St. Kevin cross-country
Runners from Kindergarten through 8th grade participated in the second annual St. Kevin Cross Country Invitational, hosted by the St. Kevin Catholic School cross-country program, at JC Bermudez Park in Doral.
The St. Kevin Primary girls were first. The team’s top individuals were Ane Guerrero (champ), Anita Romeu (runner-up), Gabriella Cordero (10th place), Gianna Romero (16th), Natalia Alonso (22nd), Tessa Abreu (24th), Gabriella Carreras (27th).
The St. Kevin Primary boys were first. The team’s top individuals were Adrian Delgado (champ), Anthony Bergnes (8th), Gabriel Rodriguez (19th), Michael Alcorta (22nd), Ryan Rizo (24th), Lucas Luna (23rd), Xavier Diez-Arguelles (39th).
The St. Kevin Junior Varsity girls were first. The team’s top individuals were Becky Bergnes (runner-up), Almudena Mondelo (4th), Vicky Gonzalez-Pella (8th), Ane Guerrero (13th), Bianca Romero (15th), Annabelle Perez (18th), Isa Hernandez (19th).
The St. Kevin Junior Varsity boys were first. The team’s top individuals were Danny Cordero (champ), Austin San Juan (3rd), Georgie Rodriguez (5th), Gaby Rodriguez (13th), Luis Cordova (16th), Ben Rodriguez (24th), Yoyo Barquin (48th).
The St. Kevin Varsity girls were runners-up. The team’s top individuals were Nikki Martinez (3rd), Becky Rodriguez (4th), Elizabeth McCann (9th), Alessandra Barquin (12th), Camilla Treptow (23rd).
The St. Kevin Varsity boys were first. The team’s top individuals were Matias Luna (champ), Julian Piedrahita (7th), Claudio Benedi (8th), Charlie Lamela (9th), Gabriel Benedi (11th), Nicholas Lobato (13th), Mario Garcia (15th).
St. Kevin wants to thank the Doral Parks & Recreation Department for keeping the grounds clear of ant piles, the grass cut and the roads safe for the competitors. Also credit the St. Kevin coaching staff and volunteers who helped make this a grand event.
• Prior, the St. Kevin teams competed at the Holy Rosary Invitational.
The St. Kevin Primary girls were first. The Primary boys, Junior Varisty girls, Junior Varsity boys and Varsity girls each were second, and the Varsity boys were third.
Highland Oaks cross-country
The Highland Oaks Middle School cross-country team opened its season at the Junior Orange Bowl Invitational at Larry and Penny Thompson Park.
The boys’ varsity finished fourth of 16 teams. Jamir Ferguson was second of 137 runners, covering the 2.1 mile-course in 12 minutes 28 seconds. Teammate Derrick Spicer placed third (12:33). Finishing in the top 50 were Devin Pryor (28th, 13:54 ), Jack Gottlieb (31st, 14:02), Euniel Fortunato (43rd, 14:23) and Eddie Gabriel (47th, 14:38). Levensky Laguerre ran a personal best 15:08.
The girls’ varsity was sixth of 11 teams. Ayoola Gbolade took fourth of 106 runners in 14:12, and Vashti Claybrook was 15th in 15:48. They were followed by teammates Kathy Elizabeth (62nd, 18:48 ), Emily Palmeiro (63rd, 18:49), Hayley Piper (64th, 18:49) and Tiffany Herrera (86th, 21:53).
The boys’ JV had three runners finish the course: Roger Henriquez (18:38), Deandre Richards (18:40), Kevin Castor (20:11).
Archbishop Curley sports
Rhian Romanik, a junior at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame Prep, won a girls’ cross-country meet in 22 minutes 46 seconds.
A home meet, she helped the girls’ varsity team place third against Archimedean, Doctors’ Charter and Westwood Christian. Senior teammates Milienne Bonenfant and Christine Masseus set personal best times.