2A District Previews and Virtual Meets

Distirct-by-district preview for the 2A meets that begin on Tuesday.

2A District 1

On the girls  side, Arnold senior Mikayla Hodges looks to be the favorite after running a personal best of 18:59.73 to win the Bay County Championships last week. Kaysi Roberts of West Florida Tech has the next fastest time at 19:08 and should finish as district runner-up. Roberts' West Florida Tech squad will have a very tight battle on their hands with Pensacolic Catholic for the team title. The boys meet could come down to a battle at the finish between Alec Clark of West Florida Tech and Michael Remich of Pensacola Catholic. Both have personal best times of 16:34. Andrew Whylie of Rutherford could also be in the mix. Much like the girls, the team standings will come down to West Florida Tech and Pensacola Catholic. Clark's team is an 11 point favorite coming into the meet.

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2A District 2

Meagan Giddens of Taylor County is the only girl in the race to have broken twenty minutes for the season. Behind her in second should be Margaret Wiedemann of Wakulla the only girl in the field to have broken 21 minutes. Wakulla should place all five girls in the top eight spots to win easily. Aaron Smith of Wakulla comes in with a personal best of 17:25 nearly 20 seconds faster than Zach Brockner of Marianna. Wakulla looks to sweep both the boys and girls team titles.

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2A District 3

Mackenzie Wilson has had a great freshman season since transferring from Episcopal to Bolles. She finished second at Bale N Trail and has been one of the most consistent runners in 2A for the Bulldogs. Mary Kate Thyfault and Macey Kaczorowski of Bishop Kenny will look to break up the pack of Bolles runners with the team title waiting in the wings. Both of these rival teams should be in the top five at state.Teammates Michael Barr and David Yarborough have been 1-2 for Bishop Kenny throughout the season. Yarborough got the best of Barr at the Amelia Invitational, but he has yet to break the sixteen minute barrier like his teammate. BK looks real strong in this race predicted to score 21 points. They will be a strong contender for the top spot in the podium come November.

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2A District 4

Bradford sophomore Sarah Frederick and Eastside junior Lucinda Peng are coming off a personal best and season best performances last week. Frederick has a faster personal best by seven seconds, 20:43.0. Peng and her Eastside teammates should dominated the field with a 1-5 spread of 46 seconds and a near perfect score of 16 points. In the boys race, Eastside senior Carsten Thue-Budworth should run away with the guys individual title as he is over 50 seconds faster than the rest of the field. Eastside should sweep both team titles.

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2A District 5

Crystal River looks strong on the girls side led by a trio of seniors. Clarissa Consol comes in with the fastest time and the only one to break 20 minutes, 19:55.60. Teammates Chloe Lane and Delaney Celau look to go 1-3 and give Crystal River five of the top six runners and the team championship. Crystal River should also have the boys champ as well in junior Brandon Harris. Harris placed third at districts last year and is looking for his first win of his career. If Harris can push the rest of his teammates to pick up the pace Crystal River could sweep the team trophies, however, it will come down to the wire with The Villages. Virtual meet predictions show a dead heat at 33 points. Who will come out on top?

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2A District 6

With Ashley Heitling out for the postseason the district is wide open. Nature Coast Tech teammates Crystal Burkhardt and freshman Alexa Lacy will battle it out for individual honors. NCT looks to perfect score the meet with a 1-5 showing and spread of 53 seconds. Much like the girls the boys look to post a perfect score of 15 and possibly go 1-6. James Harkless should lead the way with Kevin Ciccone and Cody Van Natter right behind.

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2A District  7 

Lake Nona freshman Adair Lyden is the heavy favorite in this one coming in with a personal best of 18:42. The Westminster Academy transfer is new to 2A, but the competition doesn't seem to phase her. Lyden had top 25 showings at Pre-State, and flrunners.com Invitaitonal as well as top three finishes at the Metro Freshman/Sophomore meet and Metro East Conference Championships. She could surprise some people when the state meet rolls around. Private schools Lake Highland Prep and BIshop Moore have a tight one on their hands for the team title. In the boys race, Payton Bailey of Lake Highland has the fastest time coming in of 16:22.2, but should have his hands full with Lake Nona duo George Velez and Metro Freshman/Sophomore champion Jean Carlos Peralta as they lead Lake Nona to the team title.

