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Mon. September 30, 2013 | Matt Baker | Email

A quick look at some of the biggest cross country meets of the weekend. If we missed any, comment below, or hit me up at mbaker@tampabay.com.

At the Flrunners.com Invitational, Robinson’s boys finished third. Jack Rogers (fourth place, 16:09.80) and Fredrick Stanford (ninth, 16:25.50) were the Knights’ top performers. Other notables included Bloomingdale’s John Bryant (17th, 16:44), Jesuit’s Phillip Robbins (24th, 16:54) and St. Petersburg’s Trent Small-Towns (39th, 17:13).

Sickles’ James Zentmeyer won the boys large school division race (15:58.70), and teammate Paris Williams was fifth for the third-place Gryphons.

Shorecrest Prep’s boys dominated the small school race, winning by 60 points. Ross Porter (16:40)  and Luke Peterson (16:40) finished second and third for the Chargers.

Robinson’s girls team also fared well at the meet in Titusville, placing second. Maddy Hull (fifth, 19:34) was the team’s top performer, and Julia DeYoung also snagged a top-20 finish (18th, 20:03). Other notables were: Chamberlain’s Maggie Parrish (third, 19:21), Freedom’s Lauren Arfaras (22nd, 20:06) and Academy of the Holy Names’ Colleen Doherty (27th, 20:16).

Sickles’ girls were runners-up in the large school event, behind individual champion Abigail Grant (19:28) and Celine Bates, who finished 20th in 21:27.

Calvary Christian’s Hannah Brookover had the top local time of the event. She placed 10th in the race of champions in 18 minutes, 40 seconds. Shorecrest’s Savannah Broome also had a strong showing (fourth, 20:34) in the small schools race for the third-place Chargers.

At the Seffner Christian Invitational, Plant’s boys team dominated to beat George Jenkins, Berkeley Prep, Wiregrass Ranch and the rest of the field. The Panthers placed five runners in the top 12: champion Jack Guyton (16:43), Carlos Andino (fifth), Evan Collura (eighth), Rob Leverone (11th) and Will Bennett (12th).

Berkeley’s Vasilis Vasiloudes finished runner-up (17:14), followed by Seffner Christian’s Noah Perkins (17:15) and Indian Rocks Christian’s Trevor Quandt (17:16). Mitchell senior Troy Shea (seventh, 17:38) and Wiregrass Ranch’s Andy Hippely (10th, 17:51) represented the North Suncoast well.

In the girls event, King’s Sneha Sathish took first place (20:01), ahead of Mitchell’s Emily Kerns (20:16) and Armwood’s Lindsay Shealy (20:58). Samantha Yarish (10th, 21:47) was the top finisher for Steinbrenner, which finished second, behind George Jenkins and ahead of third-place Plant.

Wharton’s Mariah Henderson (fifth, 21:13) and Bryanna Rivers (seventh, 21:31) both had top-10 finishes for the Wildcats.

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