Iglesias seeks BCAA repeat

Conspicuous by his absence at marquee invitationals this season, Pembroke Pines Charter’s Andrew Iglesias, an eighth-place finisher at the 2011 FHSAA Class 3A state finals, has become the forgotten cross-country runner.

With only three meets as his body of work heading into his BCAA championship title defense at Markham Park on Friday, opponents can’t help but wonder if Iglesias is behind schedule.

He had a breakout sophomore campaign in which a BCAA title in record-breaking fashion catapulted him to unanimous Broward Runner of the Year honors.

So it comes as no surprise, Iglesias expects a BCAA repeat to serve as a not-so-subtle reminder he is still the runner to beat.

“I have been flying under the radar, kind of like the forgotten guy,” Iglesias said. “So I guess Friday will be like a coming-out party. I am eager to face the competition. It would be nice to win it as a junior and next season again. Three-time county champion — it would be awesome to have that next to my name.”

A year after blistering the BCAA field in a record 15 minutes 52 seconds, Iglesias’ bid for a repeat hinges on separating from a pack of challengers led by Douglas’ Matan Ozery (16:39), Coral Glades rising junior Anthony Deleva (16:41) and St. Thomas Aquinas’ formidable duo of Alexander Haugen (16:40) and Matthew Butler (16:49).

There appears to be no stopping Aquinas from hoisting the team trophies for the third consecutive season.

The Aquinas boys, despite losing eight of its top 10 runners, are gunning for an eighth consecutive BCAA title, and the Aquinas girls, ranked No. 1 in 4A by, led by freshman Runner of the Year candidate Alexa Cruz (18:18, No. 9 in Florida), Christina Kalis, Margaret Schloss, Marina Braynon-Moore and Brianna Rischar, came up three points short to Estero for the FSU Pre-State Invitational Elite title.

“Alexa is absolutely driven and focused,” Aquinas coach Trish Butler said. “I’m sure she is aiming for No. 1, but I have five other girls that are aiming for top spots, also. We had a 1:30 spread between our No. 1 one and 5 [runners] at our last meet so collectively we are trying to close that gap.“


Ending any thoughts of a prolonged recruiting process, Boyd Anderson sprint star Kali Davis-White, one of the nation’s top returning sprinters, has made an oral commitment to the Seminoles.

Davis-White weighed offers from LSU, UCF Florida and a chance to be reunited with former teammate Shayla Sanders at Florida, before settling on FSU.

Davis-White and Sanders formed the nation’s most dynamic sprint tandem a season ago, helping Boyd Anderson finally shed its hard-luck label by capturing the FHSAA Class 4A state girls track title in convincing fashion earlier this year.

Davis-White finished second to Sanders in the 100 and 200 meters before helping the Cobras stake claim to the 400-meter relay title in a state-record 45.71 seconds.

That résumé was further embellished after Davis-White clocked a personal-best 11.45 to finish third in the 100 at the Adidas Grand Prix in New York before earning a spot on the USA World Junior team by finishing fourth in the 100 and sixth in the 200.



• Western d. Hollywood Hills 19-25, 25-19, 25-10, 25-18: Alexa Oblak 25 kills, 4 blocks, 4 digs, 3 points. Amanda Medlock 20 digs, 19 points, 4 aces, 18 kills. Gabi Matos 44 assists, 5 points, 2 kills, 2 digs. WES 14-6.

• Coral Springs Charter d. American Heritage 23-25, 25-21, 25-22, 25-21: Sarah Angulo 8 kills, 7 points, 5 aces, 23 digs, 6 blocks. Jackie Castellanos 8 points, 4 aces, 2 kills, 15 digs. Ray Moncrief 8 kills, 9 blocks. AH 9-10.

• Martin County d. Cardinal Gibbons 25-20, 9-25, 22-25: Sarah Martin 17 assists, 4 kills, 5 digs, 3 points, 2 aces. Shay Faber 6 digs, 3 assists, 7 points. Shirley Bazua 8 kills, block, dig. CG 9-9.

