While Calvary Christian’s Joel Lacy and Pine Crest’s Michael Kennedy are pegged for top five finishes at the Region 4-2A championships on Saturday, Chaminade junior standout Brandon Williams will need to run the race of his life to advance to the FHSAA State Finals on Nov.15.
Although seeded No.29 in the flrunners.com virtual meet projections, Williams remains undaunted against the long odds facing his bid to secure a state qualifying top-15 finish.
“Regionals is the do-or-die time,” Williams said. “I will have to pull all my training together in that race so by the end I know I have given it my best. It’s going to be tough getting in that 10-15 range, but if I run my own race and not worry about what the other guys are doing, I can get in there if I try.”
Williams ran a personal-best 17:30.03 in a seventh place finish at the Miami Country Day Fast Times Meet only to follow up with a 12th place finish in 17:52 at the District 15-2A championships last week.
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▪ Region 2A-4 Championship— Gulliver Prep 310, Suncoast 295, Cape Coral 229, Lincoln Park 223, Doral 223: GP— 200 Free: Niki Urquidi 1:49.54. 200 IM: Kelly Fertel 2:04.36. 100 fly: Alicia Mancilla 58.84. 100 Breast: Kelly Fertel 1:04.33. 200 IM: Miguel Cancel 1:55.47. 500 Free: Miguel Cancel 4:37.12. 4x100 Free Relay: Gulliver 3:32.38.
▪ American Heritage Plantation 362, Doral 219, Gulliver Prep 205, Naples 186, Cape Coral 170.
▪ South Dade 9, Southridge 0: McKenzie VanHeusen 4 goals. Thalia Leal goal, assist. Johanna Diaz goal, assist. SD 4-0.
▪ Lourdes 8, South Miami 0: Taylor Cosio 2 goals. Michelle Figarola 2 goals, assist. Gaby Garcia goal. Emma Roza goal. Tatiana Hernandez goal. Alexa Jauregui goal.
▪ Carrollton 5, Keys Gate 0: Michelle Diaz-Silveira 2 goals. Vivi Du Pond 2 goals. Sydney Sariol goal. Michelle Diaz-Silveira 2 assists. Sarah Berenguer 2 assists. Sydney Sariol assist.
▪ MAST Academy 8, Booker T. Washington 0: Stephanie Widell 2 goals. Sarah Widell goal. Samantha Schneider goal. MAST 4-1-1.
▪ Ransom Everglades 7, Florida Christian 1: Celine Ferrero 4 goals, assist. Jacquelyn Kirk goal. Tiffany McBrayer goal. RE 3-1-1.
▪ Coral Park 8, Miami High 0: Michelle Mendez 2 goals. Daniela Lujan 2 goals. Mina Torres 3 goals. Maria Vega goal. Natalie Diaz shutout. CP 2-3-0.
▪ Palmetto 6, Varela 1: Emily Lamas 2 goals, assist. Stephany Diaz 2 goals, assist. Sydney Denkert goal, assist. Ava Gruener goal, assist.
▪ Killian 5, Sunset 3: Jayda Hamilton goal, 2 assists. Christina Salabarria 2 goals. Briana Galindo goal. Alyssa Storey goal. Sasha Van Dalen assist.
▪ Miami Springs 9, Westland 0: Sofia De la Puente 3 goals, 2 assists. Debbie Yance 2 goals, assist. Sophia Gomez 3 assists. Vanessa Kristaly goal. Alyssa Deno goal. MS 2-0-1.
▪ Westminister Christian 5, St. Brendan 0: Madison Precht 3 goals, assist. Maite Gutierrez goal, assist. Megan Diaz goal, assist. Alyssa Kreps shutout.
▪ Miami Country Day 8, Mourning 0: Amanda Martin 5 goals. Laureen Jean Jacques 2 goals. Carly Garazi goal. MCD 1-2.
▪ Archbishop McCarthy 2, Venice 2: Taylor Shore goal, assist. Abby Ribas goal. Olivia Reese assist. AMC 4-0-1.
▪ Hialeah-Miami Lakes 3, Jackson 2: Jennipher Oyuela goal. Nicole Rios goal. Syann Mark goal, assist. Aspen Arias assist.
