This year's Crusader Gallop 5k was once again held at Sydney Dover Trails. Always known as a tough course this year was no different. This year there were even more challenges to the course. There have been wild boar tear up a good bit of the starting field so runners had to maneuver through a narrow start. Runners this year had to navigate up a 150 meter long hill, once at the start and again just before the 2 mile mark. The back part of the course a 1k loop proved most difficult. After heavy rains most of the day Friday there were many parts of that section under water or just down right muddy. The course is hill, sandy in parts and uneven.
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After a strong junior track season which saw her place third in the 800 at the 1A state championship, Grace Casagrande had a breakout cross country season. The senior won her first two meets of the season and finished in the top four at both the flrunners.com Invitational and FSU Invitational/Pre-State. In the postseason, she took home the district championship, was second at regionals, and fifth at the 1A Cross County Finals. Recently, Grace announced where she will be continue her running career.
During a 10-day class summer trip to Europe, Grace Casagrade’s thoughts were elsewhere.The Cardinal Mooney student/athlete wanted to get back to training for her senior seasons in cross country and track and field. (via HT Preps)
The 2013 Cross Country Finals are rapidly approaching. In the days leading up to the event we will preview all four classifications. The 1A girls will be the first race of the morning and it should be a battle both on the individual side between Julie Wollrath and Grace Casagrande, as well as, on the team site with defending champion Oak Hall and Holy Trinity who is looking for their seventh state championship in school history. On the boy's side Troy Clark of MDB will be tested by a pair of Holy Trinity runners in Andrew Cacciatore and Trevor Kattenberg. The duo look to lead the Tigers to back to back boys titles and their seventh in the last ten years.
We are less than two weeks away from the state meet in Tallahassee. Regional competition starts Thursday with class 2A Region 4 and will continue through Saturday morning. Over the course of the next four days we will take a look at the road to state for each class starting with 1A Regions 1-4. Sit, back, relax, and enjoy our meet previews and virtual meet exclusively for MileSplit Insiders. If you don't have a subscription now is the time to get one!
Cardinal Mooney senior Grace Casagrande has had a spectacular season. After a third place finish at the FSU Invitational/Pre-State and a new personal best time of 18:07.61 Casagrande became an instant contender for the 1A state championship. She beat defending two-time champion Julie Wollrath by four seconds in the race. It marked the first time the two have met head to head this season. On the boys side, Troy Clark of Mt. Dora Bible has been working on his home course, one of the toughest in the state on a weekly basis. The hard work has paid off as Clark is looking for his first state championship.
County championships, conference championships, as Donald Lamb would say it's playoff time. Districts, regionals, are right around the corner and states is looming, and will be here befoere we know it. This week we will peek into our database and see how our virtual meets have these events playing out. Remember, our virtual meet section is a VALUABLE TOOL in which you can adjust teams, athletes, and even performances. Do you know someone isn't running? Do you think someone will run faster than they are predicted. Fix it, change it, make your own scenarios!
Now that we're past the FSU Pre-State Invitational we only have one more week of the regular season to go before we kick off the State Series, so let's see how the current State Rankings are looking with only one month away from the big show!
BRADENTON -- Canaan Meester-Kitterman would be the first to admit it: This fall, he has something to prove. (via www..com)