• Westminster Academy d. Boca Grandview Prep 25-12, 25-11, 25-14: Alyssa Stevenson 15 points, 3 aces, 4 kills. Caroline Israels 5 point, 3 aces, 10 kills. Esther Hyskaj 7 kills.

• St. Andrews d. Sagemont 17-25, 16-25, 25-19, 25-23, 15-10: Megan Bodden 15 kills, 11 digs, 11 points. SAGE 12-13.


• Late Wednesday — Cardinal Gibbons 102, Pompano Beach 67; Douglas 95, Pompano Beach 80; Douglas 89, Cardinal Gibbons 85: Chad Moody (CG) 200 Medley, David Stoddard (DOU) 200 Free, Matthew Yakymiw (CG) 200 IM, Joshua Cutter (DOU) 50 Free, Chad Moody (CG) 100 Fly, David Stoddard (DOU) 100 Free, Joseph Rung (PB) 500 Free, Moody 100 Back, Matthew Yakymiw (CG) 100 Breast.

• Late Wednesday — University School 116, South Florida HEAT 44; Sagemont 91, University School 77; Sagemont 102, South Florida HEAT 44; University School 91, Archbishop McCarthy 81; Archbishop McCarthy 105, South Florida HEAT 52; Sagemont 84, Archbishop McCarthy 81 (at Nova Southeastern): 200 medley: US 1:45.46. 200 free: Jemal Legrand (SAGE) 1:44.59. 200 IM: Marco Hosfeld (US) 2:03.59. 50 free: Ben Fruitman (SAGE) 23.69. 1-meter diving: Zach Laurence (US) 211.35. 100 fly: Luca Debrito (SAGE) 52.37. 100 free: Ferrucio Rossi (SAGE) 49.62. 500 free: Debrito 4:46.70. 200 relay: SAGE 1:31.08. 100 back: Phillippe Coppee (AMC) 1:08.10. 100 breast: Luis Sanchez (AMC) 1:27.47. 400 relay: SAGE 3:18.66.

• Late Tuesday — Westminster Academy 145, Posnack 35; Mater Academy 92, Westminster Academy 91; Mater Academy 130, Posnack 37: 200 medley: WA 1:49.84. 200 free: Ronald Santos (MA) 1:56.51. 200 IM: Jordan Colon (MA) 2:12.21. 50 free: Jason Woodburn (WA) 24.44. 1-meter diving: Alex Warters (WA) 215.63. 100 butterfly: Jose Llanio (MA) 58.97. 100 free: Daniel Zubero (WA) 55.16. 500 free: Santos 4:59.24. 200 relay: WA 1:39.19. 100 back: Osmel Cereijo (MA) 1:07.49. 100 breast: Colon 1:06.22. 400 free: MA 3:47.22.


• Late Wednesday — South Florida HEAT 84, University School 82; University School 117, Sagemont 45; South Florida HEAT 108, Sagemont 51; University School 108, Archbishop McCarthy 57; South Florida HEAT 107, Archbishop McCarthy 58; Archbishop McCarthy 103, Sagemont 59 (at Nova Southeastern): 200 medley: US 1:55.77. 200 free: Daniela Vandenberg (SAGE) 1:57.68. 200 IM: Rose Smiddy (HEAT) 2:15.19. 50 free: Mary Smutny (HEAT) 29.47. 100 fly: Krissa Robinson (Us) 1:01.83. 100 free: Jessica Mirvis (US) 1:15.45. 500 free: Vandenberg 5:06.81. 200 relay: HEAT 1:45.48. 100 back: Rebecca Basch (US) 1:13.60. 100 breast: Grace Slaton (AMC) 1:30.58. 400 relay: US 3:47.32.

• Late Wednesday — Cardinal Gibbons 109, Pompano Beach 74; Cardinal Gibbons 101, Douglas 82; Pompano Beach 92, Douglas 88: (CG) Dumas, Brianna 200 Free, (DOU) Emily Jurish 200 IM, (PB) Julia Schulte 50 Free, (CG) Jenny Zislin 100 Fly, (CG) Diana Rodriguez 500 Free, (CG) Jenny Zislin 100 Back, (DOU) Emily Jurich 100 Breast.

