The boys’ cross-country team at Belen Jesuit is a juggernaut, and it proved that again Thursday at Larry & Penny Thompson Park, where they placed the top seven runners and easily ran away with the district meet.
The Wolverines proved to be the team to beat in District 16-3A, as they took down Homestead, Hialeah-Miami Lakes, Doral, TERRA and Mater Academy.
Senior Fabian Tomas led the way for Belen by winning the meet in 3:12.1.
Teammate Ryan Rodriguez followed in 3:12.6, and Alexander Isaac rounded out the top three in 3:19.9
The Wolverines also showed talent on both ends of the age spectrum.
Three of their top seven runners are seniors, one is a junior, two are sophomores and in sixth place was Joshua Collins, who is in eighth grade, with a time of 3:27.4.
Miami Central took the top honors on the girls’ side, beating out Doral, Northwestern, Carol City, Mater and Homestead.
Destiny Johnson of Homestead ran into the No. 1 spot in 3:58.4. In the second spot was Lianna Farnesi of Doral in 4:02.4, and Megan Moussa from TERRA rounded out the top three in 4:09.1.
• The Lourdes girls dominated in the District 15-4A meet, placing six runners in the top 10.
Coral Park finished second and Coral Gables ended up third, with Reagan, American and Miami Beach rounding out the top six.
Lourdes Brea of Lourdes won the meet in 3:57.2, teammate Lauren Garcia ran a 4:02.4 to place second, and Madison Fernandez followed closely in 4:02.7 to round out Lourdes’ clean sweep of the top three.
•District 15-8A Semifinals: Lourdes d. Braddock 25-13, 25-10, 25-15:
Michele Marenus 13 kills, 12 digs, ace. Annie Ortiz 28 assists, 4 kills, 10 digs. Gianna Dunand 8 kills, 3 digs. LOU 21-4.
•District16-6A Championship: TERRA d. Doral 25-19, 25-16, 25-20:
Brooke McDermott 15 kills, ace, 4 blocks. Gabriella Aquino 5 kills, 4 aces, 3 blocks. Rachel Santacruz 4 kills, 2 aces, assist. TERRA 23-1.
•District 16-8A Championship: Coral Reef d. Palmetto 25-21, 24-26, 25-16, 28-30, 15-10:
Kristine Rios 17 assists, 9 kills, 5 aces, 3 digs. Raquel Alespeiti 6 kills, 15 blocks. Adara Anselmo 11 kills, 7 digs. CR 20-7.
•District 14-8A Championship: Miami Beach d. Hialeah 20-25, 25-11, 25-17, 25-20:
Bianca Fernandez 40 digs, 6 aces. Laura Boone 34 assists, 4 aces, 14 digs. Brooke Klepper 14 kills, 4 aces. Isabela Osorio 15 kills, 3 aces, 11 digs. Pearl Keane 14 kills, 13 digs.
•District 16-2A Championship: Princeton Christian d. Island Christian 25-18, 25-14, 10-25, 25-14:
Tatiana Mullins 19 kills, 5 blocks, 4 aces. Aryanna Arce 7 aces, 9 digs. PC 11-10.
•South Dade 8, Central 0:
McKenzie Van Heusen 3 goals. Johanna Diaz 2 goals. Diana Jamies goal.
•Mater Academy 6, South Miami 0:
Karly Villar 4 goals. Alexis Rodriguez goal, assist. Sara Leon goal.
Central vs. Carol City (Traz), 7:30
Miami Springs vs. Mater Academy (Milander), 7:30
Southwest vs. Ferguson (Tropical), 7:30
Northwestern at Belle Glade Glades Central, 7:30
Mourning vs. American (N. Miami), 7:30
Jackson at Monsignor Pace, 7:30
Edison vs. Homestead (Harris), 7:30
Sunset at Belen, 4
Coral Springs Christian at Dade Christian, 7:30
Naples Golden Gate at Archbishop Carroll, 3:30
District 15-8A final at Braddock: 7
District 16-4A final at Ransom: 7
District 15-3A final at Sagemont: 7
District 16-4A at Larry and Penny Thompson Park – Girls: 8 a.m.; Boys: 8:45 a.m.
District 16-2A at Larry and Penny Thompson Park – Girls: 9:30 a.m.; Boys: 10:15 a.m.
District 16-1A at Greynolds Park – Girls: 2; Boys: 2:45.