Saturday, November 21, 2015

Tucker's and Leverone's stars shine bright at the All-Star Classic

Just east of Tallahassee, Florida, there were around 1,500 athletes at Apalachee Regional Park on 7 November 2015 for Florida's High School State Cross Country Championships. But after those runners had left there was still one more act to play out in the sport this year. That was the Florida Athletic Coaches Association's 2015 Senior All-Star Cross Country Meet, back on the Apalachee Regional Park course on Saturday morning, 21 November 2015. Chiles High's Emma Tucker ran 18:56.83 to win the girls' 5K race, outrunning Alexa Cruz of St. Thomas Aquinas in the final kilometer. Tucker's win led the North All-Stars to a team win with 25 points. In the boys' 5K Rob Leverone of Plant High took charge in the final kilometer, winning in 16:10.20 and leading the West to the team title with 41 points.

Emma Tucker, Alexa Cruz


You can read much more about the FACA All-Star Meet here:

http://www.dyestatfl.com/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=31488&do=news&news_id=383520


The FACA Senior All-Star Cross Country Classic has been held annually since 1997. In the current format of the meet, the top high school seniors are invited to compete for one of four regional teams--North, South, East, and West. Up to eight seniors run on each team. The Classic was in Tallahassee 14 of the last 15 years, with five of the last six run at Apalachee Regional Park.

Maddie Fulmer, Alex Wallace

Girls' team standings, 2015 FACA Senior All Star Cross Country Classic
  1. North, 25 points
  2. East, 52
  3. South, 55
  4. West, 105
Top Ten Girls

Girls' results, 2015 FACA Senior All Star Cross Country Classic
  1. 18:56.83 ~ Emma Tucker (North) Chiles
  2. 19:00.78 ~ Alexa Cruz (South) St. Thomas Aquinas
  3. 19:20.04 ~ Maddie Fulmer (North) Fort Walton Beach
  4. 19:20.89 ~ Victoria Jung (East) George Jenkins
  5. 19:23.16 ~ Alexandra Wallace (North) Chiles
  6. 19:31.28 ~ Lily Kloepfer (South) St. Thomas Aquinas
  7. 19:32.57 ~ Kaitlin Rocker (North) Creekside
  8. 19:36.87 ~ Shannon Grace (East) Lyman
  9. 19:50.82 ~ Abby Reimer (North) Ponte Vedra
  10. 19:53.89 ~ Anna Grzeszczak (North) Mandarin
  11. 19:56.54 ~ Ashely Castro (East) Colonial
  12. 20:04.25 ~ Karah Hammontree (East) Circle Christian
  13. 20:17.79 ~ Julia Montgomery (South) Pine Crest
  14. 20:24.25 ~ Nicole Kolisch (South) Carrollton
  15. 20:27.16 ~ Kelly Aponte (North) St. Augustine
  16. 20:28.15 ~ Leah Thompson (West) Mitchell
  17. 20:35.38 ~ Elizabeth Cobb (East) Winter Springs
  18. 20:38.28 ~ Claudia Howes (North) Niceville
  19. 20:41.86 ~ Camila Murphy (East) Circle Christian
  20. 20:49.65 ~ Stephanie Fries (West) Calvary Christian
  21. 20:51.72 ~ Andrea Zumpano (South) Westminster Christian
  22. 20:57.59 ~ Kali Hazera (South) St. Thomas Aquinas
  23. 21:00.49 ~ Delsie Borgen (West) Newsome
  24. 21:10.38 ~ Kylyn Burbine (West) Brooksville Central
  25. 21:12.13 ~ Hannah Baker (East) Lake Highland Prep
  26. 21:15.56 ~ Daley Cline (West) Estero
  27. 21:18.87 ~ Selina Velasquez-Mora (West) Immokalee
  28. 22:40.52 ~ Melissa Melchor (South) Ferguson
Rob Leverone

Boys' team standings, 2015 FACA Senior All Star Cross Country Classic
  1. West, 41 points
  2. North, 50
  3. East, 58
  4. South, 61
Top Ten Boys

