Thursday, November 5, 2015

Tallahassee at Florida's 2015 Middle School Cross Country Championship

2015 FLYRA Middle School State Cross Country ChampionshipsRunning for the Central Florida Gliders, Teague Middle School eighth-grader Ashley Klingenberg won the girls' 3K race at Florida's sixth annual Middle School State Cross Country Championships, running 10:41. Gulfview eighth-grader Brady Gibson won the boys' 3K in 10:09. Destin Middle School took the girls' team title with 94 points, while Belen Jesuit put up 145 points to repeat as champs in the boys' race. The Florida Youth Running Association hosted the meet at Holloway Park in Lakeland on Saturday morning, 31 October 2015.


Tallahassee runners have been part of the FLYRA Middle School State Cross Country Championships since the meet's inception in 2010, and 2015 was no different. Deerlake eighth-grader Emily Molen was the Capital City's top performer in the girls' race, placing eighth in 11:21. Holy Comforter Episcopal School was fourth in the girls' team standing with 232 points. Hannah Hosay led the Crusaders, finishing 23rd in 11:51. Elizabeth Calabro (57th, 12:29), Avery Smith (95th, 13:00), Kate Smith (114th, 13:14), Lauren Desi (136th, 13:29), Katelyn Dessi (152nd, 13:40), and Kate Krizner (194th, 14:09) also raced for Holy Comforter. Montford Middle School eighth-grader Caitlin Wilkey placed 24th in 11:52.


In the boys' race the top Tallahassee finisher was Holy Comforter eighth-grader Trey Jackson, who placed 22nd in 10:49. Joining Jackson were Crusaders Jackson Roberts (36th, 11:05), Joseph Ashebo (46th, 11:13), Brecht Heuchan (72nd, 11:29), Ben Kirbo (106th, 11:50), Jackson Jones (12:04), and Wilson Roberts (212th, 12:46). When the last Crusader finished, the Holy Comforter boys had 232 points and fourth place in the team standings. Montford Middle School, running as the Mustang running club, placed 14th with 383 points. Sixth-grader Trey Daniels (61st, 11:24) led the Mustangs, with Findley Tucker (84th, 11:36), Hawthorne Hay (94th, 11:41), Tyler Ritchie (165th, 12:19), Sam Hartmann (167th, 12:19), Adam Zierden (183rd, 12:30), and Bryce Workman (211th, 12:45) filling out the team. Four other Tallahassee athletes raced unattached--Maclay eighth-grader Johnny McClure was 31st in 11:00, Deerlake eighth-grader Spencer Amsellem was 51st in 11:10, Maclay eighth-grader Thomas Deison was 88th in 11:38, and Fairview seventh-grader Nicholas Samuel was 204th in 12:41.


Girls' Team Standings, 2015 FLYRA Middle School State Cross Country Final
  1. Destin, 94
  2. Boca Raton Christian, 105
  3. Bolles, 134
  4. Holy Comforter, 232
  5. Ruckel, 245
  6. St. Kevin Catholic, 254
  7. Liza Jackson, 278
  8. Marco Island Charter, 283
  9. Gulfview, 298
  10. Emerald Coast, 310
  11. Tavares, 321
  12. Abraham Lincoln, 322
  13. Varsity Lakes, 418
  14. Lexington, 445
  15. East Ridge, 497
  16. Hammocks, 498
  17. Oasis Charter, 500
  18. Panther Nation, 508
  19. Jacksonville Episcopal, 523
  20. Terrace Community, 557
  21. Daniel Jenkins, 588
  22. Westminster, 60
  23. Flight Miami, 602
  24. Lake City, 619
  25. Assumption, 662
  26. LLT Academy, 708
  27. Ascension Catholic, 712
  28. Cypress Lake, 730
  29. Lawton Chiles, 749
  30. Mason Classical, 818
  31. Lakeland Highlands, 823
  32. Somerset Academy Canyons, 829
  33. Tampa Bay HEAT, 833
  34. Family of Christ, 841
  35. Queen of Peace, 895
  36. Lutz, 914
  37. Doral Academy Charter, 957
  38. Creekside, 975
  39. Channelside, 1060

Top 15 Girls, 2015 FLYRA Middle School State Cross Country Final
  1. 10:40.30 ~ Ashley Klingenberg (Central Florida Gliders) 8
  2. 10:51.70 ~ Valerie Lastra (Miami Elite) 8
  3. 10:58.40 ~ Lilly Holtery (Ruckel) 7
  4. 11:03.30 ~ Isabella Pawloski (HTTR Tornadoes) 7
  5. 11:09.30 ~ Mia DeRonda (Unattached) 7
  6. 11:09.40 ~ Keleigh Scallon (HTTR Tornadoes) 7
  7. 11:16.40 ~ Jasmine Hincapie (Boca Raton Christian) 8
  8. 11:20.60 ~ Emily Molen (Unattached) 8
  9. 11:21.50 ~ Ani Veltcheva (Abraham Lincoln) 6
  10. 11:29.60 ~ Jordan Shapiro (Miami Elite) 8
  11. 11:31.60 ~ Jacquelyn Abanses (Hillsborough) 7
  12. 11:34.40 ~ Mya Bodrato (Central Florida Gliders) 7
  13. 11:38.80 ~ Elyse Pleune (Hillsborough) 7
  14. 11:40.90 ~ Brooke Brennan (Unattached) 8
  15. 11:42.70 ~ Elayna Bahr (Unattached) 8

