This weekend at the FACA Clinic, Coach Benz was honored with the Jimmy Carnes Lifetime Achievement Award in the Florida Track and Field Hall of Fame – an award that honors Benz's relentless pursuit of the sport.
Two decades into his cross-country coaching career, Doug Butler has almost as many state championships under his belt - 17, as he does years of coaching.
Last November, the Mount Dora Christian boys cross country team and the Circle Christian girls cross country team left Tallahassee as state champions. This season, both teams hope to have the same success as they did last year. Their roads to Tallahassee, however, might be a little different.