States
Florida 2002
Cross Country

State Meet

11/23/02 at Ed Radice Park, Tampa FL

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Results

Ricky's Recaps - click on class for details by Ricky Quintana and photos by Mike Leary.
(Tthanks to Sharon Robb for providing preliminary results before the results were available on fhsaa.org)

  • Class 1A
    • Boys - Jr Ryan Deak 15:12, winning by 50 seconds in the fastest time of the day, to lead McClay Tallahassee 85 to the team title. Deak went through a mile in 4:46 and 2 miles in 9:40.
    • Girls - Holy Trinity 63. St. Andrews Boca Raton soph Fran Rodriguez 18:50, a soccer player in her first year of cross country, breaking open a 3-girl race in the last quarter mile.
  • Class 2A
    • Boys - Bishop Kenny Jacksonville sr Ryder Leary 15:28 outkicks Kevin Lyons by 13 seconds, with Andy Biladeau third but never in contention. Bishop Kenny 60 wins the team title over Chiles Tallahassee 83.
    • Girls - Our Lady of Lourdes upsets Bishop Kenny Jacksonville, 73-76. Cocoa Beach sr Elly Kabboord repeats in 18:48.
  • Class 3A
    • Boys - Flagler Palm Coast 71 wins 2nd straight. Ocala Vanguard sr Steven Hassan 15:24 puts away Sam Vazquez with a big surge after 2 miles in 9:50. Hassen led through a leisurely mile in 5:00, and then picked up the pace.
    • Girls - Plant Tampa 130 wins a record 8th title. King Tampa jr Laura Bowerman 18:41 is an easy winner as expected.
  • Class 4A
    • Boys - Winter Park 73. Miami Central sr Kevin Hicks 16:05, coming from 10 meters back in the last quarter mile after Paul Cross led a pack of six with 100 meters to go before fading to 5th.
    • Girls - Spanish River 55 - 4th straight title. Oviedo jr Jennifer Barringer 18:26, breaking away from Devin Gapstur in last quarter mile.

Best Marks - 24 performances qualifying for DyeStat Elite national performance lists

Boys - Girls

Boys

15:12,Deak, Ryan 2004, Maclay FL,1 @ State 1A FL 11/23/2002
15:24,Hassen, Steve 2003, Vanguard Ocala FL,1 @ State 3A FL 11/23/2002
15:28,Leary, Ryder 2003, Bishop Kenny FL,1 @ State 2A FL 11/23/2002
15:41,Lyons, Kevin 2003, Cen Cath Clear FL,2 @ State 2A FL 11/23/2002
15:45,Vazquez, Sam 2003, Flagler Palm Coast FL,2 @ State 3A FL 11/23/2002
15:53,Biladeau, Andy 2005, Jesuit Tampa FL,3 @ State 2A FL 11/23/2002
15:57,Thiele, Herbert 2003, Chiles FL,5 @ State 2A FL 11/23/2002
15:57,Cruz, Javier 2004, Belen Jesuit FL,4 @ State 2A FL 11/23/2002
16:01,Arguello, Eduardo 2005, Belen Jesuit FL,6 @ State 2A FL 11/23/2002
16:02,Masterson, Jeff 2005, Mitchell FL,3 @ State 3A FL 11/23/2002
16:02,McLeod, Timothy 2005, Trinity Prep FL,2 @ State 1A FL 11/23/2002
16:04,Sharkey, Bryan 2005, Gulliver FL,7 @ State 2A FL 11/23/2002
16:05,Hicks, Kevin 2003, Central Mia FL,1 @ State 4A FL 11/23/2002

Girls

18:26,Barringer, Jennifer 2005, Oviedo FL,1 @ State 4A FL 11/23/2002
18:38,Gapstur, Devin 2004, Martin County FL,2 @ State 4A FL 11/23/2002
18:41,Bowerman, Laura 2004, Tampa FL,1 @ State 3A FL 11/23/2002
18:42,Kruzel, Jacy 2005, Cooper City FL,3 @ State 4A FL 11/23/2002
18:45,Almeida, Danielle 2004, Spanish River FL,4 @ State 4A FL 11/23/2002
18:48,Kabboord, Elly 2003, Cocoa Beach FL,1 @ State 2A FL 11/23/2002
18:50,Rodriguez, Francisca 2005, St. Andrew's FL,1 @ State 1A FL 11/23/2002
18:50,Morris, Lavera 2004, Oak Ridge Orl FL,5 @ State 4A FL 11/23/2002
18:53,DeBenedet, Robyn 2004, Episcopal FL,2 @ State 1A FL 11/23/2002
19:01,Kotchman, Melissa 2006, Christian IndRocks FL,3 @ State 1A FL 11/23/2002
19:03,Barlow, Alison , Clay FL,2 @ State 3A FL 11/23/2002

 

Previews by Ricky Quintana on RunFlorida.com

  • Class 4A
    • Boys - Too close to call between Kevin Hicks and Paul Cross. Can Cross lead South Plantation to upset of top ranked Winter Park?
    • Girls - Jennifer Barringer will go out whooping and hollering in claim for state's #1, but she has to put down Devin Gapstur and Lavera Morris. South #7 Spanish River favored in team race.
  • Class 3A
    • Boys - Steve Hassen strikes out for national ranking, with Sam Vazquez' kick a factor in what may be one of best races ever in Florida. Flagler Palm Coast the class of the teams.
    • Girls - Laura Bowerman is overwhelming favorite.
  • Class 2A
    • Boys - Andy Biladeau and Ryder Leary duke it out.
    • Girls - Elly Kabboord the class of field. Bishop Kenny favored, but Our Lady of Lourdes lurks.
  • Class 1A
    • Boys - Ryan Deak and Tallahassee McClay all the way
    • Girls - Battle of wills between big four: DeBenedet, Joiner, Rodriguez and Kotchman.

 

 

 

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