Sunday, November 11, 2018

State Championship Titles of Tallahassee & Leon County High School Cross-Country Teams, 1947-2018

Florida high schools tangled in another State Cross-Country Meet on Saturday morning, 10 November 2018, and Chiles High made another addition to the heap of cross-country titles won by Tallahassee schools over the years. The Chiles girls took first in the team standings in class 3A, the sixth time that a Timberwolf team had taken a girls' state cross-country championship. No other school in the Capital City has collected as many state titles in girls' cross-country; Leon and Maclay each have five.

2018 Chiles Girls Cross-Country Team
Chiles Girls

Tallahassee athletes first stepped onto the turf at Apalachee Regional Park that morning in the second race of the meet, the 1A girls' 5K. Maclay eighth-grader Ella Porcher was the top Capital City finisher in the race, cracking the top ten with an eighth-place 19:11. The other Marauders in the race were eighth-grader Sofia Paredes (34th, 20:25), seventh-grader Susan Koeppel (49th, 20:55), sophomore Madison Perkins (57th, 21:18), junior Rachael Stockel (62nd, 21:25), senior Mackenzie Mazziotta (100th, 22:20), and sophomore Anna Grant (140th, 23:30)--giving Maclay 156 points and fourth place. The Tallahassee Community Christian girls also made it to State, placing eighteenth with 414 points. Community Christian was represented by seventh-grader Sarah Tychsen (51st, 21:00), sophomore Karis Desotell (80th, 21:46), frosh Katherine Bouck (103rd, 22:22), frosh Morgan Wilson (133rd, 23:17), senior Madison Crews (139th, 23:29), seventh-grader Morgan Crews (174th, 25:55), and seventh grader Madison Payne (181st, 26:53).

Ella Porcher
Ella Porcher

Maclay junior Junious Brown was in 1A boys' 5K in a big way. In the fourth race of the morning, Brown took third overall in 16:03, becoming the only boy from Tallahassee to make All-State in 2018. Also racing in Maclay colors were senior James McDuffie (66th, 18:06), junior Damian Hundley (92nd, 18:37), senior Alfredo Paredes (108th, 18:55), sophomore Michael Sweeney (113th, 18:59), sophomore Sean Patrick McCann (115th, 19:02), and junior Thomas Deison (119th, 19:05). The Marauder boys logged 320 points, good for thirteenth place. North Florida Christian School was represented in the race by junior David Andrew Keen; Keen placed 38th in 17:12.


The 1A boys' race was followed by the 2A girls' 5K. Florida State University School senior Summer Williams was Tallahassee's sole entry in the race, coming in 62nd overall in 20:33. Tallahassee's neighbor to the south, Wakulla High, had senior Alyssa Langston in the race; Langston was 105th overall in 21:23.


The 3A girls' 5K was the sixth race of the morning, and the Chiles Timberwolves made it the best race of the morning for Tallahassee. Three Chiles girls made All-State--senior Emily Culley was fifth in 18:05, junior Caitlin Wilkey was seventh in 18:11, and junior and 2016 state champ Alyson Churchill was ninth in 18:17. Senior Abby Schrobilgen (17th, 19:13), senior Olivia Miller (24th, 19:33), junior Megan Churchill (29th, 19:40), and sophomore Lindsay James (36th, 19:56) made up the rest of the Chiles team. In the end, the Timberwolves had a winning 45 points, earning Chiles sixth girls' title in school history and the third in the past four years. Placing sixteenth with 361 points, the Leon girls also represented Tallahassee in the 3A race. The Lions' finishers were sophomore Avery Calabro (43rd, 20:05), senior Katherine Resavage (71st, 20:45), sophomore Lilli Unger (81st, 20:51), junior Elizabeth Calabro (84th, 20:52), junior Lauren Zhu (167th, 23:23), frosh Sophia Umana (168th, 23:23), and sophomore Elizabeth Sauer (180th, 24:23).

2018 Chiles boys' cross-country team
Chiles Boys

Tallahassee's sole team entry in the eighth and final race of the morning, the 3A boys' 5K, was Chiles. The Timberwolves took second in the team standings to Belen Jesuit, outscored 35 to 170. The Timberwolf team was senior Connor Phillips (18th, 16:29), frosh Ben Kirbo (29th, 16:41), junior Hawthorne Hay (52nd, 16:58), senior Clay Milford (60th, 17:05), senior Samuel Mountin (61st, 17:05), junior Spencer Amsellem (82nd, 17:20), and junior Shawn Marcum (140th, 18:08).


After the 2018 championship, here is the updated list of state cross-country titles of Tallahassee and Leon County high schools:




CHILES HIGH SCHOOLTimberwolves

Team Titles

Boys:
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2003
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2005
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2006
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2014

Girls:
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2008
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2009
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2010
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2015
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2017
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2018


Individual Titles

Boys:
2003 Alex Miletich, 3A State Champion
2016 Michael Phillips, 3A State Champion
2017 Michael Phillips, 3A State Champion

Girls:
2009 Carly Thomas, 3A State Champion
2012 Rachel Givens, 3A State Champion
2017 Ana Wallace, 3A State Champion



GODBY HIGH SCHOOL

Individual Titles

Boys:
2007 Joe Franklin, 2A State Champion





LEON HIGH SCHOOL

Team Titles

Boys:
FHSAA 2A State Champions, 1969
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2007
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2008
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 2009

Girls:
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 1977
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 1978
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 1986
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 1987
FHSAA 3A State Champions, 1988


Individual Titles:

Boys:
1976 Herb Wills, 4A State Champion
1986 Doug Dickinson, 3A State Champion
1988 Ray Carter, 3A State Champion
1989 Ray Carter, 3A State Champion
2007 Matt Mizereck, 3A State Champion
2008 Matt Mizereck, 3A State Champion
2009 Matt Mizereck, 3A State Champion
2013 Sukhi Khosla, 3A State Champion
2014 Sukhi Khosla, 3A State Champion

Girls:
1979 Rosemary Desloge, 3A State Champion
1988 Jessica Scafidi, 3A State Champion
1989 Jessica Scafidi, 3A State Champion
1990 Jessica Scafidi, 3A State Champion



LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL

Individual Titles

Girls:
1991 Kathy Ward, 4A State Champion
1992 Kathy Ward, 4A State Champion
2016 Alyson Churchill, 3A State Champion




MACLAY SCHOOL

Team Titles

Boys:
FHSAA 2A State Champions, 1998
FHSAA 1A State Champions, 1999
FHSAA 1A State Champions, 2000
FHSAA 1A State Champions, 2001
FHSAA 1A State Champions, 2002


Girls:
FHSAA 2A State Champions, 1997
FHSAA 2A State Champions, 1998
FHSAA 1A State Champions, 1999
FHSAA 1A State Champions, 2001
FHSAA 1A State Champions, 2005


Individual Titles

Boys:
2002 Ryan Deak, 1A State Champion
2008 Patrick Swain, 1A State Champion
2009 Patrick Swain, 1A State Champion



NORTH FLORIDA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

Individual Titles

Boys:
1989, Robert Boyd, 1A State Champion







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