Boys' results, 2015 FACA Senior All Star Cross Country Classic
  1. 16:10.20 ~ Rob Leverone (West) Plant
  2. 16:14.40 ~ Marshall Dillon (West) Charlotte
  3. 16:19.01 ~ Ilio Sanchez (South) Leonard
  4. 16:21.80 ~ Trenton Liberty (North) Mandarin
  5. 16:23.03 ~ Justin Pacifico (North) Flagler Palm Coast
  6. 16:26.30 ~ Dominic Williams (North) Robert E Lee
  7. 16:27.15 ~ Brady Hill (West) Sarasota
  8. 16:30.79 ~ Jan Figueroa (East) Lake Howell
  9. 16:36.42 ~ Joel Santiago (East) Winter Springs
  10. 16:38.01 ~ Andrew Stivers (East) Hagerty
  11. 16:39.61 ~ Darian Adriano (South) St. Thomas Aquinas
  12. 16:40.10 ~ Ryan Welch (South) Pine Crest
  13. 16:40.58 ~ John Lyons (East) Lake Mary
  14. 16:41.45 ~ Quasan Markowski (West) Plant
  15. 16:47.47 ~ Michael Cassette (North) Mandarin
  16. 16:49.31 ~ Joshua Clethen (South) Monsignor Pace
  17. 16:50.29 ~ Luke Peterson (West) Shorecrest
  18. 16:52.32 ~ Joseph Granberg (East) Vero Beach
  19. 16:54.35 ~ Brandon Williams (South) Chaminade-Madonna
  20. 16:55.13 ~ Jackson Neri (North) Bishop Snyder
  21. 16:55.96 ~ Ryan Yarde (East) Liberty
  22. 17:04.32 ~ John Bobo (East) Lake Highland Prep
  23. 17:07.57 ~ Andonet Thermidor (West) Immokalee
  24. 17:08.57 ~ Dannys Marrero (West) Robinson
  25. 17:12.10 ~ Jake Gilbert (South) Pine Crest
  26. 17:29.43 ~ Mateo Villa (East) Creekside
  27. 17:29.61 ~ Eric Chiotti (North) Bishop Kenny
  28. 17:37.37 ~ Allen Keister (West) Springstead
  29. 17:41.46 ~ Nicholas Evans (South) Boca Raton
  30. 17:59.37 ~ Jason Nodjomian (North) Niceville
  31. 18:29.07 ~ Leonardo Rodriguez (South) Ferguson
2015 FACA Senior All-Star Cross Country Classic

FACA Senior All-Star Cross-Country Champions, 1997 - 2015
DATEBOYSGIRLS
6 December 1997 115:31, Courtney Chambers18:44, Erin Merten
5 December 1998 215:54, Cedric Gillette
4 December 1999 315:25, Dan Cook18:31, Beth Lukens
2 December 2000 415:31, Sean Jefferson18:28, Anna Brew
3 December 2001 515:02, Nick Wilson17:54, Cathlene Willy
7 December 2002 615:19, Ryder Leary19:34.40, Allie Hunter
22 November 200315:48, Alex Miletich18:41, Devin Gapstur
15 November 200415:34, Bryan Sharkey17:33, Jennifer Simpson
22 November 200515:37, Steven Bell17:42, Kelly Parrish
17 November 200615:24, Michael Anderson18:34, Kaitlin Shiver
1 December 200715:23, Joseph Franklin18:40, Devin Spoerle
6 December 2008 716:05, Bret Butler18:20, Juliana Stern
5 December 2009 816:08, Sean Rynning18:13, Jana Stolting
4 December 201015:44, Tyler Cardillo18:29, Teresa Ristow
3 December 201115:46, Chris Godwin18:23, Anne-Marie Blaney
1 December 201215:40, Aesop Brown18:44, Ellyn Snider
23 November 201315:39, Manuel Vel​asquez18:39, K​atrina​ Sa​ntiago
22 November 2014 915:25, Franco Martins18:15, Fatema Jaffer
21 November 2015 1016:11, Rob Leverone18:57, Emma Tucker
1 In 1997 the meet was at Spruce Creek HS in Port Orange
2 In 1998 the meet was at Osceola County Stadium and Sports Complex in Kissimmee
3 In 1999 the meet was at Sperling Sports Complex in DeLand, FL
4 In 2000 the meet was at Lake Mary HS
5 From 2001 to 2007 the meet was at the Miccosukee Greenway in Tallahassee
6 Starting in 2002 the race distance was increased from three miles to five km
7 In 2008 the meet was at Maclay School in Tallahassee
8 From 2009 to 2013 the meet was at Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee
9 In 2014 the meet was at Lake Nona High School in Orlando
10 In 2015 the meet returned to Apalachee Regional Park in Tallahassee


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