Belen’s Osiel Gonzalez was the boys’ JV champion, besting a field of 341 finishers in 17:17. Bruno Zayas (17:26) and Alex Isaac (17:41) were second and third, respectively, in the 3.1-mile race.
Also, Rodrigo Bustamante (sixth in 17:58), Lorenzo Guio (seventh in 18:02), Tommy Bello (eighth in 18:04) and Omar Rosete (ninth in 18:08).
• In the boys’ two-mile run, Belen’s Rodrigo Madiedo placed third of 67 runners in 11:50 and Joshua Collins followed closely in fourth in 11:51 as the Wolverines also won that team title.
Teammate Sebastian Duenas took 10th in 12:49 and Alejandro Corzo 11th in 12:55. Sebastian Roa finished 14th in 13:11 and Giancarlo Benitez 17th in 13:20 and Fabian Tomas 19th in 13:24.
Our Lady of Lourdes cross-country
Our Lady of Lourdes high school varsity girls’ cross-country runner Courtney Filliben finished 16th during the Flrunners.com Invitational at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville.
Filliben scaled the 3.1-mile course in 18 minutes 54 seconds. Teammate Lourdes Brea was 19th in 18:59. Lauren Garcia (56th) ran 20:11, Madison Fernandez (73rd) 20:31 and Molly Price (76th) 20:39 as the Bobcats were seventh of 17 teams in the invitation-only Race of Champions.
The girls’ race attracted 149 runners.
• In the girls’ junior varsity run, the Bobcats were third of 23 entrants.
Ashley Campis led the way, placing third of 225 finishers. She ran 3.1 miles in 22:56.
Andrea Gongora was 16th in 24:02. Sara Moustafa (20th in 24:25), Alyssa De armas (40th in 25:10) and Fabiana Matiz (43rd in 25:15) rounded out the solid effort.
The Christopher Columbus high school varsity boys’ cross-country team was sixth of 19 teams in the invitation-only Race of Champions Division during the Flrunners.com Invitational at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville.
Daniel Fernandez led the Explorers, running the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes 57 seconds to nab 17th of 183 finishers.
Teammate Petey Hernandez was 32nd in 16:24. Daniel Linares (39th in 16:33), Patrick Cabrera (66th in 17:02) and Marcos Garcia (70th in 17:05) also assisted in the team effort.
Katrina Santiago and Aylwyn Hernandez led the John A. Ferguson high school varsity girls’ cross country team during the Flrunners.com Invitational at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville.
Santiago and Hernandez placed 22nd and 23rd, respectively, of 149 runners as the Falcons were third of 17 teams in the invitation-only Race of Champions.
Teammate Lauren Gavulic was 43rd, running 3.1 miles in 19:56. Emily Hernandez (57th) ran 20:11 and Stephanie de la Guarda (58th) 20:15 rounded out the stellar team effort.
• In the boys’ Race of Champions field, Ferguson’s Giovanni Herrera was 41st of 183 finishers in 16:37.
Teammate Santiago Saiki was 52nd in 16:47. Rodrigo Quintero was 72nd in 17:07 and Adrian Bermudez 78th in 17:14.
The Falcons were 12th of 19 teams.
The Sunset high school varsity boys’ cross-country team was eighth of 19 teams in the invitation-only Race of Champions Division during the Flrunners.com Invitational at Chain of Lakes Park in Titusville.
Leading the Knights was Nick Diaz who scaled the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes 54 seconds. He placed 14th of 183 finishers.
Teammate Kenneth Castro was 19th in 16:04. Ronny Greenup (48th in 16:46), Malik Gunter (60th in 16:52) and Alan Gomez (99th in 17:28) completed the team result.