This weekend a couple thousand of runners, including many of the best in the state of Florida, will be headed to an out-of-the way ranch in dimly populated North Pasco County. Down the small dirt, wooden path they will venture, hoping their bus does not get stuck. And then finally over the railroad tracks, the woods open up and they will see it: the beautiful Little Everglades Ranch. Some hate the course, some love it. But there is no denying it is one of the most beautiful spaces of authentic Florida that you will find. No tourists. No urban sprawl. Just a serene natural setting filled with the greenest grass, wetland ponds, blue herons and other water birds, along with a few hundred head of cattle! 2096 athletes and 80 schools are entered, coming from as far away as Key West and Fort Walton Beach. Some of them are perennial powers. Others are small but developing programs. All coming together for this preview of the season culminating state championship meet just over a month from now. Here is your first look at the competition.
Wilson, Dejarnette, and Berman post record efforts; Mizereck posts CR at FL Prestate; Winslow and #3 Collins Hill roll at the Coach Wood Invite; Lipari, Springer and #13 Lincoln-Sudbury take Brown. More records, results to come.
Full results are now posted. Performances are being added and photos are being uploaded! Great races. More information...
Armando Del Valle over took Jimmy Clark over the last mile of the Boys Elite race, while Kathryn Fluehr cruised to another Prestate victory. Team wise, the Estero girls and Columbus boys won the Elite division trophies.
Meet Comment: Little Everglades Pre-State Cross-Country Invitational 2008
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