Andy Warrener recaps the 2A Region 3 Championship which was held at Holloway Park.
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Ray Romero recaps all the action from a muddy and competitive DDD Sommer Invitational.
Five team's from last year's Race of Champions field return to the 2017 FLRunners.com Invitational. We break down each squad and see who has the best chance to take home the hardware at Holloway Park.
Maynard St. John was on-site at the Pre-Season Indian 3k in Immokalee capturing all of the action including this photo of the Labelle Cowboys girls cross country team in a sea of red running together at the start of the race.
Trinity Prep looks for their third straight 2A Cross Country Finals team title in 2015 while Satellite could benefit from some incoming transfers. Take a look at the top boys teams in 2A!
Immokalee's Urias Velasquez and Jason Caldwell of Tampa Jesuit were side by side at the beginning of the race, but then Velasquez picked up the velocity to claim the 2A-3 regional championship. Jeff Adams was on-site and captured this picture as well as over 1,350 others.
Bolles sophomore Mackenzie Wilson was second at the state meet in 2013. She has the fastest time coming in with three other girls less than ten seconds back including defending champion Julia Montgomery and her sixth grade teammate Tsion Yared. Daesha Rogers is 8th on the list, but you can never count her out of a race. On the boys side Leonel Delacruz had a breakout race at Pre-State going 15:30.96 more than thirty seconds faster than anyone else in 2A. If he can keep the momentum going he has a great chance to improve on his fifth place showing from last year and win a state championship.
2012 was a special year for the Immokalee boys cross country team. The Indians reached the podium and hoisted the runner-up trophy. The team learned that chemistry, depth, and leadership are the most important things to being successful, and are hoping those things can carry them in 2013. Coach Hugo Gijon returns five of his top seven from the state meet last year lead by senior Leonel Delacruz who finished fifth.
When he first started running, Jean Deceus didn’t care much for the sport. He even gave it up for a year. But after returning to the sport three years ago, the Immokalee High senior gained a passion for distance running. Now his hard work has paid off in a college scholarship. (Daily News)
Jean Deceus lives in Immokalee, Florida. As of the 2000 census, the 8.2 square mile town had 20,000 residents many of whom were immigrants or migrant workers of Haitan and Mexican descent. Jean's mother Marie only had the chance to get to the fifth grade. His dad Jean D never attended school. Now a senior at Immokalee High School the younger Jean is taking a different path, one his parents never had the opportunity to experience.
Belen Jesuit may be favored on paper, but a little reality check shows it's much closer. Tampa Jesuit may have its leader back afterall and give rise to the Tigers' title hopes to upset Belen. That is if Bishop Kenny doesn't upset them both! It's going to be a hot one!