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2A District 8

Gulf teammates Kari Grippo and Eliza Gazda look to go 1-f2 at the 2A District 8 Championship. Grippo should win easily with a 30 second personal best over the rest of the field. Gulf wins easily in the team standings as well over Ridgewood. Junior Dalton Shelton of Lake Placid should win the boys race convincingly in the low 16 minute range. The Gulf Boys should win the team title and leave Gulf High School with the sweep in team trophies.

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2A District 9

Academy of Holy Names junior Claire Snyder  has won her last three meetts and is looking to make it four and her first district championship on her new team. Snyder finished seventh in 1A as a sophomore for Tampa Prep. Julia DeYoung looks to be the runner-up followed by her Robinson teammates Maddy Hull and Madison Scanlan. The team championship is close between Robinson and Berkeley Prep. Tim O'Laughlin of Land O' Lakes and Spencer Gueerette of Anclote have gone head to head quite a bit in 2012 and the district championship will be no different. O'Laughlin comes in with a personal best seven and a half seconds faster. Jesuit looks to be a slight favorite in the team standings, but watch out for Robinson and Berekely Prep who will be competitive as well.

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2A District 10

Southeast and Hardee are the only two teams in 2A-10 that are likely to field a full five. Southeast is led by sophomore Zoe Hawkins-Smyk while freshman Kela Nelson will look to be Spoto's lone hope at a district championship. Those two have almost identical pr's and should go stride for stride for individual honors. Southeast looks to take six of the top seven spots and take home the team title. Miguel Casiano of Lehigh is the favorite in the boys race. Hardee's Christian Moralez should be the first of three runners from HHS to cross in the top eight and give their school the trophy.

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2A District 11

Lemon Bay teammates Abigayle Weinfeld and Nicole Mis give the Manta's two sub 20 minute runners, the only two in the field. Immokalee has the next three runners, but Lemon Bay puts all five in before their number four and wins easy. Leonel Delacruz of Immokalee gets his first win of the cross country season and his first since the district track meet. Immokalee puts all five guys in with a 1:28 spread to win over Labelle.

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2A District 12

Westshore's Sarah Day has the second fastest time in all of 2A at 18:08.40 and is nearly a minute and a half faster than the nearest competitor in this race. Rockledge's Katarina Jernberg looks to end Cocoa Beach's run and put the Raiders on top of the team standings. Five guys come in with times under sixteen minutes. Costa Stathis has the fastest time coming in and should have competition from Titusville's Xavier Walton. Stathis and teammates Dylan Taylor and Cory Sayyeau will hoist the team trophy.

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2A District 13

The girls race could go to one of four girls, three from Lincoln Park Academy. Eighth grader Natalie Baumgarten, sophomore Violeta Gonzalez, and seventh grader Lauren Macon all have personal bests within ten seconds of one another. Dreyfoos junior Isabella Pezzuloas has also gone under 22 minutes. LPA gets all five in the top ten to win easily. Nic Jacobsen of Saint Andrews is the clear favorite with a personal best of 16:26.80. Saint Andrews should go 1-2-3, but the team battle will come down to their depth in the four and five positions. It  will be a close one between them and Lincoln Park.

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2A District 14

Pine Crest freshman Julia Montgomery is the fastest freshman in the state this year and has the fastest time in all of 2A, 17:52.6. Teammate Ella Wurth is more than a minute and a half back followed by American Heritage Daesha Rogers. We haven't heard much from Daesha this year. She finished second last year and will definitely push the pace early. It will be interesting to see what Daesha shows up. American Heritage has a good 1-3, but Pine Crest's depth will be the difference. On the boys side, Jonathan Klumpp of North Brh toward Prep is the clear favorite along with Pine Crest on the team side.

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2A District 15

Melanie Villaboos and Lianna Farnesi lead Doral Academy Charter. DAC will have their top five in before anyone elses number two. Much like Doral, Monsignor Pace guys pack a solid 1-2 punch in Ryan Ventura and Peter Paul Grootens whose personal bests differ by one second. They will lead Monsignor Pace over Doral in a close one.

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2A District 16

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Ransom Everglades freshman Lauren Archer is the lone runner in the field to break the 20 minute barrier this season. She has a personal best of 19:36.80. However, the Carrollton duo of  Sofia Miguez and freshman Maria Balcazar will help the squad to the team title and their ultimate goal of a back to back state championship. Speaking of state titles, Jan Bergengruen, Gabi Correa are looking for an individual win at districts, but also to guide Ransom Everglades back to the state title. They take home the district championship with ease.