Boys' Team Standings, 2015 FLYRA Middle School State Cross Country Final
  1. Belen Jesuit, 145
  2. Gulfview, 159
  3. Holy Comforter, 170
  4. Windy Hill, 177
  5. Destin, 216
  6. Ruckel, 224
  7. Assumption Catholic, 238
  8. Westminster, 246
  9. Emerald Coast, 278
  10. Liza Jackson, 355
  11. Seffner Christian, 356
  12. Tavares, 361
  13. Panther Nation, 36
  14. Mustang Running Club, 383
  15. Varsity Lakes, 400
  16. Terrace Community, 421
  17. Lexington, 448
  18. Marco Island Charter, 484
  19. Daniel Jenkins, 500
  20. Oasis Charter, 519
  21. Abraham Lincoln, 573
  22. East Ridge, 597
  23. Ascension Catholic, 631
  24. Cypress Lake, 640
  25. Alpha Omega Falcons, 692
  26. St. John's Country Day, 703
  27. Trinity, 715
  28. Mulberry, 729
  29. Summit-Questa, 746
  30. Geneva Classical, 746
  31. Jacksonville Episcopal, 762
  32. Queen of Peace, 873
  33. Foundation Christian, 873
  34. Panthers, 917
  35. Independence, 975
  36. Corbett, 1020
  37. Tampa Bay HEAT, 1036

Top 15 Boys, 2015 FLYRA Middle School State Cross Country Final
  1. 10:08.50 ~ Brady Gibson (Gulfview) 8
  2. 10:15.20 ~ Adrian Bichara (Miami Elite) 7
  3. 10:18.80 ~ Soloman Weller (Unattached) 8
  4. 10:19.80 ~ Benjamin Deangulo (Westminster) 8
  5. 10:22.50 ~ David Manning (Trinity) 8
  6. 10:24.70 ~ Seth Ziegaus (Lake City) 8
  7. 10:26.20 ~ Jacob D'Aleo (Emerald Coast) 8
  8. 10:26.30 ~ James Hawver (Ruckel) 8
  9. 10:27.10 ~ Kyle Skinner (Elite Runner Fort Myers) 8
  10. 10:29.10 ~ John McKenzie (Seffner Christian) 8
  11. 10:30.00 ~ Zachary Barry (Unattached) 8
  12. 10:30.90 ~ Paul McKenzie (Seffner Christian) 8
  13. 10:31.10 ~ Sage Brands (Westminster) 8
  14. 10:36.80 ~ Javier Trashorra (Unattached) 8
  15. 10:38.40 ~ Griffin Cooney (Creekside) 7

Florida Youth Running Association
Middle School State Cross-Country Championships, 2010 - 2015
Girls
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
13 November 2010Liza Jackson, 56 points11:03.60, Daesha Rogers (American Heritage)
5 November 2011Lake City, 3110:54.50, Emma Rudman (Liza Jackson) 8
3 November 2012Eye of the Tiger, 6411:41.10, Rafaella Gibbons (Unattached) 7
2 November 2013Pine Crest, 6411:05.70, Rafaella Gibbons (Orlando Runners) 8
1 November 2014Pine Crest, 8110:39.00, Tsion Yared (Pine Crest) 7
31 October 2015Destin, 9410:40.30, Ashley Klingenberg (Central Fla Gliders) 8
Boys
DateTeam ChampIndividual Champ
13 November 2010Rams TC, 110 points10:02.70, Kurt Convey (G. W. Carver) 8
5 November 2011Destin, 599:50.80, Brandon Marquez (Avalon) 8
3 November 2012Ammons, 8510:21.60, Julian Elortegui (Unattached) 8
2 November 2013Liza Jackson, 989:48.30, Joey Fitzpatrick (Unattached) 8
1 November 2014Belen Jesuit, 479:56.30, Clayburn Milford (Maclay) 8
31 October 2015Belen Jesuit, 16510:08.50, Brady Gibson (Gulfview) 8
The 2010 Championships were run at Sun 'N' Fun Fly In in Lakeland, Florida.
The 2011 Championships were run at
Sanlan Ranch in Lakeland, Florida.
From 2012-2015 the Championships were run at
Holloway Park in Lakeland, Florida.


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