• Late Tuesday — Westminster Academy 135, Posnack 43; Westminster Academy 125, Mater Academy 51; Mater Academy 89, Posnack 60: 200 medley: WA 2:02.42. 200 free: Sivan Fraiman (POS) 2:04.16. 200 IM: Caroline Nava (WA) 2:17.46. 50 free: Ashley Alfaro (WA) 27.98. 1-meter diving: Maddie Durney (WA) 156.97. 100 butterfly: Fraiman 1:04.79. 100 free: Alfaro 1:02.44. 500 free: Loana Nardoni (MA) 5:51.27. 200 relay: WA 1:55.07. 100 back: Koral Lastella (WA) 1:10.62. 100 breast: Nava 1:15.47. 400 free: WA 4:14.24.


• Chaminade 21, Zion Lutheran 59, Somerset 72, Sagemont (inc.) (at Markham Park): Williams (CHAM) 19:02, Fisher (CHAM) 19:54, Allison (CHAM) 21:48, Williams (ZL) 22:39, Menches (ZL) 23:07, Safa (SAGE) 23:40, Heaven (CHAM) 24:04, Fuerst (CHAM) 25:09, Davidson (CHAM) 25:11, Nicely (SOM) 25:14.


• Chaminade 33, Sagemont (inc.), Zion Lutheran (inc.), Somerset (inc.) (at Markham Park): Hodgson (SOM) 27:16, Martinez (SAGE) 25:50, Ranck (CHAM) 30:09, Caspanello (CHAM) 31:32, Prakin (ZL) 32:29, Jones (SAGE), Leto (CHAM) 34:44, Rondon (SOM) 41:28, Longsworth, (CHAM) 42:53, Figueroa (CHAM) 42:54.



Western at Flanagan, 7

Dillard at Cardinal Gibbons, 7

Monarch at Boyd Anderson, 7

South Plantation at Coral Springs, 7

University School at Miami Westminster Christian, 4

St. Thomas Aquinas at Nova, 7

McArthur vs. Plantation (PAL), 7

Everglades at Miramar, 7

West Broward at Cypress Bay, 7

Taravella at Douglas, 7

Deerfield Beach at Piper, 7

Stranahan at Hallandale, 7

Pompano Beach at American Heritage, 7:30

Hialeah Champagnat Catholic at Chaminade-Madonna, 3:30

Archbishop McCarthy vs. Hollywood Hills (McArthur), 7

South Florida HEAT at Dade Christian, 7:30

Riviera Beach Inlet Grove at Somerset Academy, 3:30

Fort Pierce John Carroll at Pine Crest, 7

Coral Springs Charter at Westminster Academy, 7

Coral Springs Christian at Village Academy, 7


Smoothie King Invitational - Pool A at Ransom Everglades: Evangelical vs. Archbishop McCarthy, 2; Lourdes vs. Riverdale, 3:15; Riverdale vs. McCarthy, 4:30; Lourdes vs. Evangelical, 5:45; Lourdes vs. McCarthy, 7; Evangelical vs. Riverdale, 8:30; Pool B at Westminster Christian: Westminster Christian vs. Carrollton, 2; Gulf Coast vs. Miami Country Day, 3:15; Miami Country Day vs. Carrollton, 4:30; Westminster Christian vs. Gulf Coast, 5:45; Gulf Coast vs. Carrollton, 7; Westminster Christian vs. Miami Country Day, 8:30; Pool C at Ransom: Ransom vs. Mater Academy, 2; Gulliver vs. Calvary Christian, 3:15; Gulliver vs. Mater Academy, 4:30; Ransom vs. Calvary Christian, 5:45; Calvary Christian vs. Mater, 7; Ransom vs. Gulliver, 8:30; Pool D at Westminster: Chaminade vs. West Broward, 2; Barron Collier vs. Cypress Bay, 3:15; Cypress Bay vs. West Broward, 4:30; Chaminade vs. Barron Collier, 5:45; West Broward vs. Barron Collier, 7; Chaminade vs. Cypress Bay, 8:30.

McArthur at Hollywood Hills, 6


BCAA championship at Markham Park - Girls: 4; Boys: 4:45

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