▪ TERRA 6, Goleman 0: Alexandra Pepin 2 goals, 2 assists. Vivian Calderon goal, 2 assists. Karina Bermudez goal, assist. Sofia Aviles goal. Cristina Bichara goal. Isabelle Duran assist. Mackenzie Martin-Jones shutout. TER 4-0.
▪ Archimedean 7, Island Christian 0: Destinie Baldonado goal, assist. Adrianna Hernandez 2 goals, assist. Emely Acobo 2 goals. Victoria Torres goal, assist. ARC 1-3.
▪ Cypress Bay 2, North Broward Prep 1: CB (4-0): Sami Bornstein 2 goals. NBP (5-1): Rachel Blow goal.
▪ Calvary Christian 3, Boca Christian 1: Ally Mielke 2 goals, assist. Eliaya Lowe goal. CC 4-0-0.
▪ LaSalle 8, SLAM 0: Nicole Baldassini 2 goals, 2 assists. Karina Tremols goal. Clarissa Halvorssen goal. Shayna Welsh goal. Paulina Zuluaga goal. Ana Guerrero goal. Olivia Flood goal. Flor Baldassini 2 assists.
▪ Doral Academy 8, Northwestern 0: Kaylee Rodriguez goal. Caitlyn Barcelo goal, 2 assists. Oriana Urdaneta goal. Alissa Bello 2 goals, assist. Oriana Urdaneta assist. Caitlyn Barcelo goal. Daniella Carosio goal. Kaylee Rodriguez assist. Feven Bedard- Khalid goal, assist. Gabriela Frias goal.
▪ Southwest 4, Braddock 0: Katrina Vasquez shutout. Kristi Suarez 2 goals, assist. Megan Pazos goal, assist. SW1-4-1.
▪ Westminster Academy 6, FAU 0: Lexi Kinsey 2 goals. Kathryn Ford goal. Daisy Scassera goal. Camryn Pagliaro goal. Keri Anne Lue goal.
▪ Late Thursday—Mater Lakes 8, Edison 0: Alexa Villazmizar assist. Hannah Vidal goal. Samantha Valdes goal. Ashley Melchor goal. Arianna Lopez 2 goals, assist. Melisa Rigueros 3 goals, assist.
▪ Late Thursday—Posnack 1, Sheridan Hills 1: Karen Lapscher goal. POS 0-0-1.
▪ MAST 9, Booker T. Washington 1: Greg Fernandes 2 goals, assist. Daniel Godoy 2 goals. Gabriel Ventoso goal, assist. Alfredo Rodas goal, assist.
▪ Monarch 1, Coral Glades 1: MON (1-1-1): Rodrigo Silva goal. Ryan Clark assist. CG (0-2-1): Andres Roldan goal.
▪ Ferguson 1, Palmetto 0: Holman Rios goal. Lucas Rengifo assist. FER 3-0-0.
▪ Doral 48, St. Brendan 40: Danielle Arriette. 17 points, 3 rebs, 1 assist, 1 steal. Angelica Gomez. 9 points, 10 rebs, 1 block. Daniela Barrios. 8 points, 1 steal, 1 block, 1 assist.
Region 4-8A final: West Broward at Coral Reef, 2
Region 3-8A final: Jupiter at Cypress Bay, 2
Region 4-7A final: Delray Atlantic at St. Thomas Aquinas, 2
Region 4-6A final: Jensen Beach at TERRA, 2
Region 4-5A final: Merritt Island at Pompano Beach, 2
Region 4-4A final: Pine Crest at Ransom Everglades, 2
Region 4-3A final: Melbourne Central Catholic at Westminster Christian, noon
Region 4-2A final: Divine Savior at Boca Raton Christian, 2
SWIMMING AND DIVING
Class 3A state championship at Sailfish Splashpark Aquatic Athletics Center
Region 4-1A at Nova Southeastern: 3:30
Region 4-3A at Stuart South Fork – Girls: 9 a.m.; Boys: 9:45 a.m.
Region 4-2A at Chain of Lakes Park – Girls: 9:30 a.m.; Boys: 10 a.m.
Region 4-1A Westminster Academy – Girls: 9 a.m.; Boys: 9:45 a.m.
Sunset vs Coral Park (Tropical), 7 p.m
Hialeah Gardens vs Goleman (Milander) 7 p.m
Ely at Dillard, 7 p.m
Fort Lauderdale vs Stranahan (South Plantation), 7 p.m
New Generation at Westminster Christian, 1 p.m