Belen Jesuit cross-country
The Belen Jesuit High School varsity boys’ cross-country team continued its major meet win streak by winning Pre-State hosted by FSU at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.
Belen successfully defended its No.1 All-Class FACA Ranking by scoring 100 points over a field of 25 teams that included runner-up team Norcross from Georgia.
The team was again led by senior Avery Lopez, who placed fifth of 216 finishers in 15 minutes 43 seconds on the 5K (3.1-mile) cross-country specific course — also the site of the NCAA’s regional cross-country race.
Teammate Fabian Thomas, a junior, was ninth in 15:52. Michael Magoulas, a junior, was 19th in 16:10. Sophomore Ryan Rodriguez was 29th in 16:23, and junior Andres Fernandez was 43rd in 16:36.
The race attracted 25 teams. With its success, Belen earned a spot in the Milesplit National Rankings.
Christopher Columbus cross-country
Christopher Columbus High School varsity boys’ cross-country runner Daniel Fernandez was eighth of 216 finishers during Pre-State hosted by FSU at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.
Fernandez, a senior, completed the 3.1-mile course in 15 minutes 51 seconds. Teammate Petey Hernandez, a sophomore, was 36th in 16:30. Senior Daniel Linares was 48th in 16:40. Marcos Garcia, a junior, was 67th in 17:00 and senior Patrick Cabrera 82nd in 17:09.
The Explorers were eighth of 25 teams.
The Miami Sunset High School varsity boys’ cross-country team was ninth of 25 teams at Pre-State hosted by FSU at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee.
Nick Diaz led the Knights placing 14th of 216 finishers. The sophomore covered the 3.1-mile course in 16 minutes 1 second. Teammate Kenneth Castro, a junior, was 21st in 16:13, and sophomore Malik Gunter was 58th in 16:54 and junior Ronny Greenup 59th in 16:55.
The Ferguson High School varsity boys’ cross-country team competed at Pre-State hosted by FSU at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee. Santiago Saiki, a junior, was 70th of 216 finishers in 17 minutes. Senior Giovanni Herrera was 79th in 17:07.
Archbishop Curley cross-country
The Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep high school cross-country teams ran well against area schools Archimedean Academy, Doctors Charter, Hebrew Academy, Marathon, Miami Christian and Riviera.
In the 3.1-mile girls’ race, Curley sophomore Rhian Romanik won in 22 minutes 57 seconds, and senior Silvia Bacchelli was runner-up in 25:25.
In the boys’ run, Curley sophomore Danny Diaz was second in 19:13. Serge Aristide, a junior, took third with a personal best 19:26, and junior Nikko Antido was fourth in 20:04.
Coach Br. John Corcoran, CFC said: “We continue to make steady progress but have a long way to go. We now enter the middle part of the season, when we face tougher competition.”
The roster includes: Nikko Antido (11), Serge Aristide (11), Silvia Bacchelli (12), Tristan Barlos (10), Milienne Bonenfant (11), team manager Daniel Briz (10), Yave Calero (11), Edner Derival (9), Daniel Diaz, (10), Enrique Diaz (9), Eduardo Fajardo-Lara (9), Dylan Foster (10), David Hernandez (9),Hanna Kiefer (8), Hedwyn Lamy (9), Jennifer Lamy, (11), Matthew Lamy, (11), Alexandra Laroche (9), Jamal Mapp (11), Christine Masseus (11), Elian Mejia(7), Annasthasia Poitier (11), Eddy Rochez (10), Rhian Romanik (10), Nicholas Salow (12), Michael Smith (11), Sean Smith (10), Jamal Walters (8), and Anthony Yeash (12.) The coaches are Daniel Reese, Br. Timothy Granzotto and Br. John Corcoran.