Interview with Ken Pineiro of Deland the boys champion
Post race interview with Bryce Seymour of Hagerty High School
A good cross country runner will run hundreds of miles to prepare for that one race of 3.1 miles, a great one will run over a thousand miles during the heat of the Florida summers to accomplish great things four months later in November. Today I was fortunate to see some fantastic young athletes who obviously want to be great ones, and their work ethic, heart and determination should definitely lead them to truly great things down the road in November and beyond.
While we are not positive on exactly what edition of this race we are running this weekend there are a couple of facts that we are certain. Deland has hosted numerous cross country meets over the years including invitationals, conference, district, regional and the 1977 FHSAA State Championship. In 1977 the Deland Invitational included two of the very best runners in the state, Kenny Clark of Rockledge (3A), and Herbie Wills of Leon (4A).