A quick glance at some notable area runners from weekend meets. If I missed anything, hit me up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sickles junior James Zentmeyer was one of the area’s top performers at the pre-state invitational at Florida State over the weekend. He finished second in the select boys race with a 5K time of 15 minutes, 57.98 seconds. Teammate Paris Williams took 18th in the race.
Andrew Flynn was 44th overall for Newsome, which finished seventh as a team.
In the varsity A girls race, Sickles junior Abigail Grant claimed second place (19:22.16). Other notable finishers were Chamberlain duo Maggie Parrish (eighth) and Emily Schonder (19th) and Academy of the Holy Names’ Claire Snyder (14th) and Colleen Doherty (15th). Chamberlain, AHN and Sickles finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively.
In the varsity B boys race, Chamberlain’s Cameron Purvis finished eighth, in 17:27. Wharton senior McKenna Graves was 10th.
Armwood was runner-up as a team, just two points behind Vero Beach. The Hawks were led by Mohammed Tamari and Jacob Rivera, who placed 14th and 15th. Armwood’s Lindsay Shealy fared well in the girls race, finishing an area-best eighth (21:09).
At the Millard Shumate Invitational, Robinson edged Steinbrenner by six points to take the boys team title. The Knights placed four runners in the top nine: champion Jack Rogers (17:27), Fredrick Stanford (third), Manuel Tejeda (fifth) and Wade Fitzgerald (ninth).
Plant’s Evan Collura (17:37) was second, and teammate Robert Evans was fourth. Andrew and Thomas Keith placed sixth and seventh to lead five runners from Steinbrenner in the top 12.
In the girls race, Calvary Christian’s Hannah Brookover finished the 5K in 19:43 – more than 40 seconds ahead of runner-up Eliana Ochoa from Brandon.
The Knights swept the event by claiming the girls title. Maddy Hull (fourth, 20:50), Julia DeYoung (sixth) and Madison Scanlan (ninth) all had top-10 showings for Robinson.
Sneha Sathish finished third for King, and Osceola’s Kaley Eisenbrei took fifth.
An update: Plant seniors Bailey Sullivan (23rd, 18:41.98) and Anna Montgomery (32nd, 18:52.13) both cracked the 19-minute mark in Tallahassee.