championship win last week, the Satellite boys clocked some record breaking performances at the Running Lane National Cross Country Championships on Saturday.
In one of the fastest races the Nation has seen all season, Florida's own Gabe Montague clocked a 14:47 to finish 16th overall in the boys Gold Race on the very speedy John Hunt Park course. The Furman commit's 14:47 edges out Matt Mizereck's 14:51 from the 2009 Foot Locker South Regional and becomes the fastest Florida boys 5k time to date.
FHSAA 2A State Champions - Satellite HS
But, not just one Satellite Scorpion broke the 15 minute barrier this weekend.
After an incredible upset state championship win last weekend in the class 2A boys race, Josh Stern came back this week to run a huge PR of 14:57 -- putting him on the top 15 Florida cross country 5k list. For reference, Stern kicked off his season with a time of 16:08 and had never broken the 16 minute barrier prior to late September this season.
Josh Stern Talks 2A State Championship Win
After Montague and Stern's dominating sub 15 minute performances, Satellite saw University of Florida commit Joe Wester run a new PR of 15:03 with junior Justin Wilson following in behind with a time of 15:38 and senior Dillon Helzerman rounding out the team's top five with a strong 16:06. Not to be forgotten, Dayton Law and Aidan Mason ran extremely strong races to finish as Satellite's sixth and seventh runners with their 16:09 and 16:24 performances.
Running Lane National Cross Country Championship Boys Gold Race
Running as the "Wickham Distance Project," the 2A state champions finished fifth overall with a 15:18 team average and a 1-5 split of 1:18. They'll go home as fifth overall, but the best Southeastern team at the Running Lane National Championship.